The start of your summer probably coincides with a desire to do some maintenance on your pool. A key point of comprehensive pool maintenance is to ensure that the pool's filter doesn't get clogged. This can be done by following some simple steps.

According to Aquatic International, a pool filter is designed to capture dirt and various kinds of debris that finds its way into your pool. 

First, ensure that the pressure gauges on your filter system show the appropriate readings. If the filter is clogged, there's a good chance that something will be amiss on the gauge's readings. This requires daily attention on your part, but a well running pool will make the effort worthwhile. 

Of course, how you maintain your filter and keep it from clogging will depend on a number of factors. For example, a pool with cartridge filters can be kept clean by spraying the filter with water from a hose. According to Blue Science, cartridge filters must be cleaned regularly, as they're not able to be backwashed like other filters. This type of filter is round and has several folds. 

Cleaning the filters every 6 months will avoid allowing large amounts of dirt and debris to accumulate and clog the cartridge filters. If you have any other questions about cartridge filters, contact your local Phoenix pool service. 

According to Record Searchlight, getting a newer pool filter can also have economic benefits. By contrast, older filters can use large amounts of water when a pool is being backwashed. The source noted that some new types of filters have water saving features, allowing you to be a environmentally conscious pool owner. This could be appealing to a Phoenix resident, who uses quite a bit of water in the summer.