How To Maintain Pool Filtration In Peak Season

When you've got the family, friends, pets and football team in the pool more than usual over Summer, cloudy pool water can arise! Stay on top of your clear water by maintaining your filtration in peak season:

Increase filtration time

Your filter should be running minimum 6 hours, maximum 10 hours and ideally at night time.

Run filter at night time

If running your filtration system and noise is not a factor with the neighbours, we recommend running at night time as the more disturbance in the water during daylight hours allows the sun to extract and break down your chemical levels in the pool.

Increase cleaning

Increase back washing your sand filter or cleaning your cartridge filter to once a week to maintain good clarity. 

Cartridge filter tip 
- Always have 2 cartridges on hand and swap between. Also, soak your cartridge in a tub of clean water with a cup of Napi San overnight then hose it off the next day for a thorough clean. The Napi San breaks up all the solidified debris in the paper pleats.

SEE ALSO: How to backwash your filter!

Take your cleaner out when it's done

Good clarity comes from good filtration, so leaving your suction cleaner attached 24/7 isn't a good idea as this also puts a strain on your pool pump, trying to suck water through a 38mm hole.

Empty baskets daily

Keep your skimmer basket and pump basket empty to allow for good filtration. 

 SEE ALSO: How to maintain your pool!

Here are some other blogs that may help:

How to test and fix pool water

How to fix cloudy pool water

How to test and fix pool equipment

How to get rid of pool algae (green pool water)

How to get rid of black spot algae

How to backwash a sand filter

Post author:

Natalie Hintze

Head of eCommerce & Marketing at Mr Pool Man,
Co-Founder at Water TechniX

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