Three Reasons to Buy a Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filter


Your customers come to you to find out the top pool filtration medium to get their pool crystal clear and healthy. Common choices include sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth. Today, we’re going to take a look at why a diatomaceous earth pool filter is the best option for home and commercial pools.

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is the naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms, which are single-celled algae. This mineral has a small particle size, high porosity, and a crystalline structure, making it an excellent filtration medium for many applications, including pool water.

Three Reasons to Choose a Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filter

It Provides Maximum Clarity.

When comparing pool filter media options, it comes down to a tiny measurement called microns. Your naked eye can see down to about 35 Microns. Diatomaceous earth filters your pool to three to five microns. Your pool won’t just be cleaner; it will look it too! For comparison:

  • Diatomaceous earth: three to five microns
  • Sand: 20 to 100 microns
  • Cartridge: 25 to 100 microns

Diatomaceous earth is the crystal clear winner in this category.

It Makes Your Pool Healthier.

Pools are filled with bacteria, dirt, and other foreign matter that can make you sick. Bacteria, for example, ranges between .2 and 10 microns. Filtering at three-to-five microns, DE can catch a good portion of bacteria. Because sand filters filter down to 20 microns and cartridge filters only filter down to 25 microns, both the other top choices leave unhealthy bacteria in your pool.

It’s All Natural.

Chemicals have their place, but do you want to swim in an excessive amount? A diatomaceous pool filter can minimize the need for chemicals because the mechanical process is so thorough. Here’s how it works:

  • Add DE Swim Pool Powder to your skimmer. It dissolves in the pipe on its way to the filter tank.
  • The powder stops at the grids that are covered with a woven, polyester-type fabric.
  • DE coats the fine mesh-covered grid.
  • Your pool water passes through the powder first, then the fabric-covered grid.
  • The diatomaceous earth filters out dirt and bacteria, creating a cake/coating on the mesh.

We Supply Diatomaceous Earth for Pool Filters.

And have been for decades. As the old adage goes, “Dicalite swimming pool filter powder keeps pool water drinking pure: actually cleaner than city water!” Our Swimming Pool Filter Powder meets our high standards, and we know it will meet your customers’, too. Call us today at 866-728-3303 for a free sample.

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