Backwashing is a form of preventive maintenance so that the filter media can be reused. As the name suggests, backwashing involves reversing the flow of water through
your filter media, be it AFM, sand, glass pearls or diatomaceous earth (DE). This dislodges dirt and debris that may have become trapped, and flushes it out through your multiport valve to waste.
An ecosystem (or ecological system) is a large community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in a particular area. … Ecosystems are of any size, but usually they are in particular places. Each ecosystem has its own community.
Sustainable water management is the ability to meet the water needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. … Water sustainability also means effective and holistic management of water resources.
Also called a Settling, Clarifier or Decanting area, component of a modern system of water supply or wasted water treatment. A sedimentation tank allows suspended particles to
settle out of water or wasted water as it flows slowly through the tank, thereby providing some degree of purification.
Transparent, translucent, means capable of being seen through. clear implies absence of cloudiness, haziness, or muddiness. Clear water transparent implies being so clear that objects can be seen distinctly.
a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized framework or method.
The U.S. population has doubled over the past 50 years, while our thirst for clean water has tripled. With at least 40 states anticipating water shortages by 2024, as the EPA strives to integrate water management practices, the need to conserve water is critical.
A study was prepared In 2010, for the California Urban Water Conservation Council that looked at the number of ways that water is lost from pools, including evaporation, leaks, splash-out and equipment operation. It referred to filter backwashing as;
Each year, billions of gallons of water are backwashed out of sand filtered swimming pools and seeps into sensitive farmland groundwater aquifers, waterways and oceans. Dumping all that fresh and treated water on the ground is disappointing, a waste and has a detrimental effect on the environment.
The BeST Clear System meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s BMPs (Best Management Practices) by Recycling cleared backwash water through a method already used for water sustainability in South Africa and Australia, where it has earned the Smart Approved watermark.
The BeST Clear System saves (per pool) thousands of gallons of water cleaning media filters per year, by preventing backwash wasted water from heading down the street to storm drains, which leads to the rivers, lakes, and eventually the ocean.
The BeST Clear System will protect our sensitive groundwater aquifers, waterways and oceans from intrusion of chemicals like the toxic algaecide – copper sulfate, or salt, chlorine, acids and metals from a typical pool media filter backwash cleaning cycle.
The BeST Clear System works with any existing media filter, Fluidra, Pentair, Hayward, or Waterway etc.
To put it in the simplest of terms, The BeST Clear System actually works on the same ancient principle of decanting wine. Wine would be poured into a glass decanter or barrel, then the sediments would settle to the bottom. The BeST Clear System applies the same concept, but with water instead of wine!
Once a week or two manually or digitally, a controlled actuator rotates the backwash valve, adjusts the pump speed and the pool water starts reversing out of the filter. The dirt laden turbid water fills The BeST Clear System flushed from the filter. The water is then held in the Best Clear System for 7 to 14 days or until the next cleaning cycle is needed but a min of 24 hours. This allows the sediments and particles to settle to the bottom of the tank. The water in the upper 85% of the tank clears and is recirculated back through the filter (recommended usage of AFM media) where it’s fine cleaned then returned to the pool. With automation you can control the system to clear and clean automatically, or it can be operated manually for the budget minded. The simplified cleaning of filtration results in a consistently crystal clear, healthy, sparkling pool.
97% percent of all water on the earth is salt water, which is not suitable for drinking, and only 3% of water on Earth is freshwater, that only 0.5% is available for drinking. The other 2.5% of freshwater is locked in ice caps, glaciers, the atmosphere, soil, or under the earth’s surface, or is too polluted for consumption.
A study was prepared in 2010 for the California Urban Water Conservation Council that looked at the number of ways that water is lost from pools, including evaporation, leaks, splash-out and equipment operation.
It referred to filter backwashing as
“One of the largest single uses of water by pools.”