Your pool’s filter plays an important role in the circulation of your pool’s water and its cleanliness. Learn how to keep your pool’s cartridge filter clean and working properly.
Ricardo: Hi, my name is Ricardo with Pools by Design.
Michelle: And I’m Michelle.
Ricardo: And today, we’re going to be showing you how to clean your pool’s cartridge filter.
Michelle: To start out, you’re going to need to open the filter and remove the strainer pot lid from the pump.
Ricardo: Clean the basket, then replace it.
Michelle: Remove the compression spring and spring adaptor. You can do this by pulling them straight up.
Ricardo: Next, separate the top manifold assembly from the filter cartridge and lay it to the side. Carefully remove each cartridge element separately.
Michelle: Using a garden hose with a straight flow nozzle, wash the filter from the top down, holding the hose at a 45-degree angle to the cartridge.
Ricardo: Make sure to pay special attention to the area between the pleats.
Michelle: If there are a lot of oils in your pool, which can happen if you’ve been swimming often, it’s recommended to soak the cartridge for at least an hour. If you can, leaving it overnight is best.
Ricardo: There are a few different solutions you can use for soaking your filter cartridge. You can use a commercial filter cleaner or you can use sodium triphosphate, also called TSP, with five gallons of water. Or you can use dishwashing detergent with five gallons of water.
Michelle: After your cartridge is finished soaking, rinse it to remove the cleaning solution.
Ricardo: Next, wash out the inside of the tank body and bottom manifold. This will drain out through the open drain plug.
Michelle: Check the gasket around the entire outer lip of the bottom plate. This must be firmly and evenly set around the entire outer lip in order to put the cartridge back in place.
Ricardo: Place the bottom manifold, four cartridges, and top manifold in place.
Michelle: At this point, you can put the cartridge back in, and you’re all set.
Ricardo: Thank you for watching. Be sure to like and subscribe for more pool maintenance tips. If you have any questions, leave a comment below.
Michelle: See you soon!
A man and a woman stand in front of a resort-style custom pool in a Tucson backyard. They are dressed in casual, summery attire. Ass they explain how to clean your pool’s cartridge filter, the video shows close-ups of each of their faces.
Throughout the explanation of how to clean a pool filter, there are videos of another man completing each step. He removes the basket, cleans it, removes the filters, shows the pleats where you should pay extra attention while cleaning, then replaces the components of the pool filter cartridge.
The video ends with a shot of a custom pool and the logo for Pools by Design, pool builders in Tucson. The screen also displays the website poolsbydesignaz.com and the phone number (520) 797-6675.
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