Get Ready For A Summer With Sparkling Clean Water!

The first easy way to make your pool ready for summer (& to save money) is to replace pool filter sand with a more efficient media.

The single largest surface area exposed to contamination in a swimming pool is the sand within the filter units.  Every cubic metre of filter sand has a surface area in the region of 3000 square metres.

Traditional filter sand becomes widely colonized by a range of bacterial agents within a few days. Alginates excreted by these bacteria glue the sand grains together and prevent the filters from working efficiently. These clumps can form tri-chloramines which produce that unpleasant chemical smell.

So it is good practice to replace pool filter sand regularly to ensure efficient filtration. Not only will water quality will be improved, but if you replace pool filter sand for a more efficient filtration media you will save money on running costs too.

Efficient Filtration Saves Money

Consider a sustainable pool filter sand -  developed from recycled glass. It is proven that glass can be recycled into a sharp free perfect replacement for filter sand. Safely in use in UK public pools for over 10 years, the UK produces some of the best glass pool filter sand, producing outstanding water clarity. We now export it across as far across the world as Australia.

Glass media is proven to be more efficient than sand.  It is more resistant to bacterial colonization. In order to deliver operational savings to save money, get your pool engineer to harness this efficiency with a careful backwash regime. Less power, water, and chemicals will be required to keep your pool crystal clear.

Glass has a lower density than sand, as much as 20% depending on the grade. Therefore, on a weight for weight basis, the amount required for any specific filter will be approximately 15% less than that of sand. So you have to buy less product to fill the same volume of the filter. Maintenance companies can advise the correct quantity, grade, and loading requirements to service your filter. Always install recycled glass sand graded to PAS (Publicly Available Standard) 102 for use in water filtration. 

Replace Filter Sand & Get Easy Environmental Benefits.

Recycling reduces waste, landfill and greenhouse gas emissions. Every time your engineer services a filter with a 25kg bag of DURAFILTER, almost 150 small beer bottles are recycled as a result!

Make a change. Start a new water regime! 


With A Sustainable Alternative Media