Pool Filter Cleaning Service

Keeping your swimming pool filter clean will not only improve how well your pool looks, but will also help you keep your water chemistry balanced. The cleaner you keep your pool filter, the better your pool will perform, and the easier it will be to maintain. 

The Pool Boys recommend cleaning your pool filter every 6 months. We provide a complete filter cleaning service for Cartridge and DE style filters for $140 + tax in League City, Friendswood, Clear Lake, Pearland and the surrounding area. Call our office at 832-473-5715 to set up an appointment.

The other equipment in your pool system is often overlooked when listing the benefits of a clean filter. The dirtier your filter is, the harder your pump has to work to circulate the water which can result in overworking the pump and lead to pump seal leaks and occasionally burning up the motor. The bottom line is, if you properly maintain your pool filter you will avoid potentially expensive and unnecessary repairs.

A proper filter cleaning requires the entire filter to be disassembled and each individual filter element to be thoroughly cleaned. While we are doing this our technicians will closely inspect the filter and elements for any failures such as cracks, tears, or missing pieces. This applies mainly to D.E. and Cartridge Pool Filters. Any issues will be brought to the homeowners attention immediately.

Sand Filters require a different process which involves removing all of the sand and replacing it with fresh sand. When doing this we advise replacing all of the existing laterals and o-rings with new ones.

Here’s a breakdown of the 3 types of Filter Cleaning Services offered by The Pool Boys.

Cartridge Pool Filter Cleaning Service

Cartridge style filter before and after cleaning

Cost: $140

Standard Maintenance Frequency: Every 6 Months

Cleaning Process:

  1. Break down filter and Remove manifold and cartridges
  2. Hose down each individual cartridge and Inspect each individual cartridge for cracks, broken bands, loose/disconnected bands
  3. Remove filter tank drain plug, drain and rinse if necessary
  4. Put cartridges back in filter and put manifold back on
  5. Inspect and lube o-rings
  6. Put filter back together and tighten tank clamp
  7. Prime pump and bleed air out of the filter
  8. Inspect for leaks

D.E. Pool Filters

DE style filter clean before and after

Cost: $140

Standard Maintenance Frequency: Every 6 months with backwashing in between

Cleaning Process:

  1. Break down Filter, remove grid cluster and disassemble
  2. Lean grids along fence or wall and Hose off grids on both sides and Rinse manifold
  3. Inspect each individual grid and the manifold for any tears, cracks, or failures
  4. Remove filter tank drain plug, drain and rinse if necessary
  5. Reassemble grid cluster and put back into filter
  6. Check and lube o-rings
  7. Put filter back together and tighten tank clamp
  8. Prime pump, Bleed air out of filter, Inspect for leaks
  9. Add fresh D.E. through skimmer

Sand Pool Filter - Sand Changeout

pentair sand filter

Time Frame: 2-4 Hours

Cost: Price varies, technician needed onsite to create estimate

Standard Maintenance Frequency: Varies depending on size. Typically every few years with backwashing in between

Cleaning Process:

  1. Remove filter top with special key tool
  2. Use a garden hose and a wet vac to vacuum out all of the sand, bagging it each time the vac gets full
  3. Remove old laterals in the bottom of the filter and replace with new laterals
  4. Fill tank halfway with water and carefully add coarse sand to bottom
  5. Add fine sand on top of coarse sand
  6. Close top
  7. Prime pump, Bleed air out of filter

The Pool Boys are experienced and trained in how to properly maintain and care for your swimming pool filter. If you are in need of a Filter Cleaning Service, and the above directions don’t sound like a weekend of fun, then give our office a call at 832-473-5715, or contact us to schedule a Filter Cleaning Service today.

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