Eco Glass Filter Media is suitable for both commercial and residential filters and doesn't degrade so therefore has a longer life span and may not need changing even when the filters are due for refurbishment.
Eco Glass Filter Media as it stands for is one of the latest products to hit the UK swimming pool market.
For many years there have been different types of filter media for use in swimming pool sand filters ranging from volcanic rock to simple silica sand.
Eco Glass Filter Media is simply made from recycled glass and was brought to us about a year ago. It has massive benefits over silica sand which are as follows:
•Silica sand is in ever decreasing availability due to finite resources
•Increased efficiency due to it having consistent angular and sub-angular shape and being more permeable and non porous compared with sand
•Cleaner – the glass lacks the imperfections such as cracks and flaws which normally allow bacteria and nasties to get trapped and breed in sand therefore staying cleaner itself and rejecting more on backwash.
•Less media required in the sand filter by around 10-15%
•Eco Glass Filter Media has a life-cycle which is longer than your filter will last so saves the dreaded filter sand change every couple of years (and cost!).
•Lower chemical levels required in the pool water.
•70% less backwash required.
Eco Glass Filter Media is priced higher than silica sand but its qualities are far superior to the silica sand and over the course of just two sand changes it will have saved you money.
* For item to be delivered, carriage is charged at £5 per 25kg bag