Understanding Pool Filtration Systems And Their Advantages

Publié par hamza lion mercredi 3 juin 2015

By Tammie Caldwell


Responsible for keeping the entire volume of water in a swimming pool clear and safe to swim in, a filter is one of the most important machines in the operation of a pool. It eliminates dirt and debris which make the water cloudy and can encourage algae and bacteria growth. Both inground and above-ground pools can be equipped with one of several styles of pool filtration systems, each with its own benefits to the user.

The entire volume of water contained in a swimming pool normally passes through the filter a few times each day. While the exact filtration mechanism can differ from one type to the next, all filters serve the function of accepting pumped in "dirty" water into a barrier which removes particles of debris. The cost, amount of maintenance required, and advantages each provides differ.

Together, the filter and pump work to keep the water clean and clear. The pump forces water into the filter where the impurities are removed, then it returns the clean water back into circulation the pool. A high-quality filtration system will last for many years and can help keep the time and money spent on maintenance and operation down. There are three types of filters: sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth or DE filters, all of which can be used with both inground and above-ground pools.

Sand filters are the most common type. Water is filtered through a sand bed inside the filter which traps debris with a size of 20 microns. They are easily cleaned by simply running water through them in the opposite direction, and the sand can be used for several years before it will need to be replaced. Affordable and easy to operate, they are a popular choice with many who own pools.

Another affordable, low-maintenance alternative is the cartridge filter. The filtering element in this design consists of a removable cartridge which can remove particles as small as 10 to 15 microns. Economical, they have the added advantage of being easy to maintain by using a garden hose or a filter cartridge cleaner to clean them out. In general a new cartridge is needed for each swimming season.

The diatomaceous earth or DE filter offers the ultimate in water clarity and purification, as it has been designed to filter out the most minute particles which are just 3 to 5 microns. Inside the filter is a powdered substrate made from DE, which is a naturally-occurring sedimentary rock with a porous nature that lends itself well to filtration. More work is required to maintain them and they may cost somewhat more, but the speed of operation and efficiency compensates for this.

Independent of the type of filter one selects, it is best to ensure that it has a larger capacity than the recommended minimum. This will mean less frequent cleanings are needed. A design with minimal pumping action is also desirable, since this means money saved on the monthly power bill.

Ultimately, it is a matter of personal preference. Users who greatly value having ultra-clear water, will be best served with a DE filter, while those who are more concerned with ease of use, will likely prefer a cartridge or sand filter for its relatively simple maintenance.




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mercredi 3 juin 2015

Understanding Pool Filtration Systems And Their Advantages

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By Tammie Caldwell


Responsible for keeping the entire volume of water in a swimming pool clear and safe to swim in, a filter is one of the most important machines in the operation of a pool. It eliminates dirt and debris which make the water cloudy and can encourage algae and bacteria growth. Both inground and above-ground pools can be equipped with one of several styles of pool filtration systems, each with its own benefits to the user.

The entire volume of water contained in a swimming pool normally passes through the filter a few times each day. While the exact filtration mechanism can differ from one type to the next, all filters serve the function of accepting pumped in "dirty" water into a barrier which removes particles of debris. The cost, amount of maintenance required, and advantages each provides differ.

Together, the filter and pump work to keep the water clean and clear. The pump forces water into the filter where the impurities are removed, then it returns the clean water back into circulation the pool. A high-quality filtration system will last for many years and can help keep the time and money spent on maintenance and operation down. There are three types of filters: sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth or DE filters, all of which can be used with both inground and above-ground pools.

Sand filters are the most common type. Water is filtered through a sand bed inside the filter which traps debris with a size of 20 microns. They are easily cleaned by simply running water through them in the opposite direction, and the sand can be used for several years before it will need to be replaced. Affordable and easy to operate, they are a popular choice with many who own pools.

Another affordable, low-maintenance alternative is the cartridge filter. The filtering element in this design consists of a removable cartridge which can remove particles as small as 10 to 15 microns. Economical, they have the added advantage of being easy to maintain by using a garden hose or a filter cartridge cleaner to clean them out. In general a new cartridge is needed for each swimming season.

The diatomaceous earth or DE filter offers the ultimate in water clarity and purification, as it has been designed to filter out the most minute particles which are just 3 to 5 microns. Inside the filter is a powdered substrate made from DE, which is a naturally-occurring sedimentary rock with a porous nature that lends itself well to filtration. More work is required to maintain them and they may cost somewhat more, but the speed of operation and efficiency compensates for this.

Independent of the type of filter one selects, it is best to ensure that it has a larger capacity than the recommended minimum. This will mean less frequent cleanings are needed. A design with minimal pumping action is also desirable, since this means money saved on the monthly power bill.

Ultimately, it is a matter of personal preference. Users who greatly value having ultra-clear water, will be best served with a DE filter, while those who are more concerned with ease of use, will likely prefer a cartridge or sand filter for its relatively simple maintenance.




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