In order to fully enjoy your above ground pool several things must be taken into account. Choosing the correct pool with the right equipment is first on the list.
Answer Most manufacturers water cartridge filter will advise that you use either a chlorine or a bromine sanitizing system. Both are good but bromine is not as harsh as chlorine, on skin and hair.
Back wash out filters: Turn off filter system, go over to multi port, push down on handle, and turn handle 180 degrees, to where it says backwash position. If filter system come equipped with an extra value that helps prevent leaking, open that. Turn on Filter system and let it run about 2 and half minutes. Once you see the water has turned clear you can stop backwashing at that time. Turn off and turn off, return multi port back to filter position and close extra value to closed position.
Bag filter cannot be backwashed with valves, so they should be cleaned once or twice a season. The cartridge elements are removed from the filters, and then the dirt is physically washed by simply hosing the cartridge element off. By doing so, you can save a substantial amount of money by reusing them. If the cartridge filters are used for too long, it’s time for you to replace the old with the new when you find that cleaning the cartridge doesn’t solve the problem.
Once a month, clean the water cartridge filter with a good cartridge cleaner. A dirty water filter not only inhibits water flow in it, it helps create an environment that bacteria love. If the water filter is still dirty after a cleaning or two, you may have to replace it entirely.
Your pool needs to be clean before winterizing. Brush and vacuum sides and bottom. Use Super Shimmer or a Clarifier to get water crystal clear. Lower water level while vacuuming (set filter to waste bypassing sand). Clean the tile line with Tile & Vinyl Cleaner to remove oil and scum line. This will be easier to get off now before it sets on during winter months.
Contrary to popular thought, winter, not spring or summer is the right time to get a pool dug up, as the ground is not soggy. Soft ground is difficult to dig and is not easy on heavy equipment as well.
Once the replacement procedure is complete, it is highly recommended that the sand pool filters undergo a backwash process. This allows settling of the sand and cleaning of dirt from the sand.