Intex pool filters should be changed every two weeks for optimal performance. Not only does this ensure that the water is clean and clear, but it also prevents any potential problems with the filter itself. By following these simple steps, you can keep your pool looking and feeling great all season long!
How to know when it’s time to change your filter:
This is the number one indicator that it’s time to change your filter. If you’ve been properly maintaining your Intex pool, the water should be as clear as possible. In fact, there shouldn’t be anything in the bottom of the pool except for a small amount of dirt and debris from normal wear and tear. If you have noticed that your water is starting to get cloudy mid-way through the season, it’s time to change the filter!
Check for wear on the underside of the cartridge. If you can see that there are holes or chunks coming out of it, then it is definitely time to change the cartridge. It’s also important to make sure that all of the screws are still tightly fastened to the cartridge. If any of them have worked their way loose, it’s time for a new filter!
What are the signs that it’s time to replace the filter cartridge:
A second indicator that it’s time to change your filter cartridge is if the water pressure has dropped. Although this could indicate other issues with the pump, you should make sure that it starts working properly before continuing to use the same cartridge.
If you have been following Intex pool maintenance instructions correctly, there shouldn’t be any reason why your water pressure should have dropped. It could be a sign that it’s time to replace the filter cartridge or clean the sand filter.
How can you extend the life of your Intex pool filter cartridge:
- Make sure to properly clean your pool at least once per week and rinse it with fresh water during the off-season. This will keep toxins and debris from building up on or in your cartridge and making it less effective over time.
- Make sure that you rinse your cartridge at least once per month. If you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for changing the filter, this should be enough to keep it clean and make it last longer.
- Using a filter cleaning tool is another way to ensure that your filter is working properly and removing unwanted particles from your water. This will extend the life of your cartridge and keep your pool clean for your entire summer.
Intex pool filters should be changed every two weeks for optimal performance. Not only does this ensure that the water is clean and clear, but it also prevents any potential problems with the filter itself. By following these simple steps, you can keep your pool looking and feeling great
The best way to change your filter for optimal performance:
Rinse off any loose debris with a hose or in a bucket before taking it out. Take out any screws that are holding the cartridge together. They should be silver, so they will stick out from the filter’s body. Remove the filter media (cartridge) from the cartridge housing. If they are still stuck in place, use a brush to release them.
Clean the filter housing and the media with water. Make sure that all debris comes off when you scrub each area with fresh water. Rinse out any excess dirt or particles from the cartridge. Place the new filter in the open cartridge housing. If there are rubber O-rings, place them on the rim of the housing where your cartridges meet. Do not try to put an O-ring on the new cartridge itself or it will not fit properly into the housing. There should be very little gap between each one, so you shouldn’t have to worry about how the cartridge fits.
Conclusion: Keep in mind that when it’s time to replace your filter, you want to make sure the cartridge is changed ASAP. If not, this could lead to a decrease in water quality and an increase in maintenance costs for repairs or more purchases of filters. It may be worth investing in larger pool cartridges so they can last longer before needing replacement, but remember what we said about replacing them as soon as possible.