If you notice that your pool water is not as clear as it used to be, it may be time to clean your filter. If you have a sand filter, this process is called backwashing. In order to check if your filter needs to be backwashed, take a look at the pressure gauge. There will be a place that marks the normal pressure. If the needle is 10 psi over this point, then it is time to clean your filter.
Over time, the sand in your filter acquires dirt and debris from the pool. These particles make the filtration process less efficient. Backwashing your sand filter will restore the cleaning power of your sand filter so you can get back to swimming in clear water. The process is fairly simple, just follow the steps below:
That is all you have to do! If you have any questions, the experts at Pinch A Penny are happy to help. Call or visit a store near you!