Swimming Pool Filtration

Swimming Pool Installation

Swimming Pool Filtration

Every swimming pool requires some form of filtration and sanitation. For many swimming pools in the UK this can be as simple as a sand filter and a filter pump, however there are many upgrades that can be made to increase the efficiency of a swimming pool’s filtration.

A filtration (or plant) room should be watertight so the weather does not damage the equipment. Installation of the plant room should be ideally on a similar level, in cases where this is not possible a larger filter pump maybe required.

Each of the different types of following sanitation methods have added benefits:

UV Sanitation

Working alongside a sand filter, a UV system will disinfect water efficiently and safely by exposing the passing water to high doses of UV light. This stops the growth of mould and bacteria and keeping algae under control. It does not allow you to stop using chlorine however it will help you reduce the amount you use.

Swimming Pool UV Filter
A UV Sanitation System

Salt Chlorination

An alternative to usual chlorine based sanitation is salt chlorination. This system will use electrolysis to convert salt into chlorine ions which kills off bacteria and algae. The salt in a swimming pool can be as low as 2,500 parts per million (sea water is approximately 35,000ppm) so you will not taste or feel salt in the water or you skin.

The cover mechanism can easily be mounted in a pit behind the pool so will be virtually invisible once retracted too. The operation is automatic using a pneumatic pump to pull the cover in and out.

Zodiac TRI salt chlorinator
A Salt Water Chlorination System

MagnaPool Salt Chlorination

MagnaPool is a similar take on slat water chlorination however instead of using regular salt it uses Magnesium Salts which add an extra spa like effect to the water giving you incredible clarity of water and a much better feeling for you skin and hair. You can find out more about MagnaPool here.

Zodiac Magnapool Hydroxinator
A Magnapool Salt Chlorination System

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