► Regenerating Zeobrite Filter Media?
Thanks for all the great info on your site! We just replaced our sand in our filter with Zeobrite media. The immediate improvement in water clarity was amazing! I am wondering if there is anything we need to do different with pool care, chemicals, etc now that we are using this. Each spring when we open our pool, we use a super floc. (we have a mesh security cover). Will we still be able to use this or would that not be advisable now with the Zeobrite. Just asking to be prepared for next year. Also should we still be using a clarifier weekly, as we have been for the past several years. We have read that the Zeobrite needs to be regenerated with salt water solution. How often is that necessary? Thanks again for the service you provide.
You should find less need to use clarifiers because of the improved filtration. If it necessary to regenerate zeolites at least once a season, in outdoor, residential pools. Zeobrite help remove chloramines from the pool water and regeneration restores the ability of the filter media to perform this important function. Individual pool circumstances can vary greatly and regeneration should be considered, whenever shock treatment to control the combined chlorine level becomes more frequent. Regenerate as follows:
1. Drain the existing water from the filter, then close the inlet and outlet valves.
2. Mix the salt solution, 3 pounds of salt in five gallons of water, in a plastic container.
3. Open the filter vessel and pour the salt solution to completely cover the Zeobrite filter media.
4. Allow the salt solution to stand in the media bed for a minimum of four hours.
5. Backwash the salt solution out the discharge drain with a backwash cycle.
6. Resume normal filtration of the pool water.
If you have ever given thought about getting a salt chlorine generator, you might be interested to know that it will totally eliminate the need to regenerate the zeolite media. I hope that the information will prove helpful.
Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 6/16/2004