how to clean pool filter basket


Author: PoolKing - Pool Sand Filter Manufacturers


Pool filters keep your pool clear of debris and impurities, but they can also get clogged up and dirty over time. To keep your pool running smoothly and maintain its clarity, it is essential to clean the filter basket regularly. In this article, we'll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to clean pool filter basket.

What You Need to Clean the Pool Filter Basket

Before starting the cleaning process, you will need the following materials:

• A Garden hose

• Gloves

• A Bucket

• Pool filter basket cleaner solution

• A replacement gasket

Step-by-Step Guide to Clean Pool Filter Basket

1. Turn off the Pool Pump

Before starting the cleaning process, turn off the pool pump to prevent it from creating suction while you are cleaning the filter basket. Also, be sure to switch off the electrical breaker that powers the pool pump.

2. Locate the Pool Filter

Next, locate the pool filter. This can typically be found near the pool pump. Once you have located it, remove the filter lid and set it aside.

3. Remove the Pool Filter Basket

After removing the filter lid, use your hands to unscrew the pool filter basket. Depending on the model of your pool filter, you may need to use a wrench to loosen the basket.

4. Empty the Debris

After unscrewing the pool filter basket, empty out any debris present in the basket. Use gloves to remove any larger debris like leaves or twigs, and then dump out the smaller debris into a bucket.

5. Wash the Pool Filter Basket

After removing the debris, rinse the pool filter basket with a garden hose to remove any remaining debris. Make sure to rinse all the corners of the basket to ensure that no debris is left behind.

6. Clean the Pool Filter Basket with a Cleaning Solution

When rinsing the pool filter basket, some debris may be harder to remove. In this case, you will need to use a pool filter basket cleaner solution. Pour the cleaning solution in a bucket, and soak the pool filter basket in the solution for around 15 minutes. Be sure to follow the instructions on the cleaner solution bottle.

7. Rinse the Basket Again

After soaking the pool filter basket in the cleaning solution, rinse it again with the garden hose to remove the solution as well as any remaining debris.

8. Replace the Gasket

Before screwing the pool filter basket back onto the pool filter, check the gasket for any signs of wear or tear. If it is damaged, replace it with a new one.

9. Screwing the Pool Filter Basket Back On

Once you have inspected the gasket, screw the pool filter basket back onto the pool filter securely.


Cleaning the pool filter basket is not a difficult or time-consuming task, but it is crucial for maintaining the cleanliness of your swimming pool. By following these simple steps and cleaning the filter basket regularly, your pool will remain crystal clear, and you'll get more use out of your filter. Remember, lowering the pool pump's power when its basket is filled will lead to suction problems. So, make sure to regularly check the pool filter basket and enjoy a long-lasting, efficiently running swimming pool.


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