DE filters are the most effective form of domestic pool filtration available, guaranteeing the ultimate in pool water clarity.
The secret behind the effectiveness of DE filters is the filter media itself. Water passes through extremely fine, highly porous Diatomaceous Earth (DE) which filters out the finest particles. Diatomaceous earth is a porous powder with microscopic openings, that, when magnified, look like tiny sponges. Clear water can pass through these openings, but particles, as small as one to three microns, are trapped during the first pass through the media. D.E. filters have internal elements that become coated with D.E. It is this 'filter cake' that strains dirt, dust, algae, and some forms of bacteria from the water.
- Air bleed valve
- Pressure gauge
- High pressure capacity tank
- Hand-release clamp for easy maintenance
- Complete filter septum
- Control valve
- Sight glass
- Long-lasting smooth poly-propylene fabric ensuring lower start-up pressures and longer filter cycles
- Sturdy support base
- Non-binding polypropylene grids
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Made from specially engineered polymers, the Fulflo DE filter's outer casing is capable of withstanding the highest pressures your pool is likely to provide. It also has a unique and convenient split ring design for easy cleaning. The heart of the Fulflo DE filter is the septum, comprising 10 polypropylene covered grids. These grids are spaced far enough apart to prevent the DE clogging while still allowing backwashing to be 100% effective.
The Fulflo DE Filter's split tank design incorporates an easy to use clamp that requires no additional tools for simple cartridge removal and replacement, allowing for quick access to the filter cartridge without disturbing the piping and connections. The long-lasting smooth poly-propylene fabric used in the filters ensures lower start-up pressures and longer filter cycles. DE is renowned for its nonbinding properties which help in the backwashing, thus the poly-propylene grids can be rejuvenated even if the filter has been neglected.
Pool water free from debris and other contaminants is important for maintaining swimmers' health and safety, not to mention happiness. But the type of filter you need can differ depending on your filtration needs, financial situation and willingness to put time and effort into maintenance. Plus the quality of filtration depends on the size of the filter media; the finer the media, the higher the purity of water achieved.
How it works:
Cartridge filters typically use four cylindrical accordion pleated filters to trap anything larger than 30 microns, traditionally making them a higher filtration level than sand filters. However, this option can come with some extra costs and maintenance.
No need for backwashing, no backwash line is required
- Generally requires less space for installation
- As no backwashing is required, requires less water for maintenance, more environmentally friendly than other kinds of filters
Unlike other filters, there's no provision for backwashing; when the cartridge is clogged, it must be removed for cleaning
- Needs to be disassembled and cleaned
- Cartridges may need to be replaced more regularly than filter media, depending on level of use and care