Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Filters
  • My D.E. Filter Keeps Clogging Up!
    Rob Cox
    How to correct an ailing DE pool filter. If your DE pool filter clogs up in hours, or days instead of weeks or months, here's what to do....
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:40 PM
  • DE Pool Filter Comparisons
    Mark Garcia
    DE pool filter comparisons of 4 different DE pool filter grid types. Fingers, Curved, Flat and Cartridge style DE filters, which one is best? 
    In-Ground Pools can use sand or cartridge filters, but if you want the best filtration possible, a D.E. filter is the way to go. 
    Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:57 PM
  • Leaky Pool Filter Multiport Valves
    Rob Cox
    Pool Filter Multiport Valve Leaks - 6 kinds of leaks that happen on pool multiport valves, and how to fix 'em! When a pool filter is leaking, half the time it's actually the multiport valve that leaks. The usual multiport problem is leaking water, or water coming out from somewhere it shouldn't.
    Wednesday, March 02, 2016 10:46 AM
  • 8 Best Aboveground Pool Filter Systems
    Mark Garcia
    Aboveground pool filter systems, pump and filter sets for above ground pools. Buy the pump and matched filter together, mounted on a skid, with a corded pump. Just fill with water and plug it in!
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:35 AM
  • Best Pool Filter: Sand, DE or Cartridge?
    Which pool filter type is best? Sand, DE or Cartridge filters are all good, but one type is best for you and your pool. Pool filter comparison chart, accompanied by 1500 useful words!
    Tuesday, November 03, 2015 10:04 AM
  • Pool Filter Sand Alternatives
    Rob Cox
    Three different alternatives to regular filter sand. Filter Glass, Zeo Sand and PolyBALLS! Take a look at how you can filter your pool water more intelligently...

    Back to the Future, in 2015 the pool filters in Marty McFly's future have other options than sand. Now, sand filters can use without modification, recycled glass, zeolite and polyester balls.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:45 PM
  • Pool Filter Pressure Problems
    mark garcia
    All about pool filter pressure gauges - pressure too high? too low? Pressure gauge not working? How do you know if it's working? These questions and more answered ~
    Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:09 AM
  • Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide
    Rob Cox
    Pool filter trouble can take many forms, and not all issues with filtration are filter problems. Clogged or closed pool skimmers, pump or valves can all cause pool filter problems. Check other equipment for anything that could be obstructing water flow - to and from the pool filter.
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:55 PM
  • Anthony Apollo VA-52 DE Pool Filter Repairs
    Rob Cox
    Don't listen to the pool guy who tells you that you should replace this filter - rebuild it! It's the best filter ever made, IMHO. This post tells you how to replace Anthony Pools Apollo DE filter grids, and other parts in the Anthony DE filter.
    Friday, December 19, 2014 3:26 PM
  • Which Filter Cartridge Brand is Best?
    Rob Cox
    Which is best - Filbur, Pleatco or Unicel - History of cartridge filtration and Is the OEM filter really better - Filter carts to avoid and much more! ~~~~
    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:21 PM
  • Replace or Repair your Swimming Pool Filter?
    Rob Cox
    Is your pump TOO LARGE for your filter? Is your Filter TOO SMALL for your pool? Or is it not a filter problem at all, but 'thick water', or poor water chemistry? How to decide to replace a pool filter, or to renovate it
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 AM