Pool Filters

New Product - LA-CO <em>Slic-Tite</em> Thread Sealer - 240ml

LA-CO Slic-Tite Thread Sealer - 240ml

The Amazing Slic-Tite - used for threaded pipes carrying hot or cold water, perfect for swimming pool threads.

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New Product - Astral NanoFiber Pool Filters

Astral NanoFiber Pool Filters

The self-cleaning NanoFiber filter for pools of up to 90 m, is not a traditional cartridge filter. The difference lies in ...

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Bosta Mega Filter & Pump Combo

The Bosta Mega Filtration systems are constructed by the latest engineering technology. Fibreglass reinforced tank with unequalled strength and durability.

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UKPS Sand Filter & Pump Packs

These filter & pump skid packs are the perfect way to restore cost effective filtration in an above ground or inground ...

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Waterco Multicyclone Swimming Pool Filter

MultiCyclone is a pre-filtration device that is capable of saving water and reducing filter maintenance. The MultiCyclone works on the basis ...

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Waterco Multicyclone Plus & Ultra Pool Filters

Multicyclone Plus & Ultra eliminates the need for a sand filter or secondary cartridge filter. It is simply plumbed in after ...

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Superpool Side Mount Sand Filter

Superpool side mount filters offer amazing quality & reliability with the pedigree that Superpool products bring. Standard side mount filters with ...

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Pentair Azur Filter Pump Combination

The Pentair Azur Filter Pump Combination incorporates a unique blow-moulded process which creates a one piece, non-corrosive tank of unequalled strength ...

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Tagelus Swimming Pool Filter

The Pentair Tagelus swimming pool sand filter is unique, apatented process creates a one-piece fiberglass reinforced tank with superior strength and ...

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Triton Swimming Pool Filter

The Pentair Triton swimming pool sand filter is the original and still the industry standard.

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Triton II Swimming Pool Clearpro Filter

Pentair Triton II pool sand filter is the result of over 40 years of product evolution and refinement. The standard for ...

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Lacron Side Mount Swimming Pool Filter

Lacrons LSR side mount fi lter range is ideal for permanent in ground residential swimming pools. The main tank structure is ...

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Tagelus & Azur Multiport Valves in 1.5" & 2" Models

Tagelus & Azur Multiport Valves in 1.5" & 2" Models - these complete valves are a one for one swap for ...

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Triton Multiport Valves in 1.5" & 2" Models

Triton Multiport Valves in 1.5" & 2" Models - these complete valves are a one for one swap for all Triton ...

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Lacron Side Mount Filter Common Spares

Lacron Side Mount Filter Common Spares - Please see our Pdf download section for an exploded parts diagram if you are ...

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Midas All Port 1.5" Multiport Valve

Midas All Port 1.5" Multiport Valve - these valves are a universal style design which will fit most side mount filters ...

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Sand Filter Pressure Gauges

Replacement brass threaded & plastic threaded pressure gauges for all common sand filters.

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Swimming Pool Filter Sand

This filter media is a high grade 16/32 filtration sand. It has a general life cycle of between 2-5 years, we ...

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Swimming Pool Pea Gravel

Pea Gravel is more common in commercial pool and spa filters due to the higher bather load & greater requirement for ...

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Zeoclere 30 Filter Media

Switching from sand to Zeoclere 30 in swimming pool filters will reduce chemical use by up to 30%, save on water ...

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Swimming Pool Glass Filter Media

Glass filter media is a direct replacement for Silica Sand, requires 10% less media than sand and as it is made ...

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Swimming Pool Lay Flat Backwash Hose

Swimming Pool Lay Flat Backwash Hose 1.5" Diameter - Re-inforced top quality backwash hose, is also ideal for use with submersible ...

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Swimming Pool Filter


Your swimming pool filter is another very important component of your swimming pool and as such your filter choice is very important to the smooth, clean and healthy operation of your swimming pool. It works by trapping debris and dirt particles, returning cleaned water back through your pool filtrations system via your pool pump. Smaller pools will have a cartridge filter working in much the same way as a sand filter the paper will trap the dirt and debris allow cleaned water to pass through the other side of the pool filter and then be distributed throughout your swimming pool.



Swimming Pool Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters don't last too long and rather than rinsing or cleaning it is best to replace the filter cartridge with a new filter cartridge when required to do so.



Pressure Fed Water Filters

A pressure-fed filter is typically placed in line immediately after the water pump. The filter typically contains a media such as graded sand (called '16/30 Filter Media' in the UK system of grading the size of sand by sifting through a fine brass-wire mesh of 14 to the inch to 24 to the inch). A pressure fed sand filter is termed a 'High Rate' sand filter, and will generally filter turbid water down to 10 micrometers in size. The rapid sand filter type are periodically 'back washed' as contaminants reduce water flow and increase back pressure. Indicated by a pressure gauge on the pressure side of the filter reaching into the 'red line' area, the pool owner is alerted to the need to 'backwash' the unit. The sand in the filter will typically last five to seven years before all the "rough edges" are worn off and the more tightly packed sand no longer works as intended. Recommended filtration for public/commercial pools are 1 ton sand per 100,000 litres water.



Introduced in the early 1900s was another type of sand filter; the 'Rapid Sand' filter, whereby water was pumped into the top of a large volume tank (3' 0" or more cube) containing filter grade sand, and returning to the pool through a pipe at the bottom of the tank. As there is no pressure inside this tank, they were also known as 'gravity filters'. These type of filters are not greatly effective, and are no longer common in home swimming pools, being replaced by the pressure-fed type filter.

If you have any further questions regarding the purchasing of a swimming pool filter, above ground or inground please contact our customer services team in the first instance who will be able to assist you in the pool filter purchase.

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