Having your own inground swimming pool in your backyard has many advantages. Not only do you get the freedom to enjoy your pool whenever you wish, but what could be more relaxing than relaxing poolside with friends or family, sipping wine and caviar?
One disadvantage of having inground swimming pools is that they require proper filtration. If you live in a hot climate, this can become a lot of work. Luckily, there is a solution to this. Inground pool filters are available nowadays that are designed to help with water purification, filtration and oxygenation.
These pools do not have a water surface at all. Instead there are filters that are placed under the water, which removes harmful bacteria and debris. These filters, which are available in either manual or motorized models, are placed in small areas within the inground pool. There are two main models available; the “bottom-up” model and the “top-down” model. Bottom up filters circulate the water; this means that the water flows from the filter boxes downwards to the water surface. On the other hand, bottom-down filters sit on top of the water; all the water is circulated downwards to the filter boxes.
The “bottom-up” model is best suited for those individuals who have enough space to install a filter and who have a larger backyard. These people need to keep the filter boxes covered when not in use. In terms of size, bottom-down models are the better option. The ideal number of feet of water for bottom-up filters is equal to the surface area of the filter box plus 15%. In other words, a filter box that is 6 feet across will have a filter that is twice as thick when used on the bottom-down model. Top down filters are best for people who have a small backyard and a small space to cover by filters. This model lends itself well to those who wish to keep more of the pool in the water, but do not necessarily need to keep it in better condition.
An important thing to remember about inground swimming pool filters is to clean them often. This is because bacteria will die in contaminated water, and it is the water that carries the disease, not the individual pieces.
To get maximum purification effects from an inground pool, you need to clean your filter as often as possible, therefore it is wise to invest in a quality inground pool filter and to clean it thoroughly.
When the water in your pool gets dirty or rancid, the pool filter will not work. Make sure that the pool is filled with clean water prior to use and that you do not use the filter during damp weather. The best way to clean and maintain your filter is with some distilled water. If you do not have any near, take some home from the kitchen rather than risk letting it run into the sewer system. It is then best to fill the filter box with water then remove any debris from the filter and rinse it with distilled water. The water must be changed frequently and the filters need to be wiped down from time to time. If there are large amounts of leaves or other organic matter in the filter, then it is best to hire an expert to help you clean. A good filter will remove these items easily.
If your pool has a skimmer, it is important to clean this often as well. You need to remove the old dirt and let the water drain. The pool owner’s manual will tell you when and how to clean your skimmer. You need to remove any eggs or spiders. It is also important to make sure that there are no dirt or dead leaves in the pool.
In many cases, the pool owner’s manual will tell you how often you should change the filter. This may change with your environment. It is recommended that you change your filter at least every two years. If you do not change your filters, you will soon reach your life expectancy. Cleaning your filter and keeping it clean is vital to enjoying the water in your backyard swimming area.