Now that Marin is officially in a drought, water conservation is a priority.  Water hose spelling out water to call attention to Marin water conservation.
Instead of keeping your pool closed, let’s consider some water-saving options.

If your pool is cleaned by a sand filter, it’s likely at least 10 years old. Back then, water was plentiful and cheap, so these filters were a good solution.

But sand filters require monthly backwashing that wastes between 100 to 300 gallons of water (3,600 gallons per year!). The process also washes expensive heat and chemicals down the drain.

Dump your sand filter for a water-saving cartridge
Here’s why you’ll want to consider making the switch. Sand filter manufacturers recommend replacing all the sand every 7-8 years because it becomes oily, no longer traps dirt and can harbor bacteria and other harmful organisms. The cost of replacing the sand can be $500 or more.

Let us help you save water and get a cleaner pool by replacing your old sand filter with a more efficient filtering system that saves water and cleans better.

Advantages of a cartridge filter:

  • only needs  to be cleaned once or twice a year with a garden hose — very little water is required
  • removes dirt particles down to 10-15 microns, versus 20-40 microns for a sand filter
  • uses 4 large, replaceable cartridges that last an average of 8-10 years
  • works well with low pump pressure, reducing energy costs

For more information about replacing your old sand filter with a more efficient cartridge filter, get in touch.