Swimming pools often contain contaminants that are introduced from environmental sources and swimmers. The environmental contaminants include windblown dirt and debris, incoming water from unsanitary sources, rain containing microscopic algae etc. It therefore becomes imperative to install a well-maintained, properly operating pool filtration and re-circulation system.
They are Sand, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and Cartridge filters. However, out of the three major pool filters, the one that offers finest filtration available is the Diatomaceous Earth Filters. Also known as DE filters; they are usually comprised of plastic grids that look like waffles that are coated in DE or earth from ground up crustatians. They refine water down to 2-4 microns. There are 2 different types of DE filters – the vertical grid filter and the regenerative filters also known as bump filters. In both cases, the DE powder coats the elements inside, and traps the dirt as the water flows through the powder.
The advantage of using a DE filter comes in the form of its ability to filter the pool water to smallest microns and will keep the water cleaner than a sand filter or a cartridge filter. The DE filters for their proper functioning require DE grid. Different replacement grid sets are available which are as follows:-
The Pleatco PFS3672 Universal 70 Sq. Ft. DE Full Grid Set serves as a replacement to your old and worn-out DE grid. The set incorporates grids that are made using highest quality raw materials, including high-quality thread to prevent premature grid failure. Equipped with premium frame with a center tube, each DE grid creates a duct to funnel water from the outer most edges of the grid into the center and through the entire frame.
The Pleatco PFG2448 Universal Full Grid 48 Sq. Ft. DE Grid Filter serves as an efficient DE replacement filter that facilitates filtration of your swimming pool in the best possible manner. Incorporating advanced methods of construction, the filter prevents premature grid failure, courtesy the in-built thread in its design.