Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Filters
  • Common DE Pool Filter Repairs
    Mark Garcia
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:56 PM
  • Pool Filter Parts: All You Need to Know
    Swimming Pool Filter Parts - All you Need to Know, is a quick guide of how pool filter parts interconnect, and how they can become damaged, along with a troubleshooting guide to help you spot problems, before even going inside the tank!
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:20 PM
  • How to Replace a Filter Backwash Valve
    Rob Cox
    Should you rebuild your replace your pool filter valve, aka slide valve or multiport valve? Here's some tips on finding the correct replacement valves, and avoiding problems during installation of a new backwash valve.
    Friday, February 21, 2014 2:58 PM
  • Swimming Pool Filter Safety
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pool filters can be dangerous, especially older filters installed in the 80's and 90's. The filter lid can blow off, due either to operator error or equipment failure - and has killed several people and injured hundreds of other pool owners. Be careful! How to identify an unsafe filter, and safety tips for operating pool filters.
    Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:37 AM
  • Top 10 Hayward Pool Filter Repair Parts
    Rob Cox
    Which of hayward's many pool fllter parts are the most bought and sold. Well, excluding small parts like o-rings and gaskets, here are the list of the pool filter parts which we find to be in the most demand. Why? This can tell a pool owner of a hayward filter, what parts he or she should be most careful with, and which ones may be needed in the future.
    Friday, October 25, 2013 8:39 AM
  • Pool Filter Parts Pictopedia
    Rob Cox
    Pool filter parts pictorial, by filter type. This post has pictures of pool filter parts, for sand, DE and cartridge filters. Find your pool filter part here, with these hi-res images, and descriptions of each part, for your edification!
    Friday, October 04, 2013 9:55 AM
  • Above Ground Pool Filter Upgrade
    Mark Garcia
    Is your pool filter undersized? Many aboveground pool filter systems are. Here are the signs and symptoms of an undersized pool filter, and for worn-out filter media, along with some practical advice on selecting a new (larger) pool filter for your aboveground pool.
    Friday, September 27, 2013 12:02 PM
  • Jandy Energy Filter Repair
    Mark Garcia
    Repairs to the Jandy Energy Filter Top, stripped, cracked or broken threads, causing the energy filter to leak water. Here's how to fix a leaking and broken Jandy Energy Filter system, instead of replacing it.
    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:25 PM
  • How to Size a Pool Filter
    Rob Cox
    sand filters for poolsI've never understood why people buy the biggest pump they can afford, and then go small on the pool filter. I call it the "V-8 mentality." Instead of the bigger engine, opt for a larger filter. To save you time in your valuable day, I'll give you the moral of the story upfront. The main point of this post is to "GO BIG."
    Friday, June 07, 2013 3:05 PM
  • Bypass: The Hidden Pool Filter Problem
    Rob Cox
    When is a pool filter not a pool filter? When water is bypassing your filter, and returning to the pool unfiltered. It's a more common problem than you may think. If your pool water is hazy, cloudy or dull - or if you are plagued by frequent algae blooms, you may have such pool filter problems.
    Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:03 PM
  • Annual D.E. Filter Cleaning & Inspection
    Rob Cox

    Autumn is here, and this weekend will note the first day of fall. Time for the annual chore of cleaning and inspecting your D.E. pool filter. If you are a snowbelter, and are winterizing your pool, cleaning and inspecting your diatomaceous earth filter grid assembly is part of any well-done pool closing.
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:11 PM