Trust the Milwaukee area pool filter winterization experts to get you ready for the cold weather keep your filter in tip-top shape. As a pool owner, you know that pool equipment is a major expense. To avoid costly replacements, it is important to winterize your pool filter at the end of every season.
Follow these tips to keep your filter working properly all year long.
- Clean your filter. If you have a sand or D.E. filter you should back wash for several minutes. If you have a cartridge filter, remove the cartridge and thoroughly clean the debris from the pleats of the cartridge. It may be helpful to use the jet mode on a garden hose attachment or a cleaning wand.
- For D.E. and cartridge filters it is important to soak the fingers/grinds or cartridge in a filter cleaning solution. To do so, you can fill a clean trash can or bucket with water and then add the filter cleaner. Submerge the fingers/grinds or cartridge into the bucket or can. Let the filter soak for at least 24 hours. For further instructions and recommendations on filter cleaners, contact Great Lakes Pool & Spa.
- Disassemble your filter, chlorinator and vales. Because o-rings tend to dry out and crack during the winter months, it is important to lubricate all o-rings using pool lube. Do not use Vaseline as it causes the o-rings to deteriorate over time.
- Remove your fingers/grinds or cartridge from the cleaning solution. Spray off the filter one more time and allow it to dry.
- Store your filter in the basement, if possible. If you must store your filter in a shed or garage, make sure you cover it and keep it away from chlorine or any corrosive chemicals.
- For sand filters, remove the drain plug on the bottom of the filter. Remove the valve from the filter and store inside. Cover the center tube with a plastic bag and hold the back in place with a strong rubber band.
These steps can go a long way in protecting your pool equipment. For assistance in winterizing your pool filter and for all other questions, contact Great Lakes Pool & Spa. Our trained professionals will be happy to help you in preparing for the winter season.
For all of your Pool Winterization needs, contact Great Lakes Pool & Spa at 262-242-7793.