Pool filter lids provide you access to your pool filter cartridges whenever they need cleaning or replacing. For safety and proper filtration, replace your filter lid at the first sign of damage. Shop pool filter lids from some of the top brands in Australia like: Astral, Poolrite, Onga, and more!
In a nutshell, your pool filter lid is the top covering for your pool cartridge filters. What makes them so important is that they keep everything inside the cartridge filter to make sure that...
In a nutshell, your pool filter lid is the top covering for your pool cartridge filters. What makes them so important is that they keep everything inside the cartridge filter to make sure that your pool water is filtered correctly.
Pool Filter Lid Care
Pool filter lids are made out of pretty durable stuff and with some proper care and maintenance, it should last you for the lifetime of your cartridge filter. Here are some things to keep in mind when handling your pool filter lid to ensure that they don’t get damaged.
Do not over tighten the lid - over tightening your pool lid can cause excessive pressure on the threads which can lead to cracking of the lid (or heavens forbid, the cartridge filter tank itself). Gently tighten the lid, and once it feels snug then you’re good to go.
Check and Clean the O-rings - whenever opening up your pool filter lid, ensure that the O-rings are clean and well lubricated with some Aussie Gold Lube it to prevent leaks and O-ring cracking.
Properly Seat the O-rings - a common problem with pool filter lids is when the O-rings are not seated properly. This causes the O-ring to get caught in between the threads of the lid which may cause leaks and a damaged O-ring.
Check your filter gauge frequently - a damaged filter gauge can cause wrong readings and may cause pressure to build up inside your cartridge filter and cause it to crack or at the worse case, explode.
Dangers of a Damaged Pool Filter Lid
A cracked or damaged pool filter lid can be very dangerous. Remember that your pool cartridge filter is pressurized. A crack can cause structural instability and cause the entire filter unit to explode under pressure. So at the first sign of cracking (no matter how small, even a hairline crack can be dangerous!) replace your filter lid immediately.
If you find that there are cracks on both your lid and your filter cartridge tank, then it would be a good idea (and cheaper as well!) to replace the whole cartridge filter unit itself!
Browse our collection of pool cartridge filters here, and as a shameless plug, we encourage you to check out the Water TechniX Pool Filter Eclipse. It’s a super compact pool cartridge filter that’s designed with the harsh Australian conditions in mind and it’s one of the best bang-for-buck cartridge filters out there on the market.