Augment the Effectiveness of Your D.E Filter With Quality Grid Filters  

by Pool Builders on 01-06-2014 in Articles

Taking a dip in the swimming pool is a great way to unwind after a stressful and tiring long day. In fact, it is a perfect place for friends and family members to spend quality time with each other. However, this is only possible if proper upkeep and maintenance of the pool is ensured and this is only possible when appropriate pool filter is installed. Your pool filter aids in keeping the pool water clean, sanitized and crystal clear.

Amongst all three types of available pool filters, Diatomaceous Earth, or D.E. Filter is the most effective type of pool filter as they can filter particles as small as 5 or even 2 microns, leaving the water extremely clean and germ free. It functions by sifting pool water through series of grids inside the tank. The grids filtering element is the layer of D.E. powder.

The internal grid element of the grid filter is coated with a porous powder derived from the fossilized exoskeletons of diatoms. Consequently, a filter cake which strains algae, debris and other impurities from the water is created that result in clean and sanitized pool water. The frame or skeleton of the grid is made up of a virgin quality fabric that allows optimum water flow and is woven in such a way that improves strength and enhances pool filter grid life.

While running your filter system if you notice this powder in your pool then there are chances that the D.E filter has a torn grid or multiple torn grids. It is thus becomes essential to choose superior quality grid filters that are made up of superior quality materials such as 100% polypropylene cloth that besides offering resistance to chemicals also offer resistance to rot and contamination.

In other words, the grid filters should be constructed by making use of quality materials to ensure strength and stability while promoting efficient flow of water. Finding the right grid for the filter is daunting and would require double checking the configurations and other dimensions to make sure that you have made the right choice.

Choosing good grid filters for your D.E. filters, will not just ensure effective performance but would also prove to be very cost-effective and economical in the long run. While cleaning a dirty D.E filter is simple and can be accomplished either by backwashing or draining the clogged D.E. altogether, to ensure un-interrupted filtration, a fresh D.E. is added to the filter. As compared to other two filters, the cleaning capacity of D.E filters is unbelievably incomparable.

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