Hayward Pool Filters
Nobody wants to swim in a murky, cloudy pool. Maintaining clear and healthy-looking pool water is essential! Our skin absorbs the water as we swim, making it imperative to reduce the amount of dirt and other harmful substances. Staycation Pools offers three different filtration systems from the Hayward Company that can be installed to help your pool come to life in the best way possible.
High-Rate Sand Filter
Sand Filters are the most popular filter option. It has a lower cost and generally require little maintenance. It uses specially graded silica to trap the debris that gets forced into the filter with the pump. No chemicals are needed to clean the filter as they can take any particles that could accumulate in a pool. Sand filters require regular backwashing about once per month or more if your filter has channels in it.
Diatomaceous Earth Filter (D.E. Filter)
D.E. filters pass water from the pool to filter grids coated with diatomaceous earth (a powder made from chemically inert, fossilized remains of sea organisms called diatoms). Most D.E. filters use a pressure gauge that tells you when the filter needs backwashing, usually once per month. After backwashing a D.E. filter, the dirty filter powder is discharged and fresh D.E. filter powder is added to the filter by pouring it into the skimmer. In other words, the powder does the filtering!
In a cartridge filter, dirty water passes through a filter made from polyester cloth or corrugated paper. Instead of backwashing, you will remove the filter and hose it off. Although they cost less than D.E. filters and are less messy than sand filters, Cartridge filters may need to be cleaned at least every 6 months and should be replaced every 3-5 years.