Filtration

When deciding the filtration system you would like to use for you pool, you have three options; sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth.
Each work differently and require a variety of different needs.
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Sand

Cartridge

Filter

Diatomaceous Earth Filter

Effectiveness
Filters particles that range from 20-40 microns 
Filters particles that range from 10-15microns 
Filters particles that range from 2-5 microns 
Cost
The most affordable option 
Maintenance cost are higher than other filters
Maintenance cost are higher than other filters
Life Span 
5-7 years
3-5 years
5-10 years
Maintenance
  • Backwashing needed
  • Minimal Maintenance
  • Sand replacement every 3-5 years
  • No backwashing
  • Frequently cleaning cartridge
  • High replacement cartridge
  • Backwashing needed
  • D.E. media is needs to be added every time you backwash
  • Higher maintenance cost