Next generation MultiCyclone Plus unveiled

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011


Waterco multicyclone plus

International swimming pool and water treatment specialist Waterco Ltd has unveiled the next generation of its multi award-winning centrifugal pre-filter, the MultiCyclone. Waterco engineers have taken the MultiCyclone technology one step further and developed the MultiCyclone Plus, a vertically mounted, all-in-one pre-filtration and filtration unit which saves between 7,000 and 10,000 litres of water a year compared to sand filtration systems.

The Australian-designed and invented MultiCyclone Plus is a world first, and uses the most advanced hydro cyclone technology to reduce the footprint of the filtration system. It combines all of the revolutionary features of its predecessor with an inbuilt cartridge filter - and the streamlined design means the entire pool filtration system can be installed vertically, atop a standard pool pump.

"The MultiCyclone Plus will be for the swimming pool industry what Dyson was for the vacuum cleaner industry," says Waterco's group marketing manager Bryan Goh. "It represents a huge leap forward since we launched the original MultiCyclone in 2007.

"Regardless of whether you have a plunge pool or a 73,000 litre pool, the MultiCyclone Plus has the power and capability to filter it - and in doing so it will save water and energy plus reduce maintenance. The pool water ends up cleaner and with less upkeep.

"We have created an ultra compact, complete pool filtration system which occupies virtually half the footprint of a 24-inch sand filter. By placing the MultiCyclone on the top of the filter, it takes up the footprint of the pump, which means it's more hydraulically efficient. The MultiCyclone Plus's hydraulic efficiency means that a small ¾ horsepower or 0.61kW pump is capable of circulating water through it.Plus it only requires simple, minimal plumbing."

The MultiCyclone Plus increases the capacity of the 40 square foot filter cartridge by five times, equivalent to a 200 square foot filter cartridge. Its centrifugal section filter pre-filters up to 80 per cent of the dirt which would normally go into the filter, and drains it out.

"This means the MultiCyclone Plus cuts most of the dirt that clogs pool filters, reducing the frequency of filter maintenanceby up to 80 per cent. And it only takes 15 litres of water to flush the MultiCyclonePlus, which saves pool owners time and money," Goh adds.

"And the MultiCyclone Plus has already been received by industry. We received great feedback when we previewed it at the industry shows SPLASH 2010 and Lyon Piscine 2010."

Independently tested, internationally awarded

Waterco's MultiCyclone technology has been independently tested by NSF International, the world leader in standards development, product certification, education and risk management. Tests showed that the MultiCyclone can save swimming pool and spa operators both time and money by drastically reducing filter maintenance. Further, the MultiCyclone can extend the life of filter media or cartridges by decreasing the filter's incoming dirt load.

In 2007 the MultiCyclone technology was awarded the Piscina Barcelona Sustainability at the prestigious International Swimming Pool Exhibition, Piscina BCN. And this year it was named the Environmental Product of the Year at the SPLASH! Environmental Awards - the world's only such awards for the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industries.

Key benefits of the new MultiCyclone Plus include:

Improved pool performance

  • The reduced workload of the filter cartridge greatly improves pool circulation and allows vacuuming of the pool without over burdening the filter cartridge

Water conservation

  • Minimal water is required to main the MultiCyclone plus

  • Only 15 litres of water is required to flush its sediment chamber

  • Saves between 7,000 and 10,000 litres of water per year compared to sand filtration systems

  • Saves on pool chemicals and pool heating

Dual cleaner

  • When the air release valve is opened, the flow of water through the filter cartridge flushes large debris down through its sediment chamber

Ease of maintenance

  • MultiCyclone Plus offers the environmental benefits of cartridge filtration without the inconvenience of frequent filter cartridge removal, cleaning and replacement

  • Offers similar convenience to a sand filter without the need for excessive volumes of water to backwash the filter.

  • UV and corrosion proof

Compact cartridge

  • Small and easy to handle

  • Requires minimal cleaning

  • Cost effective to replace

  • Unique size to the MultiCyclone plus

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