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Sand Swimming Pool Filtration System

Summer is just around the corner! With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, many Americans are in the mood the get in the water. Getting your family pool ready for summer can be a daunting chore, especially when you're considering overhauling or replacing your filtration system.

Should you choose a traditional filter? An eco-friendly sand filter? What are the benefits of choosing the latter? Here, we'll tell you why you might want to consider leaving the expensive filters out of the equation this year - and why it doesn't have to mean neglecting the health and cleanliness of your family's favorite summer spot!

Great for Filtration, Both Large and Small

When searching for the perfect pool filtration system, finding one that will provide the best possible range of filtration is the highest priority. You want something that will catch large and small pollutants alike. A good sand filter can do both, keeping your pool water cleaner, longer.

Large pollutants may include:

  • Human hair
  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Insects
  • Bark
  • Twigs and other debris

Smaller pollutants include:

  • Pollen
  • Algae
  • Dirt, dust, and other particulate matter

Good-quality sand filters are capable of capturing even these smaller bits of pollution and keeping your water clean and clear - and keep foreign matter from damaging the pool or making you and your family sick.

Budget-Friendly Yet Effective

Just because a filtration method is easy on the wallet doesn’t mean it won’t work well.

This is definitely the case when it comes to sand filters. These filters as some of the most affordable and lowest maintenance on the market, yet they are also supremely effective at capturing particles as small as 20 microns.

How small is that? Approximately the size of a human white blood cell! Smaller particles can be destroyed through the supplemental use of chemicals to kill bacteria in water, as with any other type of filter. How much and how often you use these chemicals is a matter of preference. What matters most is that the large, irritating matter that can make swimming unpleasant is filtered out when you use a sand filter - and keeping it that way is typically as easy as replacing the sand in your filter every few years!

For more information about finding the perfect pool filtration system, contact the industry experts at Exceptional Water Systems.