Category Archives: Pool Filters

Orlando Pool Filter Valve Repair

We have many unique tools that enable us to work on and repair pool equipment that a vast majority of other Orlando pool repair companies do not have. For this repair, the pool filter valve also known as a multiport valve needed the spring to be changed in order to stop water leaking out of the discharge line. You will usually find these valves on a Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filters as well as on sand filters. These valves are used to backwash your filter tank when it gets dirty as well as draining your pool when the…
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Orlando Pool Filter Maintenance

For our weekly service customers, in the off season we perform annual diatomaceous earth (D.E.) filter teardown & degrease services. This filter cleaning is very different from the normal backwashing that is done on a regular basis. The service takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half and costs $94.99. This video shows the steps of performing that service plan and is a great explanation of what it takes to keep your D.E. filter running properly all year round. While your tank is open we examine and replace all internal parts that are worn and may cause your…
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Damaged DE Filter Grids

For those of you that have diatomaceous earth (D.E.) filters on your pool, here is an example of a torn grid.  This was pulled from a filter that was caked full of D.E.  For some odd reason this was the only one that was ripped, but it was heavily damaged.  If you notice powder or dirt blowing through your jets upon starting your pump, while vacuuming or when you add DE powder after the backwash cycle you may have a ripped grid or two. These grids should last 4 - 5 years before needing replacement. To keep them in good working order you…
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DE Tank: Annual Cleaning from an Orlando Pool Care Specialist

Pictured above is the inside of a DE tank pool filter.  This type of filter requires annual maintenance to clean the filter grids.  The DE powder is sprayed off of the grids; I then apply degreaser to them and reassemble the filter.  This process takes about an hour and a half and the cost is $85.  As you can see, the grids are clean and ready for another year of pool service.
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