What is Zelbrite ?
Zelbrite is an advanced filtration material that outperforms the traditional pool filtration mediums of sand and Diatomaceous Earth. It is manufactured from zeolitic material which is formed as a result of volcanic activity. There are a range of different zeolitic materials produced with varying properties.
The key active ingredient in Zelbrite is the mineral clinoptilolite. Clinoptilolite has a proven scientific track record in water treatment and Zelbrite now brings these advanced filtration features which produce superior water quality and economic benefits, to the pool and spa industries.
EXCEPTIONAL FILTRATION CAPABILITY
How Zelbrite works ?
Zelbrite is manufactured to exacting standards from natural zeolitic material sourced from our mine at Werris Creek in New South Wales. This natural material was formed over 300 million years ago as a result of volcanic activity in the vicinity of a large freshwater lake. Over the passage of geological time, this material was overlain by hundreds of meters of other material giving rise to a zeolitic material of exceptional hardness and durability. In fact, a material exceptionally suited to “filtration” applications.
The active ingredient of the zeolite is “clinoptilolite”, a mineral with very special properties. These include an exceptionally high surface area, an infinitely extending three-dimensional cage-like structure with large internal pore spaces, and the ability to chemically capture pollutants by a mechanism called “cation-exchange”.
3 Mechanisms in 1 Filtration
Physical Filtration + Surface Adsorption + Chemical Capture
These properties enable three mechanisms to interact to produce superior filtration.
First there is physical capture between particles as occurs in conventional sand filtration. Secondly there is capture of pollutants onto the very extensive surface area of Zelbrite by adsorption. Chemical pollutants such as ammonia are captured by the third mechanism of cation exchange.
The result these three mechanisms working together is superior water quality not matched by traditional methods of pool filtration.
Choose Zelbrite - The Best Filtration Medium
Zelbrite vs Sand Filter vs Diatomaceous Earth
|Character||"Zelbrite" used continuously for many years||Sand used continuously for many years||Diatomaceous Earth replaced after every backwash|
|Filters To||2-3 microns||15 microns||5 microns|
|Not so convenient
Backwash to also remove unused DE
remove unused DE Operating Cost as virtually permanent medium *
as virtually permanent medium
requires regular replacement of DE
*Additional operating advantages of Less backwashing (water saving approx 30%) Less power Less pool chemicals