What types of filtration systems should I use at my aquatic facility?

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BY Jeff Bartley

If you operate a commercial pool, you know that it is essential to have a filtration system that works for your facility. When considering your options, three key elements to keep in mind are budget, space restrictions, and how the pool functions. One type of filtration system we recommend is a pressure sand filter. These filters utilize a singular or multi-graded media in order to cycle the water, picking up any larger particles or debris, thus filtering the clean water back into the pool.

Sand filters are very efficient in that they are the longest used method of filtration, and they are cost effective. However, they do require a large amount of space to operate, and the sand needs to be changed every 3-5 years. Sand filters are most effective when using a pressure filtration, where the water gets pushed through the sand. Another filtration option is a regenerative filter.

Regenerative filters are far more suitable in terms of size for a smaller facility. These filters force the water through layers of powdery filter, making it so that unwanted materials cannot pass through. Regenerative filters reduce the need for a backwash pit, and require less pressure than sand filters. These filters however, are more expensive compared to other options.

No matter what type of filter you choose, it is always recommended to have your facility assessed by an engineer for a more detailed report and recommendation.

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