How Long Do Pool Filters Last?
A swimming pool is an expensive investment, but it’s also a lot of fun. One of the most important parts of having a pool is ensuring that you have the right type and size filter. A filter helps keep your water clean so that it doesn’t become murky or green with algae. It helps keep the water clean by trapping debris and other unwanted materials, such as dirt or leaves that may be floating in the water. A filter typically lasts between 8-12 years. Still, this time frame can vary based on factors like how often you use your pool (if it’s heavily used, then filters last less than if it’s not used at all) and what type of filter you have installed on your system. This blog post will talk about how long filters typically last and what you can do if your filter breaks down before its time.
Pool Filter Maintenance Tips
How long a pool filter lasts depends on several factors, including quality of the filter, maintenance, and care. As mentioned earlier, a pool filter can last up to 12 years. To further improve the lifespan of your pool’s filter, you can follow the tips mentioned below.
- To ensure your filter works best, allow it to run for a maximum of 10 hours every day, preferably at night. This comes in handy, especially if your pool is busy. The more the filter runs, the higher the chances of it capturing debris early enough.
- You can extend your pool’s filter by investing in an eco-pump. Eco pumps are environmentally friendly, quieter, energy-efficient, and work well with most filters.
- Do not wait too long before deep cleaning your pool filters. You might end up missing a lot of debris if you do not clean your filters regularly. Ensure you clean the filter at least once every two weeks or when you notice it is clogged with debris. A handy tip is for you to have two cartridges on hand. This way, you can replace one while deep cleaning the other.
- Check for pressure loss in the pump and skimmer lines after deep-cleaning to determine whether they are working correctly. To do this, attach a hose to the skimmer or return line and run water through it. If, after deep-cleaning your filters, you notice the pump maintains pressure flow, then the filters are working properly and do not need replacement.
To enhance your pool’s filter system, you should make a habit of maintaining your pool often and not waiting until it’s too late. It may sound insignificant, but doing some of the tips mentioned above daily can help in the long run.
If you have family, friends, and even pets who love to utilize the pool, perhaps even several times a day, then you will appreciate having a working and well-maintained pool filter system. If you are unsure of what to do, you can always enlist a pool professional who can guide you.