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Complete Above Ground Filtration Systems

Swimming pool filters come in a wide variety of sizes and models but there are three primary types of filters. They differ in the material they use to filter the water. These three types are Sand, Cartridge, and Diatomaceous Earth (commonly abbreviated D.E.). Read more about each type below. We have a wide selection of the best filters on the market, so the choice is yours!

A complete system includes a filter and pump - a pre-packaged system is good because they come matched directly from the factory!

Sand Systems Cartridge Systems D.E. Systems

Sand filters are the most common pool filters available because of their low cost and ease of use. Sand is used as the filtering media and is relatively inexpensive. These filters are effective for most home installations.

Cartridge filters slightly different than sand filters. Water flows into the filter through an input port, then through a filter "cartridge" or "element" then back through an output port into the pool. Cartridge filters will filter water as well as a sand filter.

A D.E. filter operates by adding D.E. to the skimmer. It is then used as the filtering media in this type of filter. D.E. filters are able to filter water much more effectively than sand or cartridge filters and are preferred by some homeowners because of this.


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