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Glass Media

Glass Universal Water Filtration Media

Finely crushed recycled glass for pool, industrial, and environmental filtration that provides outstanding water clarity and quality – a direct replacement for sand or ZEOlite in both freshwater and saltwater pools. ECOsmarte’s “Glass Pack Media” works with all sanitizers and all sand filters. Filters backwash 1/4 as much when using glass instead of sand.

Superior Water Filtration

  • Cleaner, lighter weight, highly angular crushed recycled glass provides an amazing 25‰ improvement in turbidity removal over silica sand and is equivalent to ZEOlite
  • Crushed glass filtration media generally removes finer particles from water than silica sand of an equivalent grade, and is comparable to properly configured ZEOlite
  • Weak negative surface charge holds fine particles and positively charged iron and manganese ions that are easily released upon backwashing for well water pools with iron
  • Crushed glass filtration media is less likely to block or channel than silica sand or ZEOlite and will not support moss or fungus growth in the media as with sand and ZEOlite. Glass media uses 50% of the water compared to ZEOlite

Safer Water Filtration

  • Glass media filters skin cells, blood cells and 70% of all bacteria such as coliform or ecoli. No need to “shock” or flocculate the pool as with sand or cartridge filters
  • Glass media contains no crystalline silica – resulting in better lung protection for employees and a far healthier environment. Silica is a TYPE I known aspirant carcinogen
  • Glass media is manufactured from 100‰ recycled glass, sterilized and machined  like sugar
  • Glass grains are amorphous, smooth particles that have higher attrition strength and do not permanently trap bacteria in cracks
  • Use of Glass filter media will lower your consumption of chlorine and coagulants. Coagulants and metal removers are not compatible with ZEOlite and are compatible with glass
  • Glass media is superior to DE and it will change your life if you manage your own filter
  • ECOLI microbes average 9 microns and are filtered with glass media

Lower Cost Water Filtration

  • Quick and easy pool filter installation, saves you money, time, water, chemicals and labor
  • Improved performance for pressure or gravity flow pool filters and all low pressure high flow applications such as wastewater or cooling water loops
  • Weighing the same as sand, glass filtration media provides more filter volume per pound as the entire bed filters.
  • Better permeability – backwashes with up to 75% less water, saving down-time and water/sewer charges
  • Glass media filters clean pool or pond water more efficiently, lowering total operating cost and extending the life of your filter
  • Comparable initial cost to ZEOlite