A swimming pool offers fun and relaxation for your entire family, but have you ever wondered how a pool actually works? More specifically, have you ever wondered how the different parts of a swimming pool work together to keep the water clean and clear? Here at Paradise Pools and Spas, we are dedicated to servicing all of your swimming pool and spa repair needs, but we are also dedicated to helping you understand how that great big hole in the ground works. For starters, let’s focus on one of the most important pool components: the pool filters.
Filter systems collect all the debris that can accumulate in a pool. Drains at the bottom of the pool and skimmer drains around the side of the pool work to filter the water before it reaches the pump. In addition to keeping the water clean and safe, filters also protect the pump so you can enjoy your pool all summer long.
Depending on the type of system in your swimming pool, the filter unit may contain either fine sand particles to catch all the small debris or a diatomaceous earth filter, which is comprised of a chemically inert powder made from sea organisms called diatoms. These systems are typically designed in such a way that gravity pulls the water through the sand or diatomaceous earth and pumps it out at the outlet pipe.
Over time, dirt and debris that has been separated from the water will collect and slow down the flow of water through the filter. When you hire a pool repair company, a technician will arrange the valves in such a way that water from the pump pushes up through the sand or filter cartridge, dislodging the dirt and debris.
If your filter system is in need of maintenance or repair, contact the pool service professionals at Paradise Pools and Spas of Jackson. We can service all of your pool and spa systems, so you can enjoy the water all year long. Contact us online or call (888) 928-0360 to schedule service for your swimming pool or spa.