One of the key ways to ensure that your pool stays operational throughout the season is to schedule a pool filter cleaning with a professional. The filtration system in your pool needs to be operating at its best so that you have clean water to swim in and reduced stress on the rest of your pool equipment. By having this done, it also helps extend the life of your filtration system and pool pump. It also increases energy efficiency, which is nice to have since you're usually running your equipment 24/7.
If you're like many pool owners who occasionally use your swimming pool every once in a while, it's probably a good idea to have the filter cleaned at the beginning of the swimming season and at the end. For most individuals, this is usually around April to May and once again in the months of October or November. However, if you have a swimming pool that gets a high amount of traffic every day, your swimming pool filtration system may need to be cleaned more frequently. In some cases, this may mean that it should be cleaned every month. Also, if you have an indoor pool, you may only need to utilize the services of a professional once every quarter. A pool technician can help you decide the optimum amount of pool filter cleanings that you'll need to make sure that your swimming pool is free of oils, calcium, dirt and other debris.