A TEKLEEN® water filter not only saves you time and money replacing cartridges and bags by automating the cleaning cycle, but is also more advanced and cost-effective than other water filter options available. Below is a comparison of a TEKLEEN® water filter with a sand media filter.
|TEKLEEN® Automatic Filter||Sand Media Filter|
|Filtration Technique||Physical - Stops particulates larger than mesh opening, ignoring small particulates that can safely pass through the system.||Statistical - Stops small irrelevant particulates. Sensitive to high dirt load of particulates.|
|Cleaning Mechanism||Focused backwash. Cleans the entire screen area 100% from impurities. Uses 80 gallons per backwash for a 1,200 GPM single water filter.||Impossible to ensure 100% cleaning of the sand media from impurities. Uses 4,000 gallons per backwash for 1,200 GPM (4x48" tanks).|
|Medium Stability||Screen kept stable at all times.||Sand must "float" during backwash. Sand will not return to original compacted state. Sand channeling occurs.|
|Installation||Easy to install in any position.||Requires concrete platform, pipings, electric power, etc.|
|Maintenance||Virtually maintenance free - easy to dismantle.||Internal maintenance laborious and costly.|
|Cost||25% less than sand media filters|