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Filter Cartridges

Swimming Pool Filter Cartridges 

1st Direct Pools is owned by the UK’s largest independent swimming pool company, with over 40 years of experience in supplying filter cartridges.

Swimming pool chemicals are handy when it comes to eliminating contaminants, but swimming pool filter cartridges are necessary to ensure that any residual particles are gone for ultimate pool cleanliness!

The cartridges are tall, barrel-like cylinders made from materials like corrugated paper or polyester cloth that act as debris-trapping fibres, perfect for keeping your water crystal clear.

Take a look below at our comprehensive range of filter cartridges which come in multiple shapes and sizes, including Pleatco, Unicell and Intex.

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Filter cartridges are great for retaining your pool’s cleanliness. We have further information on how pool pumps and filters work if you really want to get to grips with the subject.

 

How Long Do Pool Filter Cartridges Last?

 

Everything degrades over time, and when your filter becomes less effective, you will start to notice more grime and clogging. Making sure your filter functions successfully is crucial for your pool's cleanliness.

On average, provided your pool is properly maintained, you can expect a filter cartridge to last approximately 2,000 working hours. That's usually around 2-4 years of usage.

 

How Often Should You Clean Pool Filter Cartridges?

 

If you're noticing your filter cartridge becoming less effective with age, don't fret, that doesn't mean it needs to be immediately replaced. Filters need consistent maintenance to continue working as they should.

Of course, the frequency of upkeep will depend on numerous factors, such as:

  • How big the filter is.
  • How susceptible the pool is to algae and dirt in general.
  • How often your pool is used.

Generally speaking, your cartridge filter will need a good clean once a week to make it last longer, or at least once a month. This goes especially after your pool has undergone a lot of usage (e.g. a party).

For an in-depth look at the cleaning process, check out this incredibly useful guide on how to clean a cartridge filter.

 

How Often Should You Change Pool Filter Cartridges?

 

The time scale can vary, but in most cases, you’ll have 2-4 years of usage. When it comes to replacing your cartridge filter here are the major signs you need to look out for:

  • All filters are designed with a predicted lifespan. If yours is past the use-by date then it may be time to replace it.
  • If the shape of the cartridge appears crushed or deformed.
  • High pressure on the pump system even after a clean.
  • Worn fabric and/or tears in the cartridge.
  • Cracks on the plastic casing.

For further information, take a look at how often you should replace your pool filter!

Please ensure that you have the exact measurements and type of cartridge required.

If you require anything else feel free to contact us on 0800 999 50 50.