Pool Maintenance Cape Coral & Fort Myers
Swimming pool filters do not last forever but will live a significantly longer life with regular maintenance. There are three main types; Sand Filtration, Cartridge Filtration and Diatomaceous Earth. Each comes with their own features, benefits and maintenance requirements.
The Cartridge filtration system is the most commonly seen in Lee County, Florida because it’s cost effective and efficient if cleaned every three to four weeks and according to the National Swimming Pool Foundation replaced annually.
Sand filters are a lot more common in the Northern United States because of the shorter swimming season due to the climate; however they are available in Lee County, Florida. Since these have the lowest percentage of effectiveness and this is a climate that allows for year round swimming, sand filtration systems are not recommended for pools in Lee County.
In the event you have a home that came with sand filtration, don’t fear, The Pool Hero is here and can care for it.
Diatomaceous Earth is the most effective form of swimming pool filtration for the climate in Lee County. It is also the most expensive option and requires the highest maintenance as proper care of your DE includes disassembling to clean the DE grids, reassembly and coating the grids with new DE. DE is a very toxic material and MUST be handled with care.