Sand Filter Plant
Sand filters work by allowing water to cycle through a canister that contains sand. The water flows through the sand with ease, but larger particles are unable to pass through. Once the debris and other particles have been filtered out by the sand, a pump moves the clean water back into the pool. As more debris becomes collected by the filter, the efficiency of the filter will start to increase as well; the debris will actually help to keep smaller particles from passing through the sand. In order to ensure consistency and make sure that most if not all of the debris that might be in your pool water is filtered out, sand of a specific makeup and grain size is used. Sand filters use #20 silica sand with grains that fall within the 45 to 55 millimeter range. Any sand that you buy as “pool sand” or “filter sand” will meet this standard, since it is sold specifically for use in sand pool filters.