Your pool filter is one of the most important pieces of a complex system keeping your pool from turning into a algae abyss. If your pool is turning cloudy or green, then it’s possible you have a problem with your filter and need to repair or replace it.
At Phoenix Pool Parts, we have all of the things you need to keep your filter operating as it should, or to replace it if it’s broken beyond repair. If you’re unsure whether your pool filter can be repaired, you can schedule an inspection from one of our technicians in Phoenix.
If you would like to order from our online selection of Phoenix pool filters or filter parts, we will ship anywhere in Arizona next-day delivery. We call this our PoolSHIP guarantee, and it ensures that you get the parts you need to keep your pool inviting and refreshing. If you’re in Phoenix, it’s likely you will receive your parts same day.
If you would like to browse our selection of Phoenix pool filters and parts, stop by our store and speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates. We have a number of products that suit any size pool and any size budget.
Our Price Guarantee ensures that we have the lowest price, because if you find any of our filters or parts cheaper online, we will match that price. If you have any questions about Phoenix filter parts, or you are in need of a new filter, contact us today for help. With more than 40 years in business, you know you can trust us for all of your pool needs.
Phoenix Pool Parts – Filters and Parts to Keep You Afloat
Our PoolSHIP guarantee ensures that you get your parts next-day delivery anywhere in the state of Arizona
You can order parts and filters online or stop by our Phoenix location
If you need help with a problem filter, schedule an inspection or installation with our service department
We are proud Authorized Dealers and Certified Installers for the most popular pool filter manufacturers
If you find any filter part cheaper online, we will match that price
Phoenix pool filters and you
Your pool filter plays a vital role in keeping the water crystal clear and clean. Think of the filter and pump in you pool as its vital organs, maintaining the overall vitality of the entire system. The filter size you need depends on the overall size of the pool and the power of the pump.
Some of the most popular and reputable filter manufacturers include Pentair, Jandy, and Hayward. We are Authorized Dealers and Certified Installers for these brands and many more. Many manufacturers sell pumps and filters as a package, but you can mix and match different brands as long as they are compatible.
There are three varieties of pool filters, each with its own advantages. These are:
If you’re in need of a new filter, you should check out some online reviews and get more information. You should also stop by our store or give us a call and speak with one of our pool filter experts. Let’s review the facts about each style of filter.
Phoenix pool filters – Sand
Sand filters are filled with either pool filter sand, filter glass, or Zeolite. The filter is filled 2/3 full of the filler material. A multiport valve gives you control over the filter functions, and it’s usually set to “filter” mode, but other features allow you to perform other tasks. If you are a do-it-yourself enthusiast, be sure to follow the guidelines in the filter product manual before adjusting the multiport valve.
A sand pool filter works by adding pressure to the filter tank where water is forced through the medium. When operating nominally, the pressure in the filter will be between 10 and 20 psi. If the pressure exceeds this level, you must backwash the filter. This process will result in dirty water being drawn away from the pool via a hose, just be sure it drains far away from your pool.
The “sand” in the filter will need to be replaced every 3 to 5 years. We carry your preferred sand medium in stock, and it can be on your doorstep by tomorrow – guaranteed. You may also want to clean your sand once every year with a filter sand cleaner.
Changing the sand requires that you remove the old sand and replace it with new sand, but there will be some additional work. If you’re not sure what to remove and unsure to do this job, contact us and schedule pool filter service.
You may also need to order some Phoenix filter parts for your sand filter. Some of the more common parts needing routine replacement include drain assembly parts. However, the simplicity of sand filters is one of their strongest attributes, making them easier to repair and service than DE filters.
Phoenix pool filters – Cartridge
Cartridge filters are far simpler than sand filters. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like the hassle of do-it-yourself jobs around the home, this may be the best of the Phoenix pool filters. Cartridge filters work a lot like the air filter in your car. The tank is comprised of top and bottom pieces, with the top easily removed to replace the filter.
Because cartridge filters have more surface area than other styles, there is less resistance to the flow of water. Your pump doesn’t have to work as hard to force water through the pool filter, which means you may also use less energy and save money on your power bill.
