Question: Besides filtration, what other features does Zeobrite offer?
In addition to superior filtration, Zeobrite provides longer filter run times than sand. Because of Zeobrite's large amount of available surface area, the filter can run 4 to 6 times, and in some cases, longer before the filter pressure rises to the point where backwashing is required. This feature conserves water and reduces the use of chemicals to maintain water balance. Zeobrite also reduces the amount of head pressure in the filter. Typically, the starting pressure with Zeobrite is 2-3 psi lower than with sand. This is due to Zeobrite's micro-porous structure that allows water to flow through the granules, which reduces the amount of water resistence to lower the head pressure. This feature equates to lower electric consumption by allowing the filter motor to operate at a lower Hz, which reduces the kilowatt hours used. An additional feature of Zeobrite is its ability to remove ammonia and chloramines from pool water. This feature is covered in more detail under the question heading "How does Zeobrite remove ammonia from pool water?"