13 Best Pool DE Filters

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Pool DE Filters in 2020


Intex Type A Filter Cartridge for Pools, Twin Pack

Intex Type A Filter Cartridge for Pools, Twin Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Now available in a convenient twin pack
  • Easy to clean Dacron fiber material
  • Filter cartridge should be replaced every two weeks

Intex Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 1000 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI

Intex Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 1000 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Easy to use - simply replace the old cartridge with a new one every two weeks, Double insulated pump
  • The number on the actual item seen in the image is 637R, is the component part number that corresponds to the individual part for the system and this does not pertain to the model # 56637EG.
  • Air release valve for air trapped inside filter chamber.we do not suggest operating the pump for more than 8 hours per day
  • Sediment flush falve at bottom of filter chamber
  • Works with 15-feet Easy Set, 15-feet Metal Frame, or 18-feet by 10-feet Oval Frame pools. the hoses are 1-1/4 so if you need 1-1/2 you need an adapter.

Intex 28635EG Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 1500 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI

Intex 28635EG Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 1500 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

(Pack of 6) Intex 29000E/59900E Easy Set Pool Replacement Type A or C Filter Cartridge

(Pack of 6) Intex 29000E/59900E Easy Set Pool Replacement Type A or C Filter Cartridge
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Compatible with 59900E and 29000E.
  • Type A Filter Cartridge Intex filter cartridges are made from Dacron material. They are easy to clean and to replace when necessary, usually after about two weeks. Look for the large A on the package to make sure you are getting the right size for your filter.
  • For smaller pumps: 530 gallon per hour - 1,500 gallon per hour
  • Fits pumps with both Type A and Type C filters
  • For filter pump item numbers: 58603, 58604, 56637, 56638, 56635, 56636
  • Replace filter cartridge with a new one every two weeks for best results

Fairmount Minerals Pool Filter Sand #20 Grade Silica Sand - 50 lbs

Fairmount Minerals Pool Filter Sand #20 Grade Silica Sand - 50 lbs
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Ecologically safe sand does not solidify and will help prevent clogging and channeling
  • 100% natural sand is chemical free and backwashes easily and evenly
  • Filters out insects, leaves, oils, dirt, dust, hair and algae from pool water
  • Odorless, premium #20 grade swimming pool sand filter media
  • Does not stain and ensures easy maintenance at a lower cost

Greenco GRC1098 Type D Replacement Pool filter Cartridges with Build-in Chlorinator, Set of 6

Greenco GRC1098 Type D Replacement Pool filter Cartridges with Build-in Chlorinator, Set of 6
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Made of high quality easy to clean pleated Dacron fiber material
  • Pool filter cartridge helps keep you pool sanitary clean and fresh for outdoor fun.
  • Features patented "build in chlorine dispenser" in cartridge filter, hold 1 chlorine tablet.
  • For maximum efficiency clean every week and replace cartridge filter every 2 weeks.
  • Filter size in inches; 3.75" H with a 4.12" diameter

Intex 2 Pack of A/C Filters, Summer Escapes or Summer Waves Above Ground Pools

Intex 2 Pack of A/C Filters, Summer Escapes or Summer Waves Above Ground Pools
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 2 Filters
  • For Intex, Summer Escapes, Summer Waves pools
  • May or may not include grate for chlorine tablet
  • Works with all pumps that us A or C style filters

Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 10-inch, 110-120V with GFCI

Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 10-inch, 110-120V with GFCI
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Keep your above ground pool water clean, soft, and refreshing with the Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump by Intex. The all natural sand provides excellent water filtration as the 6-function control valve allows the pool owner to: filter, backwash and rinse, recirculate, drain and close the system.
  • The built in 24-hour timer adds to the hassle-free experience with maintaining a cleaner pool. The strainer basket provides easy-cleaning, and prolongs the life of the sand.
  • The Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump generates a pump flow rate of 1,200 gallons per hour, ideal for above ground pools. This pump requires virtually no maintenance except replacement of sand every 5 years.
  • Pump Flow Rate: 1,200 gph (4.5 m3/hr). System Flow Rate: 1,050 gph (4.0 m3/hr).
  • Includes: 6-way Valve. Pressure Gauge. Heavy Duty Tank. Strainer Basket. Built-in Timer. Powerful Motor.

