By now, I think most pool owners are familiar with traditional sand filters. Sand filters have been around since forever. Okay, technically not forever, but they have been around for a very long time. In fact, the first documented use of a sand filter dates back to 1804. Although sand is the most traditional type of filter, it isn’t the most efficient. There are other filter types that leave your water cleaner but at a higher price point, of course. The love-hate relationship with sand prompted pool owners to seek alternatives to pool filter sand, but one that also works with their existing sand filter. If you’re one of those pool owners who loves their sand filter but not their sand, you’re in the right place.
Before throwing out a perfectly good sand filter, we recommend you consider the alternatives to sand. Together, let’s explore the alternatives to pool filter sand and their benefits to replacing sand in your filter. (more…)