Pool Filters – Cartridge, Sand
and Media

Melbourne Pool Servicing

Maintaining your filter

A pool filter is a key component to keeping your pool clean and clear. Without a properly functioning filter, your pool can become dirty and cloudy. In order to maintain your pool filter and keep your pool in top condition, it is important to follow a regular maintenance schedule. Your pool filter should be cleaned on a monthly basis. Start by checking the manufacturer’s guidelines to see how often you should clean your specific type of pool filter. Once you have determined how often to clean your pool filter, make sure to stick to that schedule. There are three main types of pool filters – sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth (D.E.). Each type has its own specific maintenance requirements.

Cartridge filters are easy to maintain and typically don’t require backwashing. They are, however, more expensive to operate than sand or media filters. 
Sand filters are the most common type of filter used in residential pools. They are relatively low cost and require periodic backwashing to remove captured debris.
Media filters are the most efficient type of filter, but also the most expensive. Media filters don’t require backwashing, but do require more frequent cleaning.

Tips on Pool Filter Maintenance

A pool filter is an important part of keeping your pool clean and free of debris. By following these tips, you can ensure that your pool filter is always in top condition. First, be sure to regularly clean your pool filter with a hose. This will help remove any dirt or debris that has built up on the filter. Second, be sure to check your pool filter regularly for any signs of wear or damage. If you notice any damage, be sure to replace the pool filter immediately. Finally, be sure to store your pool filter in a dry, protected area when it is not in use. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your pool filter will always be in top condition.

Replacement Pool Filters

We can replace or conduct maintenance on your pool filter. Cartridge filters will need to be removed and soaked in a cleaning solution, while sand filters will need to be backwashed. Diatomaceous earth filters will need to be replaced every few years.

Our team can assess your pool filter to see if it requires maintenance or is due for replacement. 


How we can help

If you have a faulty or malfunctioning pool filter, then it’s time to call the professionals at Melbourne Pool Services. We can help you with all of your pool repairs. 

We may be able to help you solve your problem by providing honest and professional advice, or we may be able to solve it for you completely or provide you with free advice over the phone. If the problem still can’t be solved, we will be happy to come and assist you at a time and place that is suitable for you.

Give the Melbourne Pool Services a call today so that you can enjoy relief from the heat in a clean, safe swimming pool.

common faults

Leaking cartridge filter/Dirty filter elements

Filter elements are a pain to clean if not regularly attended too. Lack of cleaning can caused the tank to over pressurise and stretch making it impossible to take the lid or clamp off. We recommend sand filters where applicable due to their easy up keep and durability.

Sand Changes

We recommend a sand change be done after 5+ years of use. However there are many alternatives to sand now such a glass which cause for a more energy efficient pool and reduce the amount of lost water through backwashing.

trusted brands we work with

contact us