Every 3 to 5 years you'll have to replace the sand in your sand filter. The sand in the filter actually wears out. The sharp edges of the sand particles become worn and rounded from friction and don't capture the contanimates as well. Also the sand will start to ball up or the water will create channels thru the sand. You will notice that your pool water is not as clean or the interval between required backwashes is shorter. Eventually, if you own a Sand Filter it will require this type of repair service. Changing the sand is definitely not something many pool owners are equipped to handle and that's when it's wise to call in the professionals at Premier Pool Service.
For pool owners, few things are as satisfying as crystal clear water on a summer day. To ensure that clarity remains all season long, it’s important to properly maintain and clean your pool’s filter. Effective filter maintenance is important throughout the entire pool season, but it’s especially critical to make sure your filter is working properly as peak season approaches. Whether you have a sand, cartridge or DE filter, there are important maintenance procedures you should follow and key products you can incorporate into your filter-maintenance program.
Knowing when to change the sand in your filter probably won’t be obvious. But if you’re keeping up on regular maintenance and don’t have an issue such as algae in your pool—and your water still is not as clean and clear as you expect—it might be time to change the sand. If you’re like most pool owners with a sand filter, you’re changing the sand about every three to five years, depending on use. Because changing the sand is not part of your daily and monthly maintenance routine, it’s important to contact a professional Pool Service technician to handle repairs that can otherwise damage your pools plumbing or equipment.