Everything you'll need to recondition your pool filters to their original condition! From pool filter tanks to pool filter media, Mr Pool Man carries the best replacements for some of Australia's more popular filter brands like Astral, Waterco, and more!
Pool Filter Tanks The pool filter tank is your main pool filter housing that holds all of the water and your filter cartridge. It is very hard to find pool filter tank replacements simply...
Pool Filter Tanks
The pool filter tank is your main pool filter housing that holds all of the water and your filter cartridge. It is very hard to find pool filter tank replacements simply because it is built like a tank! (pun intended) Pool Filter Tanks are made from chemical resistant materials, the best brands are UV treated to help it withstand extreme weather conditions, and it has no moving parts.
Pool filter tanks rarely get damaged because of how it is built, and short of a tree falling on it (or some unfortunate accident) they will usually last for up to a decade without any problems. Due to its longevity, pool filter tank replacements can cost up to 80% the price of a brand new or a newer model cartridge filter set. Many pool cartridge filter manufacturers often do not offer pool filter tank replacements due to this as well.
Replace the Pool Filter Tank or Buy a new one?
If you have a cracked or damaged pool filter tank, we strongly encourage you to spend a few dollars more and just get a brand new cartridge filter system unless you have specific pool needs that call for a certain type of pool cartridge filter. Not only will you get all new parts, but you’ll get the warranty on all of the parts included, and not just the tank.
Your pool sand filter needs a special kind of sand in order for it to function properly. Using any type of sand that’s not designed for pool filter use is a big no-no. There are two types of pool sand filter media that’s commonly used in Australian pool, and that’s filter media sand and filter media glass.
Filter Media Sand
The first, and most common, pool sand filter media is called filter media sand or quartz silica sand. These have a size of roughly 0.45 to 0.55mm and they can filter out particles down to 20 microns in size. This is the most popular option as they’re cheap and they can last up to five to seven years before needing to be replaced.
Filter Media Glass
his type of pool sand filter media is made from recycled glass crushed to a certain specification. While a little bit more expensive than filter media sand or quartz silica sand, filter media glass has the distinct advantage of being able to filter out dirt and debris down to 5-10 microns in size. This means a higher water clarity than your regular pool sand.
To maximize the cleaning power of your pool sand filter and your filter media, it is advisable to give your sand filter abackwashevery few weeks or if yourpressure gaugereads 8-10 PSI above its baseline level.