Swimming pools are becoming an identity of most of the modern homes with a lot of people considering adding a poll in their mortgage budgets to enjoy a swimming experience at their homestead. The idea of swimming pool is undoubtedly the best for a home as it gives homeowners a choice to enjoy swimming at their homestead without having to swim in big numbers at the public pools.
However, swimming pools require constant maintenance routines to make it safe for swimming at all the time. Use of filters is one of the maintenance systems that are fitted in swimming pools to ensure that the water is clean and safe for swimming. Naturally, water pools are always open and exposed to the environment where dust and soil particles find their way into the pool in some ways. The swimmers would also be part of the sources of solid particles entering the pools. If there are no mechanisms to filter these solid minute particles, the pool may become cloudy and unsafe for swimmers.
Sand filters are the most basic filtering systems that most people use in swimming pools to capture any soil and other solid particles in the pool. Sand filters are optimal for big pools as they do not clog often meaning that they have low maintenance needs serving for an extended time without issues. The water pump in the pools sucks water and draws it through a sand tank where the solid particles are trapped in between the sand particles in the tank and have clean water free off solid particles leaving the sand tank back to the swimming pool. A pool filter acts as the human kidney where the fluid is passed through the organ and is screened to have non wanted products filtered out of the system.
The primary sand used in most sand filters would be #20 silica sand. These particles have rough edges which help in trapping the solid particles. However, there are some other tangible media that is ideal for use in the filters. Some of them are zeosand and filterglass. Zeosand is made from zeolite. You will need half as much as silica sand by weight for the Zeosand. This medium traps even smaller particles than silica sand from its natural crystalline structure. Zeosand lifespans are as of that of silica sand which should be somewhere around five years. This means that you will enjoy a clear pool for an extended time without the need to backwash your filter often.
The following are the benefits of sand filters for pools.
(a) Low costs of installation and maintenance.
(b) Easier maintenance
(c) Last long and does not need much backwashing of the pools.
(d) Filtration efficiency can be boosted by adding other mediums.
by Jaxonturner3 on 2020-11-25 12:35:18