Pool Filters, Which is right for me?

Aqua-Blue Pools, Spas & Bath Fixtures offers the very latest in pool filter technology ensuring your inground or aboveground pool water is clear and clean. Our filters' simplistic operation and low maintenance requirements set new standards for performance, value and dependability. Molded of tough, durable, colorfast reinforced thermo-plastic. Hayward filters deliver reliable, all-weather performance with minimal care. Listed below are several of the industries top selling filters, let us help decide which system is best for you and your pool.

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There are four popular methods of Swimming Pool filtration – Sand, Cartridge, Diatomaceous Earth (D.E) and Zeobrite.

Average Filtration | 28 Microns

Pool Sand Filters

Sand Filters are the most commonly used filters for cleaning swimming pools, because of the ease of backwashing or cleaning the filter. In this method, impurities are extracted from the water utilizing sand to collect and attract the debris. Sand filters must be backwashed (running it in reverse) to unload the water waste. This is a manual process that must be performed every few weeks. Sand filters trap debris as small as 20 to 40 microns. Zeo-Brite has now become avaliable in Canada which can be used in a sand filter. Zeo-Brite filters out particles from 3-5 microns in size, resulting in a cleaner pool. For more information on this product see below or call Aqua-Blue Pools, Spas & Bath Fixtures


Average Filtration | 20 Microns

Pool Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters have a greater surface area than sand filters and are designed to run at lower pressure which puts less backpressure on the pump, providing more flow and turnover. Cartridge filters should be cleaned at least once or twice a season, by simply hosing them off. Depending on bather load and condition of water it may be necessary to clean and rinse them on a more regular basis. Cartridge element filters trap debris as small as 15 to 20 microns.


Average Filtration | 3-5 Microns

D.E. Pool Filters

Diatomaceous earth is mined and is the fossilized exoskeletons of tiny diatoms. They are used to coat "grids" in the filter housing and act as tiny sieves allowing for the removal of debris as small as 5 microns. Once the pressure rises, the filter is backwashed just like a sand filter and then "recharged" with more DE powder. DE filters trap debris as small as 2 - 5 microns.


Average Filtration | 3-5 Microns


Zeolite is a naturally occurring mineral formed millions of years ago.Viewed under an electron microscope, the granules reveal void spaces as small as 3 microns. Small particles of clay and silt suspended in water are trapped in the void spaces. Molecular sieving occurs when water contaminants such as ammonia and chloramines are adsorbed and chemically locked onto the zeolite granules.The combination of physical entrapment of fine particles and molecular sieving of contaminants makes zeolite a superb water filtration media and produces superior water clarity compared to regular sand media.

Zeobrite® lasts just as long as sand and when it’s finally time for replacement, Zeobrite® can be mixed into your garden soil or spread over your lawn as a natural soil enhancer.


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Waterco’s award winning MultiCyclone is a brilliant pre-filtration device that works on the basis of centrifugal water filtration and is designed with no moving parts and no filter media to clean or replace.


Minimises filter maintenance and saves water
No filter media to clean or replace
Suitable for new and existing installations
2 year warranty



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