It is a direct substitute for pool filter sand that
saves you money by scavenging unwanted
ammonia from pool water and thereby reducing your
swimming pool chlorine consumption. It is a true 21st
century filter medium with both ion exchange and
superior micro-filtration properties.
Unlike ordinary filter sand, the surface of Zeolite
grains are not smooth. Zeolite grains attract and trap
extremely fine dirt particles and algae onto their
surface and not just between the grains like ordinary
sand. In practise, a Zeolite pool filter can remove 40 -
50% more physical dirt than an outdated sand filter. It
can also filter out much smaller particle sizes than
sand. This greatly improves the clarity of your pool and
gives much longer service cycles between backwash
operations. Zeolite is even able to trap the tiny cysts
of diarrhea causing cryptosporidium which are becoming a
health problem in municipal waters worldwide.
Also, unlike sand filters, Zeolite acts as a filter on
the atomic scale by absorbing ammonium ions (NH4+) from
pool water and this consequently eliminates algae. This
is due to a powerful negative charge that exists within
the Zeolite structure that attracts positively charged
cation contaminants such as ammonia and holds them
within the Zeolite structure.
Zeolite saves you money by reducing the harmful chlorine
of your swimming pool. It does this by scavenging
chlorine consuming ammonia and ammonia compounds from
the water. These unwanted chemicals rapidly use up pool
chlorine by reacting with it to produce undesirable,
odour causing chloramines.. Ammonia enters pool water
from bathers sweat and urine. Thunderstorm activity also
produces undesirable nitrates that end up in your pool
Unlike ordinary filter sand, the surface of Zeolite
grains is not smooth. Zeolite grains attract and trap
extremely fine dirt particles and algae directly onto
their surfaces and not just between the grains like
ordinary sand. You should notice a great improvement in
the water clarity of your pool after just a few hours of
changing your sand to Zeolite.
Ammonia is one of the main food sources for algae.
Zeolite removes this food source (ammonia) by a process
called ion-exchange. Zeolite scavenges and holds onto
the ammonium ions within it's crystaline structure. In
short, no more ammonia means no more algae!
Ammonia and nitrates in pool water react very rapidly
with pool chlorine to form highly undesirable
Chloramines (monochloramine and dichloramine) which
cause red and buring eyes. Zeolite is able to
effectively remove Chloramines from the pool water,
which means no more burning eyes!
The unpleasant "chlorine smell" on your skin after
bathing in chlorinated water is not caused by chlorine
at all. In fact it is caused by Chloramines. Zeolite
effectively eliminates Chloramines in the pool water and
thus eliminates unpleasant pool odours.
Zeolite is a 100% natural mineral. This mineral is used
in industry as a pollution cleanup material and has even
been used to clean up nuclear disasters. By using
Zeolite, there is a significantly reduced need to use
toxic and harmful pool chemicals to do the same job.
Also, when it is time to replace the Zeolite in your
pool filter, simply spread your old ammonia-loaded
Zeolite onto your lawn and watch your grass grow! Used
Zeolite acts as the perfect slow release fertilizer for
your lawn and flower beds! Best of all, it is completely
Zeolite removes highly toxic heavy metals such as lead
as well as some of the most dangerous radionuclides like
Caesium and Strontium. It also capable of filtering out
harmful, diarrhea causing cysts of cryptosporidium which
are becoming a problem in municipal waters. By using
Zeolite, you can help protect your family's health.
Unsaturated Zeolite never stops working. It absorbs
ammonia from your pool water on a
24 hour basis. Consequently over time, the Zeolite will
become saturated with ammonia, and needs to be
regenerated. Simply turn off your pump, unscrew the
filter top, drain out all the water and add a 10%
solution of salt and water on top of your Zeolite filter
medium. The Zeolite media should be fully submerged in
the salt solution. Leave this over night to remove all
the absorbed ammonia from the Zeolite structure. In the
morning, backwash your filter for 5 minutes to wash away
the ammonia and rinse for a further 2 minutes. Before
switching to the filter cycle, do a backwash water
A complete change of your Zeolite filter medium at least
once per year is recommended for pools with high bathing
loads. This is because oils and sun screen lotion build-up
can clog the filter medium. These oils do not wash off
with simple backwashes
Provides Superior Water Clarity
Lowers Operating Costs
Cuts Backwashing up to 50%
Reduces Chloramines, Odors and Eye Burning. Dissolved
ammonia reacts with chlorine to form chloramines which
cause eye irritation and odors in pool water. Zeolites
remove dissolved ammonium ions through ion exchange
which neither sand nor DE filters can provide.
Sand filters remove particles down from 100 to 40
microns in size. Zeolite filters remove particles down
to 3 microns, which is equivalent to a DE filter. Dead
skin and blood cells are smaller than 9 microns and
cannot be trapped with sand or cartridge filters.
Environmentally Safe, All Natural
Zeolite is a non-leaching, antimicrobial, and will
remove over 90% of viruses, bacteria, algae, and
cryptosporidium from your pool. Zeolite reduces eye
irritation. In addition to filtering skin and blood
cells, Zeolite also absorbs chloromines, nitrates,
ammonia phosphates, iron, manganese and filters giardia
cyst and 75% of the bacteria known to man. Zeolite is
used to remove nitrogen, certain organic hydrocarbons,
and toxic cations such as silver, mercury, nickel,
chrome, cobalt, antimony, arsenic and others.
Reduction in Backwashing Frequency Conserves Make-up
Reduced Backwash Water Saves Sewer Costs
Lower Make-up Water Requirements Reduce Heating Costs
and Chemical Adjustments.
Reduced Pressure Drop Through the Filter Saves
Circulating Pump Power.
Chemical Demand and Need for Superchlorination is
Labor Costs are Reduced by Additional Time Saved.