Aqua Pool Co. Pool Maintenance Tip: How to Clean Your Filter

Sure, you can think of things more fun than cleaning your swimming pool filter, but this is an important part of Mississippi swimming pool maintenance that cannot be overlooked or undervalued.

You can always hire a service technician to do your dirty work for you but whether you do it yourself or write the check for a trained professional, it is important to know the proper steps involved.

Mississippi pool maintenanceThe first step is simply rinsing off any loose debris and dirt from your filter cartridge.  Be careful not to use a high-powered sprayer as you may actually end up forcing dirt and debris into your cartridge.  After rinsing, allow your cartridge to soak overnight in a cartridge cleaner solution that is alkaline based, as this will work better than an acid based solution against the body oils and lotions that bind dirt to your cartridge.  Next, soak the cartridge in a clean, plastic bucket or trash can, immersing it completely, if possible, or one end at a time if you have to.  Lastly, thoroughly rinse the cartridge again to ensure all remaining chemicals and debris are washed away.

After these steps are complete, your filter is ready for reassembly and you can congratulate yourself on a job well done (or supervised)!

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Aqua Pool Co. is the largest pool and spa supply store on the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast! Our Gulfport showroom features 12 above ground poolshot tubs, and spas and our selection of pool and spa chemicals is second to none. We also offer pool equipment, free water testing and water chemistry consulting to ensure your pool, spa and/or hot tub is safe. Check out our vast selection pool toys and games, so the fun never stops. Don’t let our large pool store fool you! Aqua Pool Co. is family-owned and operated, and every member of our staff is here to serve you with the personal customer service you deserve. Give us a call at (228) 832-9909 or come by and see us at 11296 Lorraine Rd., Gulfport, MS 39503 today!

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