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What are the pros and cons and differences between sand and D. E. pool filters?

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2015-07-17 17:57:42
2015-07-17 17:57:42

Gayle- There are basicly 3 types of filters. Sand, Cartridge, and D.E. filter. Differences being numerous, but in a nut shell is the ease of maintence and care and the size micron of particle they will filter out of the water. With that said sand is the easist to maintain regularly but, cart., and DE filters filter out smaller particles. DE filter out the smallest particle but, with the most difficult to maintain and repair etc. Hope this all helps, Mystic Waters Inc. GA

There's a relatively new filter medium available called zeolite, which is a volcanic sand rather than the usual silica sand. Because each grain of zeolite has one hundred times the surface area of a grain of sand, zeolite used in a sand filter filters almost as effectively as a D.E. filter while being much easier to maintain. I'd absolutely recommend that you look into zeolite before buying a D.E. filter.

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