Your pool water is only as clean as your filter!




After 5 seasons of filtering, even with regular weekly backwash, this is likely what your sand looks like - more like mud than sand.

Both filters have 5 seasons of filtering in slightly different environments.

While filtering, your pump must force the water downward through this top layer of accumulated silt, dirt and mud, to return to your pool.


What are you swimming in?


Fortunately, this problem can be solved and should be done every 3-5 yrs, depending on your environment (greenery), swim load and maintenance performed.



  1. Drain water from Filter.
  2. Remove filter head.
  3. Remove old sand (100% or why bother).
  4. Remove stand-pipe and laterals.
  5. Rinse clean all parts and inside of filter body.
  6. Re-install stand-pipe and laterals.
  7. Add new sand (cover top of stand-pipe and ensure alignment throughout).
  8. Fill filter with water.
  9. Re-install filter head to original position.
  10. Backwash for 3-5 minutes to rinse dust from new sand.


Not something you want to spend your limited time doing?

Give us a call with the size (lbs) of your filter and we'll be happy to help. In addition to the steps listed above, we will bag the old sand for your convenience of disposal.


For a limited time, save $20 on Sand Change. Reg $179.00 (+ sand), Now $159.00 (+ sand).


  Text or Call Van @ 613-858-8266



Mid-Season Madness

Limited Time Specials

(while supplies last, sorry, no rainchecks) 


Hayward T-15 Turbo Cell Replacement

Just $599.99+tax Delivered & Installed!*


Hayward Aqua-Rite XL /w T-15 Turbo Cell

Just $1399.99+tax DIY/Delivered!*

(requires standard 110 outlet only for plug)

Add installation for $249+tax (parts extra).


Hayward Aqua-Rite DV /w T-15 Turbo Cell

Just 1299.99+tax DIY/Delivered!*

(requires a 110 or 220 circuit, hard-wired)

Add installation for $249+tax (parts extra).


Hayward 1.5HP Super Pump

Just $549.99+tax DIY/Delivered!*

Add installation for $149+tax (parts extra).


Hayward 24" Sand Filter

Just 379.99+tax DIY/Delivered!*

Add 300lbs of sand for $90.00+tax.

Add installation for $189+tax (parts extra)



Aqua-Lamp Permanent All-Season Closing Kits

Does this look familiar? 


 End the constant replacement of fragile, expensive parts!

Go from unsightly money-trap to beautiful finish in no time:



Replacements parts for each lamp is over $170.00!!  Repeatedly!

End the battle today with these attractive, powder coated, all-season closing kits.

Available exclusively at 1st Choice Pool Care.

Limited time, Just $159.99+tax (Reg. 179+tax) Per Lamp DIY/Delivered!*

When you purchase a pair (2).

No more bulb replacement at almost $40 each!

No more cracked Receptacle replacement at over $80 each!

No more Adapter Ring replacement (requires draining) due to broken twist-lock tabs at $30 each!

No more Lens replacement at over $20 each!

Cables getting too short, transformer box blown, spend more on bulbs than chlorine each year?

No problem, order your kits today!


Weekly & Vacation Service Available On Request


Equipment Maintenance & Replacement

Salt System Install at $249.00 + parts!

Filter replacement at $189.00 + sand!

Pump replacement starting at $149.00!

AquaLamp Lighting Parts & Service.

Leak detection and patching.

Have another problem, give us a call.


Above Ground Pool Services

Skimmer/Return replacement

Wall repair (hole) & liner replacement

Foundation repair and re-leveling

Dismantling & Removal



Buying or Selling a home with a pool? We offer pre-purchase inspections for both Above-Ground and In-Ground pools.


Additional services may be viewed here




 * Delivery applies to greater Ottawa service area only.