troubleshooting a DE filter

Troubleshooting a DE Filter

You either have holes in the fabric of the grids, or a crack in the manifold that the grids attach to. It can also mean a broken air bleeder tube or assembly. Finally, DE in the pool can mean that the multiport or push-pull valve is allowing powder to bypass the filter. You will notice […] Read More

steps to backwash a DE filter

Steps to Backwash a DE Filter

DE filters also should be backwashed when gauge reads 8–10 lbs higher than its clean starting pressure.. This involves turning a valve so that the water will flow through the filter backwards, flushing out the dirt, hence the name “backwashing.” DE filters can have either a slide valve or a multiport valve. The multiport valve […] Read More

DE Pool Filter

The DE filter is the most efficient type of pool filter on the market. It can trap particles down to 3-5 microns, well below that which the naked eye can see. DE filters use a pressure gauge to indicate a need for backwashing when it reads 8-10 lbs. higher than its clean reading. After backwashing […] Read More

acid wash your pool

Steps in Doing Acid Wash to Improve Pool Surface

A swimming pool that is not properly cleaned and maintained well can be pretty unpleasant. Imagine dipping in the pool and seeing algae swarming the plaster surface. Even worse is when you cannot even see the bottom because the algae have grown too much under that not even chemicals can remove them. I suggest you […] Read More

backwash clean your filter

How to Backwash Clean Your Filter

You’ll have to backwash clean your filter. Unless you have a cartridge filter, you’ll have to backwash. Here, we’re using a top-mounted dial vaalve in a sand filter. Snd should be backwashed between once a week and once a month depending on the amount of dirt and organics in the pool. Here in Phoenix, we have […] Read More

How to Acid Wash Your Pool

Here’s another acid wash video.  None of these are exactly how I do it, but it’s a good way to see what’s involved. Have the Pool Expert clean your pool! Call us now at 602-859-8889!

Hayward’s Pool Vac and Navigator

Except for external design, pool vac (Hayward Pool Vac) and navigator are almost exactly the same. Here’s a pretty good video of the Hayward Pool Vac.  I think it’s worth watching, especially if you’ve never worked on one or it’s been a while.   Have the Pool Expert clean your pool! Call us now at […] Read More

Phoenix Swimming Pool Expert/Pool Information

PHOENIX SWIMMING POOL EXPERT Expertise include: Pumps and Motors Filters, sand, cartridge, and DE Plaster, pebble, and fiberglass In floor cleaners and suction cleaners Inspections and repairs Water chemistry Automation and variable speed pumps Ponds and water features This website is primarily focused on residential pool service and repair.  Most articles are about  and pool maintenance […] Read More

How to Treat a Green Pool

Phoenix Pool Expert Unfortunately, there is no magical way to turn a green or black pool clear overnight! It usually takes a lot of time, effort, and money to clear up a typical “swampy” green pool. It is certainly best if you never let your pool water get this dirty; however, most pool owners experience […] Read More

Ten steps to Black Algae Treatment

Black Algae Treatment Expert Black algae is a problem for many swimming pool owners. When you wake up and find black algae spots on your pool surfaces, disaster has descended on your pool. Black algae spots occur in a swimming pool when your water has low free chlorine level and/or dirt is allowed to build […] Read More