NSF, Micron Pours, Perla discussed on Pool Pro Podcast
So there is good cartridge filter technology, but that's not what you're gonNA. See in swimming pool. We're going to have you know. Thirty Micron Pours, and we're going to have particles that are one to five microns, and that's GonNa that's GonNa make them work. Okay for clarity and do nothing for the for the. Pathogens. And that can cause disease outbreaks the filters D. is kind of hard to dispose of so I'm GonNa. Talk about the filters Pearland filters because you can use Perla a in a filter and just say that you know it's probably the. The the easiest one to get to work properly of the three because you can, you can change the that you put in. You can change the amount of the, and you can change the way you operate it design it, so it's probably the most amenable to doing good pathogen removal and pools, but if you follow NSF guidelines it probably won't work worth a damn. and. You also need to operate improperly or the or the media fall off and leave. kinda holes in the filter, so there's a lot of problems with pool filters and and I'm sure we'll circle back to these more detail, but just just trying to get everybody's attention. Would like to do as maybe we could take each one of these filters individually, but the one thing I'll say that that I agree with you is. In our education. filtration is exactly. That what you described. It's used for water clarity with US chlorine supplemental sanitizers now like ozone UvA okay. those are the the main tools for killing in removing pathogens for the from the water, and and the the filtration is really just about clarity in in the water, and so what I'm hearing you saying is that we could be doing a lot more with full filtration. Yeah absolutely we can. We can filter pools correctly I mean we can do a much better job of of removing pathogens, because the simple truth is, every pool has a filter. Every pool doesn't have an ozone system. You know every doesn't have you the system. You know until they do we should probably try to make filters work and that's. That's my my thinking anyway. So the cartridge filters that we have available to and the other thing that I will say I. Haven't been around fifty years, but I read on thirty years and the filtration technology. Really even the filters themselves haven't changed much the pretty much. The same models that were available when I started in the business are what we're using now. There hasn't been much in the way of advancements. Yeah. Filtration has come a long way You know it's just that the pool industry hasn't embraced it. I mean if you look at the NSF standards which these filters are kind of tested and and regulated by I mean twenty twenty seven percent performance is all thereafter, so if the filter can get you know twenty two percent removal of large particles five times, you know passes NSF..