What is the purpose of pool filtration? Firstly, neglecting your pool filter allows dirt and debris to enter and remain in your pool.
This can cause multiple appearances, hygiene and safety-related issues and leads to potential algae growth in the water.
Filtration describes the mechanical process of removing insoluble material from your swimming pool and/or spa water.
Filters are universal in pool systems and are linked to the circulation system along with the motors and pumps.
Pool filters use a variety of means of filtering water. Some being sand, paper cartridges, and diatomaceous earth.
Referring sand filters, are generally easy to operate, have inexpensive filter media (sand) and include a general design most pool professionals are familiar with.
So what are the best pool sand filters in South Africa currently? Here are our top 3 picks:
Aquaswim Sand filter - R 2,980.00 - R 4,460.00
The AQUASWIM range of sand filters is strong, reliable and simple to operate. It has a seamless one-piece moulded polyethylene tank, fitted complete with a smooth operating side-mounted Multiport valve.
This simplifies the process of selecting standard operating features. Important features included are non-corrosive high-flow ABS internal components and an automatic internal air relief system.
The AQUASWIM range of sand filters is fully factory tested and under normal operating conditions carries a 24-month ex-factory warranty on the tank, the Multiport valve and internal parts from the date of purchase
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Speck Badu Koi Sand Filter - R 4,699.00 - R 5,299.00
The BADU Koi sand filter is user-friendly, and simple to operate. It includes a new and unique quick-release lid for easy manual back washing and maintenance.
All the materials used for the manufacture of the BADU Koi sand filters are non-corrosive and UV resistant as well as non-toxic, for long-life satisfaction in filter operation.
Also included, is the smooth operating side-mounted multiport valve. The BADU Koi sand filter has a Roto-moulded one-piece polyethylene tank, ideal for strength and leakage prevention.
No pressure build-up can occur inside of the BADU Koi sand filter, since it has an automatic air relief system.
The BADU Koi sand filter features twelve angled free flow internal collector arms offering improved water filtration. Nature's answer to healthy fish.
The BADU Koi sand filter is fully factory tested and under normal operating conditions carries an 18-month ex-factory warranty from the date of purchase on the tank, the lid clamp ring and internal parts.
The MPV has a 12-month ex-factory warranty under normal operating conditions from the date of purchase.
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Speck Jumbo Sand Filter - R 13,895.00 - R 16,595.00
The JUMBO filter is purposefully designed for large pools such as resort pools, hotel pools, municipal pools, school pools and industrial applications.
Manufactured by Speck Pumps, this sand filter has all the features and quality that you require. The JUMBO Filter has a seamless, one-piece moulded polyethylene tank and is fitted complete with a smooth operating side mounted Multiport valve for easy selection of standard operating features.
This filter is strong, reliable and simple to operate. Beneficial features included non-corrosive high-flow ABS internal components and an automatic internal air relief system.
The JUMBO Filter is fully factory tested and under normal operating conditions carries a 24-month ex-factory warranty on the tank, the Multi-Port valve and internal parts from the date of purchase.
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People also ask:
How do I choose a sand filter for my pool?
As mentioned, there are multiple filter types and sizes to choose from. A sand pool filter works by sucking water through a filtration tank filled with sand and can either be top-mounted (less expensive) or side-mounted (easier to change the sand).
Cartridge filters can trap particles as small as 10 microns and use a replaceable filter that collects dirt and debris as it passes through.
Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) uses a fine powder that can capture particles as small as 5 microns. This is the most effective filter, but also the most expensive.
Is a bigger pool sand filter better?
Bigger is better when it comes to deciding on a filter for your pool. The chances of erring with a bigger filter are unlikely and the larger your filter is, the cleaner your pool will be. Just keep in mind that bigger filters have bigger purchase prices.