Swimming pool owners know just how dirty they can become. Those who also own a dog can struggle even more as their four-legged family members enjoy the pool as well. So, what filtering system can help to keep dog hair under control?
Best Pool Filters For Dog Hair
|Product Size (Inches)||Media Type||Multiple Valve Controls||Filter Provided|
|#1. Hayward S244T ProSeries Filter|
Our Best Pick
|24.5 x 42||Sand||Yes|
|#2. Pentair Triton II Side Mount Filter TR60|
|24.5 x 35.5||Sand||No|
|#3. Intex 28635EG Krystal Clear Filter Pump|
|12.5 x 18.1||Cartridge||Yes|
|#4. Pentair 160340 Clean & Clear Plus Filter|
|22 x 39||Cartridge||Yes|
|#5. Hayward EC50C93S Perflex 1.5 HP Filter|
|16.5 x 29.3||D.E.||Yes|
You have three designs to select from when it comes to pool filters that will help to clean dog hair and other debris from your pool.
The most basic, and often cheapest, type of filtering system uses sand as a media. These devices are capable of collecting debris that ranges from 20 microns or greater in size. Sand filters can work more efficiently as they collect materials and require the least maintenance of the types listed here.
Another easy to maintain option are cartridge filters, that operate in a similar manner as cartridge filters on a fish aquarium. Water moves through a polyester media that is housed in the filter cylinder. Materials as small as 10 microns can be collected before the media needs to be cleaned with a water hose.
Diatomaceous Earth Filters
Also known as D.E. filters, this system will use fossilized particles of Diatoms that are placed on “fingers” to collect debris as small as five microns in size. They are great for dog hair as well as bacterias that your dog may deposit into the water column. They will be more labor intensive and cost a bit more from the start, however.
Tips For Added Pool Filtration
Battling dog hair in your pool will require more than a pool filter in order to prevent you and your guests from shedding after swimming. Adding a pool sock (or something like a hairnet or pantyhose) will aid in collecting dog hair before it reaches the filter media.
Automated devices such as a vacuum or a pool robot will skim the water and collect floating hair. Finally, remember to keep your dog well groomed to remove unwanted hair before fido takes a dip into the pool to begin with!
#1. Hayward S244T ProSeries Filter
The corrosion resistant materials allow this to operate in a wide range of weather. Its 20 micron filtering is adequate for removing dog hair from the water. Hayward has been designing pool products for over eighty years now.
#2. Pentair Triton II Side Mount Filter TR60
The inside of the filter is easy to access, a feature that helps to remove dog hair easily. Each internal part is threaded, making them simple to remove. Its fiberglass tank is one solid piece, which increases longevity.
#3. Intex 28635EG Krystal Clear Filter Pump
Designed for above ground pools, this product is effective at removing dog hair and bacteria that a sand filter cannot. It is cheap to purchase and energy efficient with auto timers. The system conforms with UL and CSA standards as well.
#4. Pentair 160340 Clean & Clear Plus Pool Filter
The two piece injection molded body is easy to access for removing built-up dog hair. Its clean out port provides 100-percent drainage when servicing. Multiple filters offer a larger cleaning surface for the water.
#5. Hayward EC50C93S Perflex 1.5 HP Filter Pump
This product is designed to connect with a chlorine feeder. A bump handle makes purging the tubes a snap. The pump-to-filter connection makes installation easier than other models.