DescriptionThe Hayward Perflex Extended-Cycle D.E. Filter clean pools fast, removing particles as small as two microns the first time through (average grain of sand is 1000 microns). It has set the standard in swimming pool filtration by incorporating the patented Flex-Tube, efficiently reusing the D.E. powder and dirt mixture to form fresh surfaces assuring longer cycles between cleaning. The Perflex Filter's diffuser and lower mixing chamber are specifically designed to produce an uniformed coating of D.E. on the Flex-Tubes and expel any air that may be present in the system from the filtered water returning to the pool. An exclusive bump handle activates the Flex-Tubes; instantly purging themselves of dirt and powder making it possible to drain the used diatomite without backwashing or dismantling the filter, saving hundreds of gallons of treated pool water. The combination pressure gauge and threaded inspection/service port are easy to read and remove when the filter needs cleaning. Back to Top
More InfoDiatomaceous earth is a porous powder with microscopic openings that when magnified look like tiny sponges. Clear water can pass through these openings, but particles, as small as one to three microns, are trapped during the first pass through the media. D.E. filters have internal elements that become coated with D.E. It is this 'filter cake' that strains dirt, dust, algae, and some forms of bacteria from the water. Similar to sand filters, when D.E. filters become dirty, they are cleaned either by backwashing, or regenerating and draining the clogged D.E. to the 'waste' line. To restore filtration, a fresh 'charge' of D.E. is added to the filter. For the ultimate sparkling, clean pools, step up to Hayward D.E. filters. Back to Top
InstallationThis product requires installation. Why not let our professionally trained technicians install it for you? Your satisfaction is guaranteed and you will have the peace of mind knowing that your purchase has been installed correctly.
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