Swimming Pool Filter Aids

Imerys is the largest producer of filter aids including diatomaceous earth (D.E.) and perlite with close to 100 years of manufacturing and application expertise in the filtration business. Imerys produces and markets DE filter aids for pools under its Aqua-Cel brand and perlite filter aids for pools under its AquaPerl brand.

Aqua-Cel in Water Soluble Pouches for dust free handling

Aqua-Cel DE Pool Filter Media in Water Soluble Pouches are packaged in one pound premeasured pouches, an industry first. It allows you to drop the DE pouch directly into the skimmer without having to worry about the dust. The pouches typically dissolve after 60 seconds of being in contact with water. For durability, 12 individual water soluble pouches are packaged in a 12 pound waterproof and resealable stand up bag. This is the easiest way to add DE to your filter. Aqua-Cel can be purchased online* through our authorized distributor. 

Click here to order:  Buy Aqua-Cel Water Soluble Pouches

Here is more on the product:

  • Premeasured 1 lb. water soluble pouches with dosage guide for ease of use (no measuring, no guessing).
  • Load the pouches into the skimmer. Dissolves automatically to release filter media.
  • Dust free handling.
  • No more mess around the skimmer after backwashes. No more clean ups.
  • Packaged in a durable, resealable plastic bag that is easy to carry and to store.
  • 12 lb. bag size with 12 individual pouches for maximum flexibility to cover all filter sizes.
  • No more dusty bags with unused media at the bottom of the bag.

*Currently available for purchase in US

 

Aqua-Cel (DE Pool Filter Aid)

Aqua-Cel is a high quality, diatomaceous earth (D.E., diatomite) filter media, specifically designed for use in swimming pools.

Imerys Aqua-Cel diatomaceous earth filter media is made up of diatoms, which are tiny, aquatic organisms. Their skeleton consists of silica, the second most abundant element in Earth’s crust after oxygen.

The remains of these diatoms form deposits of diatomaceous earth which are then mined, crushed, and dried to powder form, and subsequently calcined by heating in excess of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Advantages of Aqua-Cel

  • Improves Filter Operation – Pre-coats fast and effectively, improving filter efficiency.

  • Provides best clarity – Removes particles down to 3 microns.

  • Makes water safer – Filters out most potentially harmful bacteria.

Aqua-Cel can also be used in Sand filters to enhance clarity.

 

AquaPerl (Perlite Pool Filter Aid)

The new crystalline silica-free, alternative filter media for swimming pools.

Key Features

  • Made from perlite, a naturally occurring mineral that contains no chemical additives.

  • Tested and Certified by NSF. The only perlite swim pool filter media with NSF certification.

  • Perlite particle sizes are carefully processed to optimize filtration performance.

  • Engineered for use in diatomaceous earth filters, and can replace both DE and cellulose in these filters.

  • Perlite is a natural mineral that is volcanic in origin. It is chemically inert and has a neutral pH.

  • Perlite is lightweight, non-toxic and environmentally safe.

Benefits

  • Excellent filtration performance.
  • Excellent precoating qualities, even in subsequent cycles.
  • Excellent dirt holding capacity.
  • Superior cake release during backwash.
  • Lighter in weight than DE (1/2 the weight). If you used 5 scoops of DE in your filter before, use 5 scoops of AquaPerl now.
  • Chemically inert. Crystalline silica-free. Non-toxic and environmentally safe.
  • Greater filtration capacity which gives the pool a sparkling clarity. Backwashes faster and more thoroughly resulting in less time spent on filter cleaning and maintenance.

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AquaPerl

AquaPerl is the new crystalline silica-free, alternative filter media for swimming pools.
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