Is Your Pool Filter Leaking?

Pool filters can last many years in Winnipeg. However, like any other plastic pool components, they can get brittle with time.

The top head of your pool filter can begin to leak internally or externally, and you may notice that your water is not crystal clear like it should be. Swimming in murky, dirty water takes all of the fun out of summer days in the pool.

A pool filter is necessary for keeping your pool water pure, healthy, and attractive.

How Much do Pool Filters Cost in Winnipeg?

Depending on their type and size, a pool filter can cost anywhere between $850 and $2,000, including the installation process.

What Type of Filter Do You Need?

There are two options when it comes to pool filters:

Sand Filters: Sand filters use a sand medium to trap particles from your pool water as it passes through the filter. Sand filters have a low initial cost, and a simple cleaning process.

Sand filters are found on most older pools in Winnipeg, but are less likely to be installed in new pools today.

Cartridge Filters: These filters contain a pleated filament cartridge that works to trap particles suspended in your pool. Although cartridge filters have a higher upfront cost, they require fewer cleanings, and can trap much finer particles. This increases the overall clarity of your pool water.

Cartridge filters have a higher efficiency rating, don’t waste treated pool water during cleanings, and require less water pressure to filter the pool water.

How To Decide

A cartridge filter costs about twice that of a sand filter. However, cartridge filters are over 4 times as efficient at filtering pool water, meaning that a pool pump will have to work less, and use less power, than with sand filters.

We are happy to discuss price differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each type of filter with you, so that you can make the most cost-effective decision for your pool and needs.

What Size of Pool Filter Do You Need?

There are many factors necessary to determine the size of filter you need, including:

  • Water volume in the pool
  • Pump size
  • Bather load
  • Amount of organics (leaves and greenery) around the pool area

With this information, we can help you decide on a size of pool filter appropriate for your pool.

As a general rule, the largest filter that you can afford will work best. Larger filters are more efficient, use less electricity, need to be cleaned less, and improve the clarity of the water overall.

We Can Help

For assistance or information on cleaning your pool filter, or if you want to know more about choosing the right pool filter for you, don’t hesitate to call UV Pools in Winnipeg today!

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Advantages of a Cartridge Filter

This video lists a few advantages of a cartridge filter.

When Should I Backwash My Pool Filter?

As little as possible! You should only backwash your filter if the pressure gauge indicates increased pressure.

My Pool Filter Isn’t Cleaning

If your filter is not cleaning properly, it is most likely one of two issues. The first issue could be this you are back washing too often which is not a good thing.

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