The filter works like you would imagine it would – water goes into the tank, flows through the filter, and then goes back to your swimming pool. The filter traps debris and particles, and there are even anti-microbial filters available if you’re into that sort of thing. Just like a sand filter, when the water pressure rises to a certain level, it needs to be cleaned. However, you don’t have to backwash a cartridge filter – you merely hose it down.
Sometimes you have to do a little extra cleaning in the filter pleats, but we sell tools that make this job easy. You simply attach them to your hose and the flow of water does most of the work on the filter.
Phoenix Pool Filters
When removing the filter, you will need to close off your return jets and skimmer to prevent a backyard geyser. We sell cartridge-style Phoenix pool filters with shut off valves if you want to further simplify this process. We also sell Phoenix filter parts that allow you to add your own shut off valves to an existing filter.
Cartridge filters last for one to three years before replacement is necessary. Some of the more common Phoenix filter parts we sell include new cartridges, gauges, and O-rings. There aren’t a lot of parts on cartridge filters, so if you like to keep things simple, this may be the best filter for you.
Phoenix pool filters – D.E.
The D.E. stands for diatomaceous earth. It’s a big word for sure. D.E. Is a fine powder comprised of the fossilized skeletons of tiny sea creatures. It may sound weird, but these fine particles are highly porous, which makes them high quality filter media for swimming pools.
D.E. filters are more complex than other filters. There are more parts used to keep the diaphram gasket in place as the tunes within the unit are shaken to keep the medium suspended. You need to sprinkle the D.E. into your skimmer. It will then flow into the filter where it does its job. When your levels get low, you simply add more D.E.
D.E. is so fine that almost everything except water is trapped by the filter. What makes these arguably the “best” filter is the level of water clarity that can be achieved. In fact, many people are astounded by the level of water clarity they can achieve with this filter.
One downside of this filter is that sometimes the filter plugs up because the D.E. is so fine. Usually this happens after the pool has been dormant, so if you use your pool year-round you don’t have to worry about this as often. Even if it does happen, to clear the filter you simply shake the debris free with a handle built onto the filter while backwashing it via a side-valve. Then you add more D.E. and you’re done.
It’s also necessary to soak a D.E. filter periodically, especially if you have hard water. This process is not difficult. We sell D.E. filter cleaner in which you soak the filter overnight. Removing and reinstalling the filter is also relatively straightforward. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of doing it yourself, you can contact us for a service call.
D.E. grids last about ten years before requiring replacement. The most common Phoenix filter parts we sell include E-clips, filter grids, O-rings, and gauges. Because these filters have more parts, there are sometimes other repairs requiring parts. If you need any parts for your D.E. filter, we will have it to you next-day shipping – guaranteed.
How do I know when it’s time to replace my pool filter?
Because there are three types of Phoenix pool filters, you need to be aware of the average lifespan of your filter style. Depending on how hard your filter is working, your filter’s life span may be longer or shorter. However, there are some indicators that all is not right with your filter. Consider the following:
Your pump is sucking air or making a gurgling sound
The filter looks corroded
The pump motor is whining from working too hard
The filter looks worn
Your pool’s water is cloudy
Remember that some of these issues could be related to pump or pump motor failure. It’s also possible you have a problem with both your filter and pump.
While your filter tank may last forever, the relentless UV light in Phoenix can wear them out far sooner than in other locations. We recommend covering you filter or keeping in the shade of the house. If the filter tank is worn out, you will want to purchase a new one. It’s easier to install Phoenix pool filters of the same size and dimensions, but you may also want to consider an upgrade.
We also routinely encounter pool filters that are undersized. If you are currently forced to clean your filter more than once every four weeks, then you should consider an upgrade. If you’re forced to deal with algae blooms and cloudy water more than your neighbors, it’s time to figure out why.
Our service technicians can help you ascertain why you’re having pool filter problems. All you need to do is schedule an inspection. If you’re handy and can figure it out on your own, we have all of the Phoenix filter parts you need to get the job done.
Contact us today for all of your pool filter needs
If you need anything pool filter-related, contact us today for next-day delivery on all filters, parts, and accessories. If you’re unsure what you need, one of our professional sales agents can quickly discern your filter type and get you all set up.
For more than 40 years, we’ve been helping Phoenix residents get maximum enjoyment out of their swimming pool, and we will do the same for you.