4 Simple Steps to Replace a Doughboy® Pool Filter

At Doughboy® Pools, we understand that maintaining your pool’s water quality is essential for a safe and enjoyable swimming experience. Your pool filter plays a crucial role in this process, as it helps keep the water clean and free from impurities. Over time, your filter may need replacement to ensure optimal performance. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the simple steps to replace a Doughboy pool filter, whether it’s replacing the filter media or the entire filter component, ensuring your pool stays crystal clear all season long. 

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you start the replacement process, gather all the necessary supplies.

For Replacing the Media

  • New Doughboy pool filter media (sand or DE, depending on your filter type)
  • Screwdriver
  • Hose
  • Owner’s manual (for reference)

For Replacing the Entire Filter Equipment

Make sure you have all these items on hand before you begin.

Replacing the Media (Sand or Diatomaceous Earth)

Step 2: Turn Off the Pool Pump

Safety should always come first. To prevent accidents or damage to your pool equipment, turn off the pool pump. You may also want to unplug it or disconnect the power source to ensure it remains off during the filter media replacement process.

Step 3: Remove the Old Filter Media 

  • For sand filters, you’ll need to open the tank by removing the tank’s cover. To access the sand, you may need to disconnect any plumbing connections. Use a scoop or small bucket to carefully scoop out the old sand and dispose of it properly.
  • For DE filters, refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions on removing and disposing of the used DE media. If necessary, remove and replace the DE filter grids according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Step 4: Install the New Filter Media

  • For sand filters, fill the tank with the appropriate amount and type of pool filter sand, following the manufacturer’s guidelines. Reconnect any plumbing that you had to disconnect earlier, and ensure all connections are tight.
  • For DE filters, recharge the filter with fresh DE media and replace the filter grids if they were removed.

Full Replacement of Filter Equipment

Step 2: Disconnect and Remove the Old Filter Component

Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual to disconnect and remove the old Doughboy pool filter component. This may involve disconnecting plumbing connections, loosening bolts or clamps, and carefully lifting out the old filter.

Step 3: Install the New Doughboy Pool Filter Component

Place the new Doughboy pool filter component in the same location as the old one, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure all connections are secure, and any plumbing is properly reconnected. If you need assistance, contact your local authorized Doughboy dealer.

Where to Purchase Your Doughboy Filter

When it comes to replacing or upgrading your Doughboy pool filter, there’s no better place to turn to than a trusted Doughboy dealer. Our dedicated dealers are your local experts in all Doughboy products, ensuring you receive top-notch products and expert advice tailored to your specific needs. 

To find a Doughboy dealer near you and explore our range of high-quality pool filters and accessories, simply visit our website and click on the “Find a Dealer” button. With the support of a Doughboy dealer, you can enjoy a clean and pristine pool, making your swimming experience truly exceptional. Make the smart choice today and partner with a Doughboy dealer for all your pool filtration needs.

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