Intex Filter Cartridge Type A (59900E) - Replacement Type A and C For Easy Set Pool Filters - 12 Pack

Intex Filter Cartridge Type A (59900E) - Replacement Type A and C For Easy Set Pool Filters - 12 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Genuine Intex Type A filter cartridges
  • Use with pumps models 58603E, 58604E, 56635E, 56636E, 56637E, 56638E & 58623
  • Replace your Type A Filter Cartridge as often as every two weeks for a sparkling clean pool!
  • Product Dimensions: 8"H x 4.25"W.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 59900E You will receive 12 Type A Filters

Intex 28633EG Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2500 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI

Intex 28633EG Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2500 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Easy to use - simply replace the old cartridge with a new one every two weeks
  • Double insulated pump
  • Air release valve for air trapped inside filter chamber
  • Sediment flush falve at bottom of filter chamber
  • Works with 18-feet Easy Set, 18-feet Metal Frame, or 18-feet by 10-feet Oval Frame pools

Intex N/AA Replacement 29007E Swimming Pool Filter Cartridge H-6 Pack, White

Intex N/AA Replacement 29007E Swimming Pool Filter Cartridge H-6 Pack, White
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • High quality OEM replacement Intex filter cartridges
  • Features easy to clean Dacron filter material
  • For best filtering results, replace your filter cartridge every two weeks
  • Designed for use in Intex cartridge filter pump models 28601 and 28602
  • Dimensions: 3-5/8 inches outer diameter x 4 inches long x 2 inches inner diameter

Intex B00LCIR3VS Pool Easy Set Type B Replacement Filter Pump Cartridge (3 Pack), 1, White

Intex B00LCIR3VS Pool Easy Set Type B Replacement Filter Pump Cartridge (3 Pack), 1, White
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Package includes 3 filters.
  • 10" tall x 5. 75" diameter size.
  • Lasts up to 2 weeks with normal use.
  • Fits intex filter and pump unit models 633, 56611, 56621, 56631, & 58621.
  • Fits krystal klear pump models 51, 51r, 520 and 520r.

Intex Recreation Corp FBA_29003E Type A Filter Cartridge for Pools, Three Pack, 3

Intex Recreation Corp FBA_29003E Type A Filter Cartridge for Pools, Three Pack, 3
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Now available in a convenient tri-pack
  • Easy to clean Dacron fiber material
  • Filter cartridge should be replaced every two weeks

Changing the Sand in a Swimming Pool Filter

Changing the sand in a swimming pool sand filter may sound like a daunting task. But, with a few steps it can be done.

The sand used in a sand filter for a swimming pool is the sand that is recommended by the manufacturer of the sand filter system that is being used. For example, the sand may be #20 silica sand that is 45 to 55 mm in diameter. The amount of sand is also determined by the manufacturer of the sand filter, this may be 175 pounds or so. A tarp to empty to sand on can be used and something to scoop the sand out will be useful.

Turn the pump off, then empty the existing sand in the filter system. To do this a tarp can be laid down under the filter drain and the filter drain assembly can be removed and laid on the tarp, now turn the pump back on. Turning the pump on will pump water through the filter out the drain hole, removing most of the sand in the filter. Another way to empty the existing sand is by removing the drain plug and allowing the sand and water to drain out of the filter. This method may take several hours.

After the sand has been removed, the multiport valve or the top dome will need to be removed, depending on which sand filter you have. If the sand filter being emptied is a dome style, the dome will need to be removed using a wrench. After taking the dome off, gently move the baffle/pipe and scoop the existing sand out of the filter.

If the sand filter is a top mount multiport valve system instead of a top dome, the pipes may need to be cut so that the multiport valve can be removed. After cutting the pipes, remove the clamp band that connects the multiport valve to the sand filter and pull the multiport valve straight up and off. So that sand is not accidentally spilled into the standpipe, be sure to cover it. Now get the sand out, this can be done with a shop vac or just with a cup. While doing this be careful with the laterals located at the bottom of the tank so you do not break or move them. Wash the remaining sand out of the tank, under the laterals, with a water hose.

Now that all the sand has been removed, replace the drain assembly. Put silicone sealant on the drain assembly threads. Use the water hose and add enough water to the tank so that the laterals are covered, this will help protect them from the new sand. Now make sure the standpipe is still covered if the filter system is a top mounted multiport. If the filter system is a side mounted system, then the intake baffle will need to be gently pushed out of the way or put a little plastic bag over the pipe to keep the new sand from getting in it.

Pour the new sand in the tank, being careful to keep the lateral assembly in place on a top mounted multiport valve sand filter system. Add a bag of sand then make sure the lateral assembly is centered in the tank. Only add the amount of sand that the manufacturer recommends. This is usually only about 2/3 of the tank, leaving a free board space. After adding the sand, lube the o-rings and replace the top of the filter. Double check the lid to make sure it is put on good.

Put the filter system on "Rinse" when restarting the system after replacing the sand, if the filter system is a multiport valve system. Now "Backwash" and "Rinse" one more time. Now the sand filter system is ready for the normal setting.

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