Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Filters
  • Multiport Filter Valve Repairs
    Problems and solutions for multiport pool filter valves, used on pool filters. How to diagnose and repair multiport pool valve problems.
    Sunday, August 05, 2012 7:30 PM
  • Pool Filter Problems: Common & Catastrophic
    Rob Cox
    Pool filter problems, common problems and catastropic problems that occur with pool filters.Here's a list of the common and catastropic types of pool filter failure that one can expect. We cover sand, de and cartridge pool filter problems.
    Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:43 PM
  • How to know when it's time to change your pool filter media
    Under Normal conditions, for well maintained pools, Undersized filter systems or poor water balance can strain your filter media.In fact, the large range for cartridge filter replacement depends on how well sized the pool filter is. Larger pool filters, with more filter surface area, require less cleaning and changing of the media.
    Friday, March 09, 2012 2:03 PM
  • How to easily replace DE filter grids
    Rob Cox
     So, you decided that you would buy the replacement set of universal DE filter grids, and make a DIY project out of it? Good for you. Replacing your DE grids is not heavy labor, any homeowner can do it. There are some tips and tricks however, that should make your grid replacement easy simpler.
    Monday, February 27, 2012 1:40 PM
  • Pool Filter Repairs and Maintenance
    Every pool owner should be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to ensuring pool water quality. Preventing problematic water will prevent excessive and costly chemicals that may be needed to restore pool water that has become unbalanced and unfiltered. Knowing the limitations of your pool filter and the ability of the filtering media within will be key in keeping things crystal clear.
    Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:25 AM
  • How to Replace a Multiport Valve Spider Gasket
    Rob Cox
    Like every piece of pool equipment however, some maintenance is to be expected. One of the most common repairs to a Multiport valve is the replacement of the internal gasket, called the Spider Gasket. This type of gasket seals the 4 ports in a Multiport valve, keeping the water from going in directions not intended.
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:51 PM
  • How to Easily Change your Pool Filter Sand
    Rob Cox

    How to easily remove and replace your pool filter sand. How to access the sand, remove it from the tank, add new sand and start it up. Video included on how to change sand in a Pentair Triton sand filter, starring 
    Monday, May 02, 2011 12:13 AM
  • D.E. Pool Filter Grids Care & Repair
    filter grids, deFilter grids assemblies, to include the manifold, collector, and grid set, are subject to constant water pressure along with the possibilities of corrosive water chemistry. The fabrics on the skeleton of the individual grids can fray and can eventually tear. Over pressurized filters can also experience grids that will collapse. Pressure can also destroy the manifold. Filter grids should be purchased according to the make, model, and, size of your filter.
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:26 AM
  • Push Pull Valves ~ Care & Repair
    slide valvesThe push-pull valve is the most simplistic valve to use when backwashing is required. It has only two settings, filter or backwash. The advantage to having a push pull valve as opposed to a multi position valve is that there are fewer components and therefore fewer parts that can malfunction and need replacing. The push pull valve (also called a Slide Valve) will allow for a slightly higher flowrate as well, as compared to multiport valves.
    Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:47 AM
  • Pool Filter Care & Cleaning
    The three most common filters used in the swimming pool industry are sand filters, D.E. filters, and cartridge filters. All of these filters require a certain amount of maintenance and sometimes require replacement of certain parts. To get the most efficiency from your pool filter, follow a few simple guidelines for care and cleaning.
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 1:31 PM
  • Pool Filter Backwash Valves ~ Multiport Valve Care and Repair
     Multiport valves are used to direct the flow of water received by your pool pump. Multiport valves are upgraded versions of rotary valves and are also referred to as multi-position valve, vari-flow valve, and filter-control valves. A multiport valve has several positions that allow the pool operator to perform several different operations. Here's a description of them.
    Saturday, August 01, 2009 10:08 AM