In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on pool filters, including basic functions, what “microns” are, and how various pool filters create different effective filtration areas for a given pool. There are a few very different kinds of filters out there, and knowing how these will impact your space is important.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we can help with all filter questions and concerns for our custom pools and hot tubs. In part two of our series, we’ll go over why different filters have totally different filtration areas, how to choose the proper area size, and why plumbing concerns matter just as much as the filter when it comes to these important functions.
Many pool owners are shocked at the level to which pool filtration area size varies between different filter types. Cartridge filters have massive effective filtration areas, while DE filters and sand filters come with much smaller areas. Why his this? Let’s look at each example to learn more.
Filtration area should be a big concern as you’re looking for a new pool filter. You can approximate your needs here by matching your pool’s capacity in gallons to the time you’re planning to run the filter each day. There are also many online resources for this sort of thing.
Do remember, though, that the filter’s area does not directly tell you whether the filter is of good quality. Ensure you’re purchasing an item with good craftsmanship and materials, not just looking for the largest filtration area possible and nothing more.
During filter installation, securing all plumbing is vital. Any plumbing that shifts or moves will decrease the filter’s effectiveness, so be sure you have a plumbing strap and PVC pipe on hand during installation – our pros can help here.
For more on pool filters, or to learn about any of our pool construction or repair services, speak to the pros at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.