HELP REDUCE LANDFILL & GREENHOUSE GAS 

Replace Pool Sand WIth A Sustainable Alternative

CLEAN, CLEAR, WATER RESULTS

American research first compared the performance of glass media with filter sand. Tests established glass media is highly efficient at cleaning water. Scientists found recycled glass clearly:

  • reduces power consumption 
  • requires fewer chemicals
  • uses less water

In addition, the UK Government engaged WRAP to conduct independent research.  You can download a 66-page detailed report by WRAP. This report, freely available on the internet, contains results of extensive tests directly comparing sand with glass media.

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The WRAP trials confirm recycled glass media like DURAFILTER is perfect for water filtration and produces power & water savings. As a result, public specifications (PAS102) were developed for the commercial use of recycled glass as a filtration media.

 

CASE STUDY: DURAFILTER SPECIFIED BY SHETLAND RECREATIONAL TRUST FOR PUBLIC POOL SAVING.

Shetland Recreational Trust Managers run busy public swimming pools with tight budgets. Heavy bather loads result in frequent filter backwashing. So consequently, running costs are increased. The head of maintenance achieved significant savings for Shetland Leisure Trust by replacing silica sand with glass media. A professional pool maintenance company was engaged to install glass media to reduce costs in all 8 public pools over a  2 year period.

Durafilter was specified because of the excellent results reported and the sustainable credentials of the product.

Due to its density, and depending on the grade, almost 15-20% less glass is required to fill the same volume as sand. Furthermore, glass media cleans water longer with superior filtration properties. This, therefore, reduces the need to shut down and refurbish the filter.  Filtration engineers can also establish a new backwash regime, reducing water, energy, & chemical usage.

In conclusion, public pools can reduce running costs with sustainable pool filtration.

Choose to improve our environment. Specify Durafilter recycled glass media. The efficient, safe, sustainable replacement for pool filter sand.

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REPLACE YOUR POOL FILTER SAND

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