Purex pool filters have some of the best reputations in the business. They have a long history of manufacturing in the industry. This stands in great contrast to some of the newer manufacturers, who import their products from China. Although they are significantly cheaper, these rival companies often have inconsistent quality and reliability. Purex is the way to go if you want a safe, clean pool at an affordable price. There are several issues you need to consider when buying one. First you must choose the type of filter you want. There are three types and they have their advantages and disadvantages. Also there are several ways you can save money on these filters if you know what you are doing.
Lets start with the money saving tips as that has proven to be the most popular with readers. Probably the biggest and easiest way to save money is by shopping online. Internet retailers don't have the costs of maintaining a store (both rent and salaries for employees) and they are able to pass their lower expenses onto consumers in the form of lower prices. But be sure to price-shop. Some retailers are cheaper for some goods while more expensive for others. The right retailer for you depends on what pool product you need and where you live (don't forget to factor in shipping and handling!)
The three types of filters are sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth. Sand filters are technically quite simple. Water is forced through the sand. This catches the debris. The filter must be cleaned every so often. How often really depends on your pool and how often you use it. Cartridge filters are becoming more common these days. They are the easiest to use. Water is forced through the filter material, which catches substances. They are very easy to maintain. Some filter cartridges can last for a whole season. The last option, diatomaceous earth, works like the sand filter. But the diatoms are much smaller than a grain of sand so the filtered water is far more pure.