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Mar 8, 2024

How to Clean Pool Filter Cartridge

Maintaining a sparkling clean pool requires regular attention to not just the water and pool surfaces, but to the filtration system as well. The filter cartridge plays a pivotal role in capturing dirt, debris, and other microscopic elements that can cloud your pool water. At, based in NSW, Australia, we understand the nuances of pool maintenance and are here to guide you through the process of cleaning your pool filter cartridge, ensuring your pool remains a pristine oasis for enjoyment.

1. Turn Off the Pool Pump: Safety first. Always ensure the pool pump is turned off before attempting to remove the filter cartridge for cleaning.

2. Remove the Filter Cartridge: Depending on your pool's filtration system, you may need to open the filter housing. Carefully remove the filter cartridge, taking note of any specific orientations or fittings.

Viron QL Cartridge Filter

3. Rinse with a Garden Hose
: Begin the cleaning process by rinsing the filter cartridge with a garden hose. A steady, gentle stream is best to avoid damaging the filter's material. This step removes loose debris and dirt.

4. Soak in a Filter Cleaner Solution: For a deeper clean, prepare a solution of pool filter cleaner (available at Pool Shop) and water in a large bucket or container. Ensure the filter is completely submerged and soak according to the product's instructions, usually for at least a few hours or overnight. This will help dissolve oils, grease, and stubborn dirt.

5. Rinse Again Thoroughly: After soaking, rinse the filter cartridge again with a garden hose to wash away the cleaning solution and any dislodged debris. It's crucial to rinse thoroughly to ensure no cleaner residue is left behind.

Astral Pool XC 250 Cartridge Filter

Astral Pool XC 250 Cartridge Filter

6. Dry and Reinstall
: Allow the filter cartridge to dry completely if possible before reinstalling it in the filter housing. This can help improve its efficiency. Ensure it's properly seated and secured according to your filter system's guidelines.

7. Turn On the Pump: Once the filter cartridge is back in place, turn on the pool pump and check for normal operation. Monitor the pressure gauge to ensure it's within the recommended range, indicating a properly functioning filter.

8. Regular Maintenance for Longevity: Cleaning your pool filter cartridge is not just about maintaining water clarity; it's also essential for the longevity of your pool equipment. A clean filter reduces strain on your pool pump and ensures efficient water filtration, contributing to a healthier swimming environment.

Zodiac CS150 Cartridge Pool Filter

Zodiac CS150 Cartridge Pool Filter

At Pool Shop, we're committed to helping you enjoy a clean, healthy pool with minimal fuss. Whether you need high-quality cleaning supplies, replacement filter cartridges, or expert advice, we have everything you need to keep your pool in top condition. Located in NSW but serving all of Australia, our online store is your go-to resource for all things pool care. Remember, regular maintenance is the key to a clean and inviting pool. 

About Pool Shop

Pool Shop is one of Australia's leading suppliers of pool and spa products, offering a wide range of essentials like cleaners, pumps, lights, chlorinators, filters, chemicals, spare parts, and more. We stock the highest quality products as authorised sellers of leading brands such as Zodiac, Astral Pool, Maytronics, Hayward, Madimack, Polaris, Pentair Onga and more. With a price match guarantee and fast delivery, we ensure a seamless shopping experience.

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