Filter Systems

Expert Pool Filter Solutions: Tailored for Every Need

Understanding the Heart of Your Pool: The Filter System

The health and clarity of your swimming pool largely depend on its filter system. At Subcomm Pools, we specialize in installing and repairing a variety of pool filtering systems. With our expertise, we guide you in choosing the best filtration system for your pool's size and usage.

Types of Swimming Pool Filters

Each type of pool filter comes with unique benefits. Here's a closer look:

  • DE (Diatomaceous Earth) Filters
    These are considered the most efficient filters available, capable of trapping particles as small as 3 - 5 microns. They feature a pressure gauge to indicate when backwashing is required. After backwashing, it's essential to reapply D.E. filter powder.

  • Sand or Glass Media Filters
    Popular for their simplicity, these filters use specialized sand to capture particles within the 20-100 micron range. A pressure gauge indicates when backwashing is needed. Sand filters are low-maintenance and typically require sand replacement every 7-10 years.

  • Cartridge Filters
    Ideal for spas and smaller pools, these filters resemble pleated automobile air filters and trap particles of 25-100 microns. Cleaning involves removing and hosing down the cartridge, which should be replaced every 3-5 years, depending on usage.

Maintenance Tips for Optimal Performance

To ensure your pool remains a pristine oasis, regular filter maintenance is crucial. Here are some quick tips for each filter type:

  • DE Filters: Monitor the pressure gauge and perform backwashing as needed. Remember to replenish the D.E. powder afterward.
  • Sand/Glass Media Filters: Watch the pressure gauge for backwashing signs. Regularly check the sand quality and replace it as necessary.
  • Cartridge Filters: Regularly inspect and clean the cartridge, and replace it every few years to maintain optimal filtration efficiency.

Your Trusted Pool Filter Experts

Whether you're considering a new pool filter or seeking advice on your current system, Subcomm Pools is here to help. Our team, based in Falls Church, Virginia, proudly serves the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC areas.

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Ready to discuss your pool filter needs or schedule a consultation? Contact us for more information.

At Subcomm Pools, we're dedicated to ensuring your swimming pool remains a sparkling centerpiece of your home.

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Virginia, 22042, USA
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