Understanding the relationship between the pump and filter gets to the heart of obtaining clean and clear water. Pool professionals who recognize this relationship can then incorporate filter cleaning, chemicals, variable-frequency drives (VFDs) and automatic controllers to obtain pool water nirvana.
Pleatco, a manufacturer of filter cartridges for the pool and spa industry in Glen Cove, N.Y., and an Align Capital Partners (ACP) portfolio company, has announced the acquisition of APEL and MPF Engineered Filters (“Milton”).
Unfortunately, unlike other industries, the aquatics sector has a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to cartridge filters. To get past this ideology, there is a need for a new rating system, which would help consumers and businesses properly size and install pool filtration systems accordingly.
One of the most memorable hot tub water care questions this author has ever received involved the topic of filters. Years later, the question is still relevant because it not only highlighted the importance of proper filter care, but also the integral role they play in helping keep hot tub water clean.