Jandy pool filters are an essential component for ensuring clean water in your pool. Over time, they can become clogged with debris and require cleaning. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your Jandy pool filter.
Understanding Jandy Pool Filters
Before you begin cleaning your Jandy pool filter, it is important to understand what type of filter you have. There are three types of Jandy pool filters: cartridge filters, sand filters, and diatomaceous earth (DE) filters. Each type of filter requires a different cleaning process.
If you have a cartridge filter, you will need to start by removing the filter from the housing. Rinse the filter with a hose, ensuring that all debris is removed. If the filter is still dirty, use a filter cleaning solution (such as a solution of trisodium phosphate). Soak the filter in the solution for 12 hours, then rinse it off. Do this once a month or as needed.
If you have a sand filter, start by backwashing the filter. Turn off the pump and rotate the valve to the “backwash” position. Turn the pump back on and let the water run for 2-3 minutes or until the water coming out of the waste line is clear.
Once the backwash is finished, turn off the pump and rotate the valve to the “rinse” position. Turn the pump on and let it run for 1-2 minutes. This ensures that any remaining debris that was stirred up during the backwash is removed. Repeat this process once a month or as needed.
If you have a DE filter, start by backwashing the filter. Turn off the pump and rotate the valve to the “backwash” position. Turn the pump back on and let the water run for 2-3 minutes or until the water coming out of the waste line is clear.
Once the backwash is finished, turn off the pump and remove the lid from the filter. Remove the DE filter grids and rinse them off with a hose. Once the grids are clean, soak them in a filter cleaning solution for 12 hours. Rinse them off and replace them in the filter housing. Follow up with a backwash and rinse cycle.
Maintaining Your Jandy Pool Filter
Cleaning your Jandy pool filter is important, but it is also necessary to maintain it properly. Here are a few tips for maintaining your Jandy pool filter:
1. Check and clean skimmer and pump baskets regularly. This will help prevent debris from clogging your filter.
2. Check the pressure gauge on your filter often. If the pressure is high, it may be time to clean your filter.
3. Run your pump and filter for at least 8-10 hours a day, especially during peak swim season. The more water that passes through the filter, the cleaner your pool will be.
4. Schedule a professional pool service to inspect and maintain your Jandy pool filter a few times a year. A professional service will ensure that your filter is functioning properly and that there are no issues that need to be addressed.
Cleaning your Jandy pool filter doesn't have to be a difficult task. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your filter is clean and functioning correctly. Remember to check and clean your filter regularly and schedule a professional service a few times a year to maintain your pool's health..