Let Your Pool Filter Do the Work

Blue. Clean. Crystal Clear. It’s what every homeowner and property owner wants for their swimming pool. But how to achieve it is the question.

The simple answer is to give our staff a call at Tyler’s Pool & Home Care. With our weekly and monthly pool service plans, we can keep you in the “blue” all season long. But many pool owners take extra satisfaction in jumping into a clean, crisp pool that they have maintained by themselves all year.

Below, you will find some helpful tips to keep your pool as blue and clean as the ones from Tyler’s Pool & Home Care:

Let the pool filter work for you. Too many times pool owners want the quick fix, but all this means is throwing hundreds of dollars of unnecessary chemicals into your pool. Especially when opening your pool, let the pump run and filter the water for at least 48 hours before even trying to add and balance chemicals. It's hard to understand just how much dirt and debris the filter will remove from your pool.

Sand, DE, and cloth pool filters are often enclosed in a fiberglass shell, so you don’t actually see what's going on inside of them. But the cleaning process that goes on inside of the filter is much more effective than any chemical that can be added to the water. Now, obviously, chemicals are very important, and proper water balance will ensure clean, clear water. But chemicals themselves do not remove pollutants from the water—only the filter will do that.

  • Sand Filters: Sand filters use sand or silicon to force water through the filter, thus cleaning the water and returning it to the pool. To work at optimum efficiency, however, it's required to backwash about once per week, and the filter must be changed every two to three years.
  • DE Filters: DE, or Diatomaceous Earth, filters works similar to a sand filter, forcing water through the DE-coated filter and back into the pool. DE filters remove even smaller particles of debris than sand, but need to be changed up to four times per year. However, changing the filter is a bit easier than changing a sand filter.
  • Cloth Filters: Think about how a furnace filter catches dust. Basically, submerge that below water, and that's pretty much how a cloth filter works on a pool. Water travels through the filter, and contaminants are caught. These filters are very effective, but generally need to be cleaned or changed once per year—and they're usually a bit more expensive than Sand or DE filters.

Call us with any questions or issues, and we will be happy to help.

Tyler’s Pool and Home Care provides professional lawn care, pool care, and snow removal services for Omaha-area homes and businesses. Contact us today at 402-590-6860 or tylerspoolandhomecare@gmail.com.

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