Pool Filter Installation
Pinnacle Pool Service specializes in installing any pool filter system.
Once we install your pool filter, we thoroughly check for leaks and electrical issues. If you’re getting a brand new system type, we’ll make sure you know the ins and outs of operating it before we leave.
We always do plumbing with unions capable of disconnecting without cutting and re-cementing – making future service a breeze.
Three Main Types of Pool Filters We Install & Service
Sand filters are very common, easy to use, and inexpensive. Pool water is pulled into the filter and pressed through the sand, which filters out the particles and flows the clear water back into the pool. Sand filters can be cleaned by backwashing the sand inside or replacing it if filthy. The main drawback of the sand filter is that it allows some particles back into the water. These filters also use more water over time due to repeated backwashing.
Cartridge filters clean the pool water through filtering material that captures particles and releases the cleaned water back into the pool. Cartridge filters are the preferred filter for a saltwater pool, and they do not require backwashing, so no saltwater is backwashed into your landscaping. Cartridge filters also filter much smaller microns than sand filters, resulting in much clearer pool water. Whichever cartridge you choose will require some maintenance. Removing the filter and gently spraying it clean with water at least twice during the pool season would be best. Pinnacle Pool Service would be happy to perform this service for you.
Diatomaceous earth, or DE, swimming pool filters are the final type of filter. Diatomaceous earth is the exoskeletons of diatoms that have become fossilized. DE swimming pool filters are considered the highest quality because they filter to the finest micron. DE water filters contain grids inside the filter housing. The diatomaceous earth is poured into the housing, coating the grids. The fossilized diatoms act as tiny sieves, filtering out microscopic particles. Diatomaceous earth can filter out debris as small as 5 microns, or 5/1,000 of a millimeter.