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Cleaning Filters is Less Costly than Replacing Filters in the Long Run

September 8, 2015 Clean 3 times per year!, Filters, Monsoons  1

Filters can be cleaned numerous times before they must be replaced.

How often you run your pool filter and how many times the filter can be cleaned before replacement materials and hardware are necessary depends on several factors: the product(s) you begin with, how clean and balanced you or your pool service keeps your pool, and the condition/efficiency of the other hardware in your pool. Environmental factors such as monsoon weather make pool filters work harder than normal, so will the excessive hot Arizona heat.

Our expert AMCO pool technicians have found that, presuming all your other equipment is in good shape, D.E. filter grids last a couple of years, sand in a sand filter lasts around 7 years, and cartridge filters last 2 to 5 years in our Arizona climate.

You built your pool as the spot in your home as a place to relax, splash, swim and have a wonderful time. Your pool is an investment in your home as well as an investment that brings joy when used.


Clean filters are important to protect your investment, as well as making your pool safe for the people who use it.

Filter cleanings:

  • add life to your pool
  • save you money

At AMCO, we provide you with a written estimate for all our professional pool services including filter cleans. Filter cleaning services start at $79 and are based on the size of your filter.

Our technicians also clean your salt cell, or backwash your sand or D.E. filters as part of your regular weekly pool service.

AMCO techs are available to clean and repair your pool as needed. At $79 each for regular customers filter cleans are much easier on the wallet than repairs. Here are a few sample hardware costs:

  • $120+ Manifold
  • $200+ Cartridge
  • $240 + for 8 Grids
  • $115+ outlet piping
  • Labor is an additional $85 per hour.

We recommend you have your first pre-scheduled filter clean at the beginning of summer, late fall after swimming season, and mid-winter.

Feel free to call us at 623-932-9104 if you have concerns or questions about your swimming pool maintenance.

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Comments (1)

Michelle says:
November 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm Reply

Sorry this is going to be a vague answer, but here goes.1. What your maenfacturur recommends is usually a good practice.2. A general rule of thumb is to change filter sand every 3 years.3. Finally if your pool water is still clear after a few years, the sand may still be doing a good job.Here is how a sand filter works: Water flows through the sand (top to bottom) and the dirt particles get caught in the sharp edges of the sand. After a period of time, these sharp edges wear out and the filter loses its effectiveness. This is the time to change the filter sand. +22

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