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Pool filters are
The function of swimming pool filters is simple –
T
he future of all important swimming
pool filters is about to change.
to keep water free from dirt or impurities. The And like everything in the environmentally
themed current market place the move
traditional use of a sand or cartridge filter is within filters is for them to ‘go green’.
Pool owners understand that the
now being challenged, like almost everything importance of swimming pool filters as
they remove debris and pollutants that
else in the pool industry, by eco friendly would otherwise cause dirty, cloudy water.
However, pool filters for in-ground
alternatives. In this case the filters are set to use swimming pools are important for more
than just aesthetic reasons, as
eco glass and offer customers a fourth option contaminants such as bacteria can cause
illness while cloudy water creates ideal
conditions for algae growth.
THIS: The new generation of filters uses
Traditionally there have been three types
finely ground and recycled glass of pool filters – silica sand filters, cartridge
filters and DEF (Diatomaceous Earth Filters).
OPPOSITE: The Certikin exclusive Vision
bobbin wound domestic filters have proved
Like anything, each one has its own pros and
to be a bestseller in the UK market cons. Several factors need to be addressed
before deciding which filter is right for any
particular pool. But the new generation of
filters uses particles of finely ground and
cleaned recycled glass. It’s a product which
over the next five years is likely to find its
way into many practical uses.
One new eco-friendly swimming pool
water filter medium is being promoted by
Golden Coast as an alternative to silica
sand. ‘Eco-Glass’ uses finely ground clean
recycled glass to produce a ‘green’ Active
Filter Medium (AFM) with exceptional
debris-capture performance.
Available in three grades and although
initially more expensive than silica sand,
the hard wearing properties of Eco-Glass
gives the product an active life of up to 12
years, three times that of silica sand,
which on average needs changing every
two to three years.
Suitable for commercial or domestic
pools and used in exactly the same way as
sand, because of its density the quantity of
Eco-Glass required in standard filtration
systems is between 15% – 20% less than
sand and requires fewer back-washes,
thereby saving money.
“We have used Eco-Glass for a number of
years on private pools and found it to be a
very good product, which is excellent in
capturing debris to produce exceptional
water quality,” said Lee Campbell of
Neptune Swimming Pools. “The product has
been in use in an indoor pool for three years
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