AstralPool PoolMac Filtration System

Friday, 08 August, 2014 | Supplied by: AstralPool

PoolMac from AstralPool is a filtration and sanitising system incorporating wireless control of all functions and colour touch-screen control.

Pressure and flow sensors enable automatic backwashing of the filter, emptying of the Hydrospin pre-filter and total control over the chlorinator and pH doser. They also turn the pump off in cases of blockage to flow.

The system incorporates a hydrospin multi-cyclone device that is claimed to capture debris and particles down to 30 microns and uses only 3 L of water during cleaning. A sensor operates an automatic valve to clean the hydrospin when the accumulator tank is full. According to the company, this reduces the need for backwashing by 50%.

The in-built sand filter can operate using sand, zeolite or glass filter media, but has an automatic backwash valve to automatically clean the filter when dirty, which can prevent unnecessary water wastage. A sensor and motorised valve activate the backwash process only when needed, saving water, chemicals and heat (in heated pools).

A full variable-speed pump is controlled by the system. Rather than setting operating hours, users select city, suburban or country use settings and input the pool volume, average daily bather load and hours to exclude from operation. The system then calculates the daily hours of operation and the necessary pump speed to maximise energy savings.

The combination of pH and ORP sensing means that pH is automatically corrected, making the available chlorine as active as possible. This reportedly reduces chlorine levels, resulting in lower levels of buffer to control total alkalinity, a reduction in chloramines and fewer specialty chemicals.

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