We are going to skip the non-essentials and go head first into what you need to know about setting up a fantastic pump and filtration sytem for your pool.
Pool filtration and sanitation information you find online is riddled with gimmicks and misleading claims about equipment and system hacks that all claim to be the "all in one" solution to remove the work neccesary to keep your pool clean and crystal clear.
Pools will always require maintenance!
The good news is that there is in fact a way to set up a system for optimization and max effectivness.
Check out the tech below
The technologies above work together to produce outstanding results.
We could blog a very in depth read explaining why each one of these technological advancements boost performance, but todays readers want fast facts.
Below we'll list the game-changers.
1- UV systems
Ultraviolet can sterilize pool water without chemicals.
If you remember the Ebola outbreak of 2014, and now covid, a UV robot named "Saul" made his debut and did not disappoint.
"Saul," the UV robot, made by a San Antonio based company called Xenex, proved to be a germ-killing machine.
It's been well documented that UV is a power hitter in the world of disinfection.
Multiple medical studies have shown that UV can disinfect at a highly effective level that is changing the way hospitals view disinfection and even the use of bleach (chlorine).
UV - C is a killer!
2 - AFM (Activated Filter Media)
Activated filtration media is a glass material that can be put into a standard sand filter in place of the sand.
This stuff filters down to around 4 microns, prevents algae, prevents biofilm, recharges with backwash, and never needs to be serviced.
You can literally blow up your filter, gather the glass media, and put it back into a new filter and it's good to go.
It's a lifetime product.
3 - Mineral Induction Combination Systems
Anti-microbial is where it's all at,
Microbe fighting minerals combined inside of an in-line chlorinator deliver a "1-2" punch combination which enhances sanitation and can reduce the amount of hard chemicals required to maintain your pool,
4 - Centrifugal Water Pre-Filtration
This is "old hat" to fiiltration but fairly new to the pool industry.
new stage process which captures 80% of the particulate load before it ever reaches your filter. The separated solids are caught in a collection chamber while the clean water is directed back into the system.
Pre-filters can reduce maintenance by over 75%, minimize filter wear, reduce backwashing by over 50%, which keeps water and chemicals in the pool. This saves water which is always a good thing for the environment and your water bill.
4 - High HP(horse power) Variable Speed Pumps
Variable speed pumps utilize both energy efficiency and high output to rev up the filtration process.
While these pumps can be dialed back to become highly energy efficient, they can also be turned up to move mass amounts of water through your filtration syatem at higher rates.
We believe these pumps are the backbone of a high quality filtration system.
We recommend a 3 HP pump for every pools filter pump.
So, there youhave it.
These technologies will set you on the way to a more efficient, cleaner and healthier pool.