Three Types Of Above Ground Pool Filters

Three Types Of Above Ground Pool Filters

Three Types Of Above Ground Pool Filters

The purpose of the filter is to remove foreign material from the water. These materials consist mainly of airborne dirt and leaves, organic matter introduced by bathers, and organisms such as bacteria and algae. Swimming pool filtration is a mechanical straining or entrapping process.

A well-designed and properly operated filter will remove virtually all of the insoluble suspended matter in the water producing a sparkling clean condition. It must be recognized that a filter does not destroy living organisms such as algae and bacteria. This is accomplished by the use of chemicals.

Three Types Of Above Ground Pool Filters

  • Sand Filter
  • Cartridge Filter
  • Diatomaceous Earth Filter

Sand filters

are designed to operate at various flow rates depending on their tank and internal component configurations.  With correct distribution and flow of water, the carefully sized sand bed will trap dirt throughout its depth thus providing a fairly large dirt retention volume.

Cartridge filters

consist of a removable-replaceable filter element. There are two basic types of cartridges, namely depth and surface. Dept cartridges consist of a thick layer of fiberous materials graded and blended to provide thousands of tiny crevices to trap dirt.

Diatomaceous Earth Filters

Firstly, due to the fineness of the diatomaceous earth particles, a high degree of filtration efficiency may be obtained with this type of filter.

Secondly, the filter is pre-coated with a layer of diatomaceous earth (filter aid) is applied hydraulically upon the surfaces of the filter elements or other filtration surfaces.

Three Types Of Above Ground Pool Filters

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