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12 essential questions you need to ask a pool company - part 7

Question 7 is all about filtering your water... If you missed it, in this email series so far, we're breaking down the 12 questions you should always ask pool companies before you decide who to use. Plus in the process we'll tell you a little more about us over here at orbro POOLS.

These 12 questions will give you essential information and only the best and most professional companies will disclose this information with you, when you are making the decision to choose which one to go with.

We use sand filters because it has been tried and tested, not only in its simplicity but also the fact it is compatible with other additives if necessary.


Pool filters are normally made from fibre glass, smooth on the outside but rough on the inside. This rough surface collects bacteria in the one place you want to clean the water.


Our filters with valves are made of chemical and weather-resistant modified polypropylene.Injection moulded, with the two halves thermally welded. Highly versatile, with top or side-mounted, six-way valve. This gives a perfectly smooth finish on the inside and out, free from bacteria growth.


They have a working pressure: 2.5 bar; maximum pressure: 3.5 bar.Connection with 1 1⁄2” six-way valve for Ø520 and Ø620 mm models; 2” for Ø760 mm models.Fitted with a pressure gauge and air valve.


They also have double drainage in the lower section of the filter: 1 1⁄2” to totally empty the filter; 1⁄2” to drain water without loss of sand.There is a transparent lid on the side-mounted version for easy inspection. Valve joint/lid (depending on Top- or Side- mounted version)to the filter via a 203 mm anti-blockage seal.

An as always if you have a question, tap the email or phone number below to get in contact. No question is ever too silly to ask. Our friendly team are here to help support you with your dream pool build. Call us: 01903 944594 Email: sales@orbro.co.uk Opening hours - Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8am to 5pm.

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