Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters typically use up to four cylindrical accordion pleated filters to trap anything larger than 30 microns, traditionally offering a higher filtration level than media filters. However, this option can come with some extra costs and maintenance.


  • No need for backwashing, no backwash line is required
  • Generally requires less space for installation
  • As no backwashing is required, requires less water for maintenance, more environmentally friendly than other kinds of filters


  • Unlike other filters, there‚Äôs no provision for back washing; when the cartridge is clogged, it must be removed for cleaning
  • Needs to be disassembled and cleaned
  • Cartridges may need to be replaced more regularly than filter media, depending on level of use and care

“Cartridge filters traditionally offer a higher filtration level than media filters”