There’s nothing more inviting than a clean, crystal clear pool and your filter plays an important role in keeping your water pristine. The water enters the filter where dirt and debris is removed by fine sand participles in the case of a sand filter, or the cartridge element in a cartridge filter. As experts in pool repairs and maintenance, we’re here to share some of the signs that your pool filter may need some attention with repairs or maintenance.
1. Cloudy Water
If you’re finding that your pool water is poor quality, even with your filter running and the chemical levels being balances frequently, this may be a sign that your filter isn’t working as it should. This is particularly the case if you’re noticing dirt and debris in the pool water. If backwashing or cleaning the cartridge element doesn’t help, you may want to call your pool technician.
2. High Pressure
With your sand filter, you need to keep an eye on the pressure gauge to check that it’s not too high. High pressure can be caused by a build-up of dirt and debris in the system, and the first thing you need to do is carry out a complete backwash. If backwashing isn’t helping and the pressure continues to rise, call in the experts to take a look.
3. Damaged Cartridge Element
If you have a cartridge filter, keep an eye on the cartridge element as it won’t work effectively if it’s damaged. Look for issues such as flattened pleats, broken endcaps or broken bands which are all signs that it’s time to replace the element. It’s always a good idea to have a spare cartridge element on hand that you can swap in easily.
4. Sand entering the Water
If you have a sand filter, one of the telling signs that there’s an issue with your filter is if you can see sand from the filter floating in your pool or settling at the bottom. This usually happens when a broken piece within the filter is allowing the sand the escape. Open the filter to have a look inside to check for damage and complete a backwash.
5. Cracks or Damage
Damage to your filter can easily occur when parts crack or become brittle over time. Check for damage to the tank, handle, valve or line of your filter and if you notice visible damage, replace the damaged part or contact your pool technician for support.
At Pool Assist, we carry out expert repairs on all of your pool equipment to ensure it continues to perform optimally. We understand that you want to avoid expensive replacements where possible and our certified technicians are experts at troubleshooting issues you may be having with your equipment. If you do need replacement equipment, we also carry a range of high quality swimming pool equipment to Perth customers.
If you need help with expert repairs to your pool equipment, speak to the team at Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.