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116 Viceroy Rd. Building B, Unit 4. Vaughan, ON L4K 2M2
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Not sure which heater or pump is right for your pool? We have step-by-step equipment finders to help you narrow down your choices. Additionally, our pool equipment can be filtered by all relevant parameters.
General questions about pool equipment? Check the FAQ - answers to all the common pool owner's questions, compiled by our experts.
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|Pool Size||Volume, Gallons||Volume, Liters||Gas Heater BTU||Heat Pump BTU|
|12' x 24'||12,960||49,058||100k - 150k BTU||70 - 85k BTU|
|14' x 28'||17,640||66,774||150k - 200k BTU||85k - 100k BTU|
|16' x 32'||23,040||87,215||200k - 250k BTU||110k - 120k BTU|
|18' x 36'||29,160||110,382||250k - 300k BTU||110k - 120k BTU|
|20' x 40'||36,000||136,274||300k - 400k BTU||120k - 140k BTU|
|15' Round||7,950||30,094||~100k BTU||50k - 70k BTU|
|18' Round||9,050||34,257||~100k BTU||50k - 70k BTU|
|21' Round||15,580||58,976||100k - 150k BTU||50k - 85k BTU|
|24' Round||20,350||77,033||150k - 200k BTU||85k - 100k BTU|
Note: all figures are approximate and are meant to be used as a guideline only. Heater performance may vary depending on weather conditions - wind, shade, etc. For sizing solar and electrical heaters, refer to each individual heater's documentation.
One of the three common choices of swimming pool filter is the sand filter. It’s a large, cylindrical apparatus containing a chamber filled with fine sand or silica. High-pressure water from the pump enters the filter at the top, and is forced through the sand, making its way out at the bottom. Because contaminants are unable to permeate the tiny gaps between sand particles, all that can get through is clean, fresh water. And as the filter traps particles, these gaps get smaller, meaning that even less dirt will get through. It’s important to bear in mind that this isn’t completely foolproof, though; some contaminants, such as bacteria, may still be able to get past this kind of filter. Because of this, it’s important to use a sand pool filter alongside normal sanitation chemicals in your swimming pool.
The sand in a sand filter usually only needs to be replaced once every few years – of course, this can vary. Certain problems with the chemical balance in the water can the sand pool filter to get gummed up quickly, requiring more frequent replacement. Usually, though, the sand filter can be easily maintained by backwashing – that is, simply reversing the direction of the water’s flow to knock out the dirt particles.
Sand filters tend to be the cheapest option for swimming pool filtration. They are not, however, quite as effective as cartridge filters, as they don’t have the ability to filter all the particles that cartridge filters can. They also have a smaller surface area, meaning they have to be cleaned more frequently.