ZeoPlus is a naturally occuring mineral rock, found in areas where there has been historic volcanic activity. Its microporous structure and ammonia removal properties will significantly improve the quality of your swimming pool water.
Waterco conducted the following tests on Zeoplus/ Garnet's
filtration and ammonium adsorption capabilities:
Filtration Effectiveness below 5 microns
The combination of Zeoplus and Garnet produces a filter bed capable of filtering particles between 5 and 10 microns.
|Product From||Red Angular Grit|
|Hardness||4.5 - 5.0 Mohs|
|Product Size||1.0mm - 2.2mm|
|Product Particles Size||Cubic to blocky|
|ROM ore||Coarse grained, altered vitriv, ash-fall tuff|
|Geological||Carboniferous (Cira 300 million years old)|
|Main Zeoplus Minerals||Mordenite and Clinoptilolite|
|Density||Approx 1100 kg/m3|
|Specific Gravity||2.2 / 2.3|
|Ammonia Exchange Capacity||Around 65-79 meq/100g|
Please Note : Zeoplus is less effective in ammonia removal in saltwater pools than in freshwater pools.
|Hardness||7.5 - 8 Mohs||Density||Approx. 2400 kg/m3|
|Particle Size||0.2 - 0.6mm||Specific Gravity||4.1|
Superior Filtration plus Ammonium Reduction
Waterco has devised a filter bed of Zeoplus and Garnet able to achieve effective filtration down to 5 microns with the added benefit of Ammonium adsorption. Garnet (0.2 - 0.6mm) is the means to very fine filtration. However, a filter bed entirely made up of Garnet (specific gravity 4.0) would result in increased head loss, backwash flow rates and a decreased service run. Therefore a lighter (specific gravity
2.4) and coarser (1 - 2.2mm) upper layer of Zeoplus is implemented to lower head loss, backwash flow rates and extend the service run.
Superior Depth Filtration
Glass Pearls operate on the basis of "depth filtration" dirt is driven through the filter bed and trapped in minute spaces between the particles of filter media allowing the cleansed water to pass through.