Are you a new pool owner or thinking of becoming one? It is beneficial to know the functions of the products you will be using in your pool to better understand how to take good care of it.
Your pool pump is the center of the circulation system, moving water from the pool and sending it through the filter to remove dust, dirt, and debris before sending it back to the pool. Piping size, pool size, swimmer load, and the pump size all determine how long you should run your pump, so consult your pool professional for the proper time measurement. They will be able to tell you the proper amount of time to run your pump in order to keep your specific pool clean. Generally, the pump is run for about one hour for every 10 degrees of temperature.
Your pool’s filtration system removes any undissolved dirt and debris that have been left behind in the pool water. The skimmer basket and the hair and lint basket in the pump help to filter the pool water, but the primary element of the system is the filter. If you backwash sand or DE (Diatomaceous Earth) filters too often, water is wasted and the filter will not reach its full cleaning potential. Most filters require backwashing when the pressure gauge rises 8-10 psi from clean.
There are three types of filters that help to remove dirt and debris in your pool water:
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