Water Works Pools, Hot Tubs & More Inc.

19085 Eureka Road, Southgate, Michigan 48195 | Phone: 734.284.3885 | www.waterworks-pools.com


Swimming Pool Supplies, Swimming pool equipment, Aboveground and Inground Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, Chemicals and More.

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Which Filter is Right for Me?

There are three popular methods of filtration - Sand, Cartridge, and Diatomaceous Earth or D.E.

Dependable, Reliable, Efficient Filtration Systems for Sparkling Clear Water

 By Hayward Pool Products, Pentair Pool, Sta-Rite Pool, and WaterWay Pool Products

Swimming Pool Filters
Aboveground and Inground
Swimming Pool Filter Systems
Above Ground and On-Ground

Sand Filters (Tanks Only)
Above Ground - Inground - Commercial
Cartridge Filter
Aboveground, On-ground, Inground
D.E. Pool Filters
Sand Filter Systems Complete
Aboveground and On-ground
Cartridge Pool Filter Systems
Above Ground and On-Ground
D.E. Filter Systems Complete
Aboveground and On-ground

Sand Pool Filters

Sand Filters

In this method, impurities are extracted from the water utilizing sand to collect and attract the debris. Sand filters must be backwashed (running it in reverse) to unload the water waste. This is a manual process that must be performed every few weeks. Sand filters trap debris as small as 20 to 40 microns.

Sand is the oldest and most popular method of filtration.

Cartridge Pool Filters

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filtration has been available for a relatively long time, but has only recently begun to enjoy rapid growth and acceptance.

Cartridge filters have a greater surface area than sand allowing for fewer clogs and easier maintenance. Cartridge filters are designed to run at lower pressure than sand which puts less backpressure on the pump, providing more flow and turnover. Cartridge filters should be cleaned once or twice a season by simply hosing them off. Cartridge element filters trap debris as small as 10 to 15 microns.

D.E. Pool Filters

Diatomaceous (DE) Filters

Diatomaceous earth is a porous powder with microscopic openings that when magnified look like tiny sponges. Clear water can pass through these openings, but particles, as small as two to five microns, are trapped during the first pass through the media. D.E. filters have internal elements that become coated with D.E. It is this 'filter cake' that strains dirt, dust and algae from the water.

Swimming Pool Filters