An apparatus for cleaning, back-flushing and rinsing a filter comprising a holding tank, a lower compartment, one or more perforated armatures, one or more filters, and one or more screw caps. The lower compartment comprises one or more threaded receivers, and the perforated armatures screw into the threaded receivers. The lower compartment further comprises an inlet and a main drain and is sealed so that water entering the lower compartment through the inlet can only travel out the main drain or up through the threaded receivers and perforated armatures. Each filter is placed over a perforated armature, and a screw cap is placed on top of each filter to hold it in place. The holding tank comprises one or more overflow drains, handles and a lid. A method of using the apparatus described above to clean a filter.