Zelbrite, for Outstanding Swimming Pool Filtration

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".

Exceptional Filtration Capability


Zelbrite internal structure

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.

Benefits to the user

Health/Aesthetic:
Dramatically reduced pool odour and eye and skin irritation form marked reduction of chloramine formation Superior water quality resulting from additional surface capture of contaminants and chemical capture by cation-exchange Superior water quality enhances the effectiveness of disinfection to eradicate micro-organisms (bugs)
Environmental:
Greater dirt-holding capacity results in less frequent backwashing with savings in power and less discharge of backwash water to the environment. The "buffering" capacity and cation-exchange capabilities result in more efficient use of chlorine and reduction of chemicals used for pH control
Economic:
Savings from significant reduction in chemical addition Savings in power due to less backwashing and lower pump head due to lighter filtration material

Zelbrite is a new and exciting product which offers significant advances in the art of pool and spa filtration.

The Zelbrite advanced media offers the performance of diatomaceous earth, or better, with the convenience of a sand filter. The ultimate benefit for the user is a superior swimming-pool water environment which is both safer and more pleasant to swim in.

Zelbrite - superior water quality unmatched by traditional methods of pool filtration.
 


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