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In a nutshell, the job of a swimming pool filter is to remove dirt or debris particles from the water. There are a lot confusion on how to choose from the various filter choices given to the pool owner today. At Aqua-Pool-Warehouse we have made the choice easy with our extensive experience with the top brands of filters and industry leading manufacturers. Choose from our extensive collection of Sand, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and Cartridge filters from manufacturers such as Hayward, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Waterway and more.

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Sand Pool Filters

Sand filters are economical and has tried and trusted performance. Sand Filters have large tanks that hold special pool sand and filter out dirt particles as tiny as 20 to 25 microns in size. Sand Filters are one of the most popular filters because it is relatively easy to clean by backwashing, requires low maintenance and replacement sand is relatively cheap.




DE Pool Filters

For those of you that never compromise on the performance, we are glad to present our selection of Diatomaceous Earth (DE)Pool Filters that can filter out even the minutest dust particles ranging down to an incredible 5 microns. DE filters will provide the best filtration possible for that crystal clear water you deserve in your swimming pool.




Cartridge Pool Filters

Cartridge Filters have been gaining popularity for some time now and with good reason. They can filter out particles as small as 10 microns and are hugely popular for their minimal maintenance which takes only a few minutes to get the filtration system back into top shape. Its as easy as rinsing it off!!




Filter Accessories

We carry only the best choices for your filtration needs!! Our products have been thoroughly tested and are upheld to the highest standards in the pool industry.




To keep your swimming pool water sparkling and clean you need the correct balance of at least three separate elements. The Chemicals in your swimming pool, the circulation systems controlled by your Swimming Pool Pump, and the filtration system controlled by your filter of choice. Aqua-pool-warehouse offers complete and efficient solutions for great water quality that your swimming pool deserves. The preference among the filter types varies by different regions of the country, and by the suitability for the particular pool. We would like to mention that a pool can be properly maintained with any of the filter systems described and that the suitability of a filter to a pool may be more related to the size of the filter rather than the type of the filter. A grain of table salt is about 90 microns and the human eye cannot see anything less than 35 microns. The size of the filter itself will matter more than its type or even its manufacturer. The larger the filter, the better the filtration system for your swimming pool. We offer only the best brands with tested and industry leading products and all the main types of filters in the market. Most filters are stocked in our own warehouse for quick and efficient delivery.

Sand Pool Filter
Sand Pool filters are the most common types of filters used in the pool industry. They are the accepted standard in commercial applications or large pool facilities and is an effective economic solution for your pool filtrations needs. Sand Filters use especially created sand as the filtration medium and water is pushed through the medium. The dirt particles get trapped between the sand where the sharp edges of the sand catch the dirt. On comparison with the other filter types, sand filters usually remove particles only as small as 20 to 25 microns. Sand filters are the least effective method in terms of particle size. As the filter sand gets clogged with debris, it becomes more efficient and catches more dirt but pressure also increases and the water flow drops. Thus it must be cleaned and repacked by backwashing the sand.

Backwashing is a process where you run the filter in reverse through the use of a valve and flush out the dirt. The frequency of the backwashing is directly proportional to the size of the filter in respect to the pool. Backwashed water is usually wasted water and this is another drawback of maintaining a sand pool filter. If the sand gets too dirty the sand medium can be replaced easily and inexpensively. Sand filters are are super reliable, inexpensive and has been around the longest.

Cartridge Pool Filter
Cartridge pool filters utilizes a cartridge as the filtration medium. Usually very popular for most spas and many smaller above ground pools, the cartridge filter is rapidly gaining popularity among in ground pool users as well. Cartridge filters use cartridges made of synthetic filter materials. Cartridges don't clog up as quickly and usually have more available area to filter. This allows cartridge filters to not reduce water flow like Sand and DE filters. Cartridge filters put less back-pressure on the pump and hence you get more flow and turnover for an equivalent pump size. Another advantage is that cartridge filters require little maintenance. Most often cartridges simply need to be rinsed off and eventually replaced. Cartridge filters are considered to be between sand and DE filters and can filter out particles as small as 10 microns. The use of a clarifier can greatly help cartridge filter perform efficiently. A great choice where water is a considerable expense

DE Pool Filter
DE filters can take out particles as small as 3 to 5 microns. Diatomaceous earth are fossilized exoskeletons of tiny diatoms. They are used to coats grids that are used in the filter to house the DE material and so filter out debris. Diatom filter area is sized between sand and cartridge filters. The pressure will still build up as in sand filters and so DE filters require backwashing usually through the use of a valve. A multiport valve usually works wonderfully for backwashing purposes. No other filter type comes close to the performance of a DE filter.

If you have questions about your pool filter selection please contact us either by calling our experts toll free or using our email system..



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