Pool Filter Cleaning and Repair Bakersfield, CA
A healthy, well-maintained pool is only possible with a pool filter running at its peak. That means your pool filter needs to be checked often and cleaned on a regular basis. There are many options in town so make sure you choose a pool service company that specializes in pool filters like Bakersfield Pool Services and Maintenance. While it's certainly possible for you to handle your own pool filter cleaning, who wants to waste a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon working on their pool filter when they could be hosting a poolside BBQ party over the weekend because they called us.
Whether you try to be your own pool filter cleaner or you call us, you'll first want to know the type of filter in your pool. This is important because there are three types of filters:
Your pool care provider will know the differences in sand, cartridge, and DE filter cleaning.
Sand filters are the most affordable. However, they aren't as effective in trapping small particles. Make sure the pool service provider knows the process versus other types of filters because the pump will need to be turned off and on several times throughout the cleaning process. Also, ask how much cleaner fluid will be used each time. In our experience, typically one bottle is used. An honest pool cleaning service will know when sand should be refilled or replaced. Typically, sand should be replaced when it looks dirty or greasy.
If you're in need of sand filter repair, we got you covered. A common sign that your sand filter is in need of repair is when there is a noticeable amount of sand on the bottom of your pool. That generally means a broken lateral which we can quickly diagnose and then repair your sand filter.
Cartridge filters are both effective and easy to maintain and are in the mid-price range. Cartridge cleaning involves inspecting the filter and removing debris, and deep cleaning and degreasing it. Your pool service provider should be able to give you a list of what they do during a typical cartridge cleaning. Cartridge filters have different lifespans but they may need cartridge filter repair if you can't keep lower filter pressure. Ask the company you are considering for pool filter repair in Bakersfield how often they check filter pressures and what cartridge filter repair could cost.
Diatomaceous Earth also known as DE filters are the most expensive and are the most effective because they screen out even tiny particles by filtering water using a fine white powder. Most people aren't familiar with what DE actually is. It's a naturally occurring j usually found in river beds and the bottom of lakes. Because it so easily crumbles into a fine powder, DE has industrial and commercial use, and a lot of people swear by the many uses of DE powder inside the home. The only knock against DE filters besides being more pricey is they can also be harder to fix so it's highly recommended to hire a pool service company nearby.
DE filter cleaning and replacing the powder typically is needed when the pressure gauge hits 8 to 10 psi bove normal. A good pool maintenance person will when the levels show a DE cleaning is required. As a side benefit, this will also catch problems before repairs get expensive. There are some things in a DE filter repair that can be fixed by a company for pool filter repair but some, like holes, are unrepairable. Ask for a list of things they can be fixed and some price ranges in a DE filter repair.
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