How to Clean Your Sand Filter

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Filter Renew filter cleaner is excellent for both pool and spa cartridge filters.

Cleaning your sand filter regularly ensures peak performance from your filtering system and a clean and healthy pool. The following  instructions are for cleaning sand filters and Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filters with non-removable elements. This is the most effective method to quickly clean a dirty filter and help keep it clean. 

Step One: Mix 32 ounces of Filter Renew per five gallons of clean water in a large plastic bucket. Our Filter Renew filter cleaner greatly improves filtration efficiency.  It is specially formulated to cleanse suntan oil and grease, as well as scale and mineral deposits, from your sand or DE pool filter.

Step Two: Backwash the filter; shut off the pump and drain the filter. Remove debris from the skimmer and pool pump baskets. 

Step Three: Leave the handle in the backwash position and pour the cleaning solution into the pump pot while the pump is running, never allowing the swimming pool pump to run dry. Repeat step one until the sand or filter elements are completely covered.

Step Four: Shut off the pool pump and allow the solution to remain in the filter for 10-12 hours.

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Natural Oil and Scum remover can increase the cycle time between filter cleanings.

Step Five: Backwash the filter until the water exiting the backwash line is clear. Restart the pump and filter.         

Step Six: Follow the ABCs of Pool Care and enjoy your clean, beautiful swimming pool!

To help your sand filter work more efficiently and extend the time between cleanings, use our Natural Oil & Scum Remover.  This product helps eliminate waterline ring, clogged filters, chemical odors and eye irritation by breaking down oils and cosmetics, body and pet oils and waste, pollen, and other organics that contaminate your pool.  Just apply one to two ounces of Natural Oil and Scum Remover per 1,000 gallons of pool water per week. 

Note: Please read all labels and observe all printed warnings on pool chemicals.

Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 @ 9:24 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Equipment.
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