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					Basic Guide To Swimming Pool Filters

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Summary:
One item that every swimming pool must have is a pool filter. A swimming
pool filter is the main process that keeps your swimming pool clean of
the various debris that are brought in by wind, rain, cleaning supplies,
toys, and swimmers. A pool filter works to keep the water clear and
promotes safety and health while in the water. The pool filter has three
main components that allow it to keep your water clear and safe for
swimmers. First, there is a motor and pump that work t...


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swimming pool, swimming pool cleaning, swimming pool filters


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One item that every swimming pool must have is a pool filter. A swimming
pool filter is the main process that keeps your swimming pool clean of
the various debris that are brought in by wind, rain, cleaning supplies,
toys, and swimmers. A pool filter works to keep the water clear and
promotes safety and health while in the water. The pool filter has three
main components that allow it to keep your water clear and safe for
swimmers. First, there is a motor and pump that work to bring the water
in and push it out during filtration. Then the filter itself falls into
three categories DE (Diatomaceous Earth), cartridge and sand.

A DE (Diatomaceous Earth) filter is probably the best for filtering even
the minutest particles that could be in the water. Diatomaceous Earth is
a natural substance that is found in the soil. It has the consistency of
a fine, white powder. A filter made of Diatomaceous Earth comes in two
different types of filters, a spin filter and a vertical grid filter.
These two terms simply signify how the filter is set up. The spin filter
does not work as well as the vertical and is virtually obsolete today.

A sand filter makes use of sand to filter the water of particles and
allows filtered water to run through easily. The cartridge filter works
in the same manner as a Diatomaceous Earth filter but without the use of
any substance other than fabric mesh to filter the water.

Here are a few things you should consider before purchasing a swimming
pool filter:

First, find the volume of the entire swimming pool. To find the volume
you must consider the shape of your pool:

If your pool is rectangular – Multiply the following – Length, width,
average depth
If your pool is circular – Multiply the following– Radius, 3.14, average
depth
Next, figure the capacity of your pool. This will allow you to calculate
how much water your swimming pool holds. This is an important factor in
purchasing a pool filter. To find the capacity, multiply the volume (you
found in step one) by 7.48.

You will then have to determine the type of filter you want. Consider if
your pool would benefit from a cartridge, DE, or sand filter. You should
also consider if you want the filter to be vacuum or pressure. It is
suggested that you should make the filter slightly larger than your
initial calculation to allow for better filtration.

There are a lot of different aspects that must be taken into
consideration when purchasing a swimming pool filter. For the entire
filtration system you can expect to pay anywhere from $20.00(USD) to
$300.00 (USD). Replacement filters are slightly cheaper in some aspects,
depending on the type of filter your system uses, you can expect to pay
anywhere from $4.00 (USD) to $200.00 (USD).

It is important that you follow all recommended procedures outlined by
the swimming pool manufacturer. This will help you in maintaining clear
and healthy pool water that can be enjoyed by all swimmers.

				
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