Conserve Water with Your Pool Filter

The conservation of your pool water can start with your pool filter. By using a cartridge filter you can save water and eliminate the need to backwash. Of the three main types of pool filters, a cartridge filter uses the least amount of water.
lesl_blog_cartridge_filterBackwashing a DE filter or sand filter involves running pool water out of your filter to clean the filter of any debris. Backwashing is done multiple times a year. Depending on the size of your pool and your pool equipment, 250 to 1,000 gallons of water could be used each time your pool goes through the backwash cycle.

Along with conserving water, cartridge filters require less maintenance compared to DE filters or sand filters. A cartridge filter can catch twice as much dirt as a sand filter, and captures particles as small as 5-15 microns, leaving you with a cleaner pool. Cartridge filters can easily be removed and sprayed clean using a hose. This only needs to be done 4 to 5 times a year, and saves water compared to backwashing. Cartridge filters can be used with a low pump pressure, allowing you to use less energy and causes less wear and tear on your pool pump.

Be pool smart. Switch to a cartridge filter and help conserve water. For more information on cartridge filters or replacement cartridges, go to or ask one of our pool experts.

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