2016 Swimming Pool Filter Pricing Guide
This is a quick guide for swimming pool filter pricing in 2016. Price are offered in ranges to account for variables such as seasonal geographic pricing variations. All pricing in this article includes the price for professional installation and taxes. Beware of prices above AND below these price ranges! I will cover the price ranges for each filter starting with the cheapest and least effective filter types and moving on to the more expensive and more effective filters.
Sand filters will cost somewhere between $700 and $900 installed. Sand filters are the most popular but least effective filters. They are popular because they are cheap!
Cartridge filters will cost somwhere between $900 and $1800 depending on the size of the filter / pool. Cartridge filters save water but they are a massive headache to clean. If you are into the environment more than your sanity then this is the filter for you.
Glass filters are relatively new and started gaining popularity in our area around 2005 and 2006. They are incredibly easy to use and filter five times better than sand filters (down to 2 microns). We have installed hundreds of these filters with great performance results but the price is a little bit more with a rang f $950 to $1250 installed.
DE filters were the elite pool filters until glass filters came along. Glass filters have caused DE filters to slip in popularity mostly because they are more difficult to use, maintain and repair and because the DE filter price range is much higher at $1550 to $2050.
If you ask 100 different pool pros which filter they like the best you will get 100 different answers…but since this is my blog I will go ahead and say that glass filters are by far the best pool filter on earth. They are easy to use, filter really well, and are relatively cheap.
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