Activated Filter Media – A Filter Media Change For The Future

May 30, 2019 | Pool Advice

Activated Filter Media

Here we explain what activated filter media is and why it is a great choice for your pool filtration system. The filter media is responsible for removing dirt and debris from your swimming pool. As it ages the media deteriorates and eventually reaches a point where it needs to be replaced. Replacing the media in your filter is considered routine maintenance and should be completed on a regular/scheduled basis.

We recommend and use Activated Filter Media. AFM® is the world’s best filter media and the manufacturers have the evidence to prove it. It is a fully bio-resistant filter media providing:

  • Crystal clear water
  • Healthy air with less chlorine smell
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Sustainable filtration for many years

Activated Filter Media - Bacterial Resitance

AFM® is a direct replacement for sand that can be installed in all types of sand filters without modification. Standard sand or glass filter media should be cleaned twice a year and changed every 5-7 years. Because biofilm does not grow on AFM®, it doesn’t require cleaning plus you can expect AFM® to last at least 10 years or even more!

Learn more about Activated Filter Media (PDF).

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