What is up ePoolSupply supporters! Back here today with you all to go over another What’s in The Box product manufactured by our beloved friends at Pentair. They make in our opinion the finest and most reliable pool equipment on the market, and I would love to discuss one in particular that sets the industry standard. Now I’m sure you all are familiar with pool filters and how they operate as well as the different options out there but today we will be talking about one as it pertains to sand. It goes by the name of the Pentair Triton II Side Mount Fiberglass Sand Filter (part # 140210).
What Is a Triton II Side Mount Sand Filter?
Well obviously, this is a unit that helps filter out any dirt or debris that would otherwise cause your pool to be dirty. Pentair applied a unique process to create these filters by forming them with a fiberglass reinforced tank with a UV-resistant surface for years of unequaled strength and durability. This unique method locks in the fiberglass preventing the fibers from blooming under harsh conditions especially like the ones we deal with out here in Arizona (AKA extreme heat). The heavy-duty closure provides easy access for inspection by either your pool guy or yourself. The pressure gauge is easy to read while also providing an air relief valve. Instant access can be obtained to the sand and all of its internal parts while the internal air bleed automatically prevents any unwanted air pockets. The combination of sand and water drain makes servicing and winterizing fast and easy for everyone.
What Is a Sand Filter?
Sand filters use sand to filter dirt and organisms from your pool water. They filter particles that range from 20-40 microns and when talking about filters in general that would be at the bottom of the totem pole. You can also use glass media in place of the sand which will help bring those numbers down and provide better water clarity. Once the debris is at capacity or full, the pressure inside the filter increases. This is an indication that you need to backwash the filter. In short, backwashing is simply running the water inside the filter in a reverse direction. With the help of your multiport valve (which is not included with the purchase of this filter), you can easily switch valve positions from filter to backwash. However, be wary because backwashing can also create other pool-related issues. if you continually backwash your pool, you can disrupt your water chemistry and affect the water levels. After backwashing your pool, you might find yourself rebalancing and refilling your pool. As a result, you most certainly will spend more money on chemicals and water.
For easy access with a built-in pressure relief valve, making inspection and maintenance faster and easier.
GlasLok process one-piece fiberglass-reinforced tank
UV-resistant surface finish for years of dependable, corrosion-resistant, unequaled strength and durability
Threaded internal parts
For ease of maintenance.
Swing-away water diffuser
Allows instant access to sand and all internal parts.
Combination sand-and-water drain
Speeds servicing and winterizing.
Flow system design
Controls filtration quality and helps ensure maximum run times between backwashing to save you time.
Time-proven internal design
Ensures that all water receives maximum filtration for crystal-clear results.
Overall, The Triton II Filter is the result of over 40 years of product evolution and refinement. It has set the industry standard for effectiveness, efficiency, long runs between service, and years of dependable, low-maintenance operation. Besides its filtration performance, the Triton II Filter delivers a level of dependability and ease of operation and maintenance. They recommend using standard #20 Silica Sand which can be found at most hardware retail store locations. This is the trade model version of this filter so it can only be purchased in-store and professionally installed to qualify for the standard 2-year warranty provided by Pentair (which we are a qualified online/instore retailer here in Arizona). I hope I provided you with enough information to make an educated decision on whether this product fits your wants and or needs and if not please don’t hesitate to reach out as we are always just a click or a phone call away. As always, thank you all so much for reading, and be sure to watch the video below to see the items in action.