our clients reduce maintenance cycle frequency
in pools, spas, and related equipment due to a direct result of the
improved flocculation effect the unit provides. Because the
filtered particles form floc, they stay closer to the top of the filter.
In doing so, the particles do not impede the flow of water through the
filter because they form as spherical mass, which allows the water to
flow freely past.
Typically, back-wash cycles can be extended to four weeks or more.
We suggest performing backwashes at this point, before the floc can
disassociate and break down once again. Automatic backwashing
equipment should be operated on a time schedule rather than by pressure
sensors, else the system may not backwash for months.
The savings due to decreased backwash cycles can be quite
- Less water is consumed and sent to the drain
- Less water needs to be reheated
- Less water needs to be chemically treated
- Less labor time is involved in maintaining the equipment
With all these factors in mind, it can be evidenced that maintenance
cost can directly be reduced by up to 2/3rds of the amount typically
spent on maintaining this type of equipment.