Pool filters are essential to reliable operation. The truth is that no matter how hard we try, it is inevitable that dust, dirt and debris will make their way into the water of any swimming pool. Leave such unwanted pollution untreated and it’s likely to accumulate rather quickly, creating cloudy water and ideal conditions for an algae population. Which variety you opt for can be as much a matter of personal preference as it is necessary.
How do pool filters work? The basic operation is the same across the board – such filters operate by pumping the swimming pool water through some kind of barrier to trap particulates in the solution. Nearly every pool will completely cycle its water through the filtration system several times a day. Choosing which filter to buy requires that you understand something about the benefits, cost and maintenance regimen associated with each.
The following video provides an in-depth demonstration of how pool filters work as well as the different types of filters available.