Consider Using Sand Filtration to Keep Your Swimming Pool Clean

Having a swimming pool is a nice luxury although there is still a lot of work involved with maintaining it correctly. One older lady I know purchased a lovely home complete with lavish swimming pool and promptly had the pool removed and filled in, because she didn’t want the hassle of trying to maintain it. However, if you have a pool and plan to keep it, or you move into a property that has one, you will need to learn all there is to know about upkeep in order to keep your investment clean and usable. One of the most important aspects of maintaining your pool is filtering the water on a regular basis and there are three different types of filtration systems to choose from. Of to three different types, one of the most effective is the sand filtration system.

Sand filtration offers many benefits. These filters are inexpensive, easy to clean, very efficient, and can last as long as 7 years before needing replacement. The type of sand that you find on beaches isn’t the type of sand that is used in this type of filtration system. Instead, a special grade of 20 sand will be used. This type of sand is used to fill concrete, metal, and fiberglass tanks. This type of filtration system uses gravity to its advantage since substances will be filtered through the sand layer before being routed into pipes located at the bottom of the type.

After the water has passed through sand, it will become safety use again. Although sand particles are only 40 – 45 mm in size, they have sharp edges which catch debris as it passes through. Amazingly, this type of filter improves with use. Upon initial installation, the system will only be capable of catching larger particles, that it will become capable of catching smaller contaminants as time goes on. Sooner or later, the sand used in this type of filtration system will need to be replaced with fresh sand because the sharp edges will become smooth over time.

Backwashing of the filter will need to be done on an occasional basis also. Backwashing helps increase the length of time before you need to replace the sand because it helps remove many of the particulates that are clogging it up. Backwashing the filters should be done every two or three weeks if you use the pool on a moderate basis. If you use your pool on a more frequent basis, then it would need to be done much more often. Doc No. 34Sdlhgsdl -sds

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