Glass media filters offer many benefits to your everyday pool experience and makes a compelling case for changing over from sand to glass. What may seem like quite the investment to begin with can, in the long run, save you money, making it an investment which will pay off in more ways than one.
Why should I use a Glass Media Filter instead of Sand?
Glass media filters offer an ultra-fine filtration that removes particles up to 3 micron in size, resulting in crystal clear water. As compared with traditional sand filters, which only remove those particles above 10 micron. Due to this electrostatic mechanical filtering process, you will save on chemical usage as this removes most bacteria growth in the filter. Using less chemicals is also gentler on the skin and eyes, giving you a cleaner, healthier pool. In fact, having a glass filter can reduce your chemical usage by up to 50%!
Glass media filters can last up to 3 times longer than traditional silica sand. Sand filters usually have a life expectancy of less than 5 years, whereas glass media filters can last longer than 10 years. Not only this, but the overall maintenance cost can be far less than a sand filer. There are no pre-coats required and no separate tanks, plus you will not need to re-change the filter every 2 years like other traditional filters. The other savings you can expect from a glass media filter come from the water and electricity usages. Glass media filters can go quite awhile between backwashing cycles and the backwash duration is short, saving up to 40% of water through fast backwashing and saving you time and money on water costs. Also, due to the low-pressure loss in a glass media filter, you can save on power usage and electricity costs too. This is why an investment like a glass media filter, will pay off in the long run.
If you are looking for a new experience in your own backyard, something that make you feel secure in your family’s safety whilst also enjoying fresher, cleaner water, then a filter change may be the right option for you. You will notice the difference, and you can feel sure that this investment will pay off in the long run. Many glass media filters are also 100% recycled and environmentally friendly, just another benefit of switching from the traditional sand filters to the more advanced glass media filter.
If you would like to learn more about a glass media filter which is Australian made, and which also meets all of the above requirements, we would recommend the Maytronics EcoClear line. Find out more here: https://www.maytronics.com.au/ecoclear/
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