New advances in pool water filtration have led some companies to use a Zeolite media bed in their filtration systems. Today Zeolite pool filters are among the most energy efficient and advanced swimming pool filters in the industry. Zeolite is a natural mineral formed millions of years ago in volcanic ash flows that settled in seas and lakes. It is the world’s only mineral with a naturally occurring negative charge, so it locks and holds positive ions like dirt, debris and particulate much smaller than the naked eye.The negative charge and dense structure means Zeolite pool filters can absorb a variety of environmental contaminants like sodium, potassium, barium, calcium, and positively charged groups like ammonia. With a filtration area of about 1,000 times greater than sand media beds, swimming pool filters with Zeolite can remove the most difficult contaminants as small as two to three microns, including chloramines.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a significant percentage of material sold as Zeolite Pool Filter Media is actually ground volcanic tuff that contains only a small amount of Zeolite m
Swimming pool filters with Zeolite are some of the most advanced filtration systems today, all because of an ancient mineral. Zeolite may be old, but it’s the perfect media bed for a pool filter because it recognizes and discriminates between absorbed molecules. Pool filters with Zeolite are the only filters that can attract and retain unwanted waterborne chemicals like ammonia and chloramines.
Because these filters are able to filter out the smallest contaminants, they offer superior water clarity. But this is just one advantage over traditional filters. Its high porosity and negative charge allows Zeolite filters to completely remove dissolved ammonia, chloramines, and some viruses, bacteria and algae. These filters require less backwashing, which means maintenance time is significantly reduced. Beyond less maintenance time spent, Zeolite filters are designed for energy efficiency, and are able to run using lower watts without sacrificing flow rates. If you need a filter that is low maintenance, natural, highly effective and energy efficient, a Zeolite pool filter is the best option.