I want to change my existing sand pool filter into a salt filter system, Is it possible? can I don this easily or have to change out the whole pump? By the way, i have a hayward system and my pool is 18x16 inground. thanks
NO POWER CORDS IN THEW POOL ! I KNOW ITS HARD TO KEEP THESE CLEAN SO THE BEST WAY IS TO FIND A INGROUND PUMP AND FILTER SAY A 1 HP STA RITE DURA GLAS AND A 50 SQ FOOT CARTRIDGE TYPE FILTER. WHEN THE POOL GOES BAD YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RESELL THE PUMP AND FILTER AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK..
Less maintainance with sand you just backwash, and change sand every four years. Cartridge filters clog and have to be taken out and cleaned often. Use sand it is hands down a better system.
Yes around 1000.00 You have to buy a salt water filter system. Call any pool supply store.
GEO - thermal system.
The easiest to use is the sand filter. the drawback with it is that you lose some of the pools water when you have to backwash. Then there is the cartridge filter they need to have the filter elements cleaned periodically .A bit more labor intensive but there is far less waste of water and the filtration is also finer. The DE filter is the finest of the pool filters backwashes but is also the most trouble to keep operating properly. All in all I would go with the good old sand filter for reliability and ease and throw a waterco hydrocyclone in front of it to reduce the number of times I had to back wash.
Before I changed my filtration system al together I used to have a cartridge filter that as it turned out was not big enough to do the job properly, I ended up putting another filter in parallel to it and it totally fixed the problem and wasn't hard to do. It increased water flow and reduced the number of times the cartridge needed cleaning.
That depends on filter, pump and plumbing size. What else is plumbed into the system. Does it have a pool cleaner attached and how? All this is called or is referred to as the amount of head. Ken
Back wash for 5 minutes, then rinse for 10 seconds. if you sand is over 7 years old or you've had water issues, chemically clean your filter, or just replace the sand. if its not a sand filter , try running your system with all the baskets in place and the filter out, if your pressure is much better, than replace the cartridge. I found years ago when I had a cartridge filter that I had calcium build up in the filter material I soaked it in acid (a fairly strong mix) for a few hours to dissolve the calcium. The filter worked much better after that. eventualy I ended up putting an extra cartridge beside it to work in parallel and had no more problems at all after that improved the turnover of water no end and didn't have to clean the cartridge filter as often,
You can install a inground swimming pool by getting a timer kit at your local home improvement store.
Well, there are basically 3 different kinds of filter systems, sand, cartridge, or Dichotomous Earth. DE Filters remove the most particles from a pool and are also the most expensive. Cartridge Filters remove debris well, but sometimes the filters need cleaning and changing. Sand filters are the simplest and require only sand to do their job, however they fail to remove the smallest particles. So the answer is what is best for you? I think most people would choose a cartridge system. It is easy. Hook it up. If, after a while, it is not working as well, simply remove the cartridge, soak it and clean it. If it is not cleaning up, order a new filter.