Sand was the orig­i­nal water filter.

Fil­tra­tion is a key com­po­nent to the water treat­ment sys­tem in your pool, keep­ing the water clean and safe for your fam­ily and friends. Actu­ally, the devel­op­ment of fil­tra­tion was what led to the pos­si­bil­ity of the swim­ming pool itself. Here are some inter­est­ing facts about this vital process.

  • Sand was the first medium used to fil­ter swimming-pool water in the early 20th Century.
  • Car­tridge fil­tra­tion was first used in the pool and spa indus­try in the 1960s and has seen a great deal of devel­op­ment in recent years.
  • The advan­tages of car­tridges include increased sur­face area and water conservation.
  • The future of fil­tra­tion focuses on a few key areas: Energy effi­ciency, increased water purity and removal of cer­tain chem­i­cal elements.

What the future holds
The newest form of fil­tra­tion to make its way into the pool and spa indus­try is Reverse Osmo­sis.  Right now RO is not being used as a per­ma­nent fil­ter­ing sys­tem but as a ser­vice process to revi­tal­ize oth­er­wise unus­able water.  When used occa­sion­ally on pools it has gained pop­u­lar­ity for its abil­ity to cre­ate almost com­pletely pure water.

Ques­tions about reverse osmo­sis or mak­ing your pool fil­ter as effi­cient as pos­si­ble? Give us a call.

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