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Water & Waste Savings

The Defender® filter virtually eliminates the tremendous amount of backwash water associated with sand filter operation. Instead of reverse flushing, as with a sand filter, Defender® simply discharges the spent media directly to waste and is recharged from time to time.

The following chart illustrates the Backwash Water Consumption of a typical indoor waterpark attraction with a 2000 GPM (454 m3/ hr) recirculation rate.

The annual water savings in excess of 2.2 million gallons (8328 m3) is complemented by associated costs related to sewer expenses, chemicals, heating, power and labor.

Backwash Water Consumption

Filter Type Filter Area (SQ FT) Backwash Rate Backwash Duration Backwash Frequency (PER YEAR) Total Volume (GAL)
Sand 16712
GPM/SQ FT
(15.5m2)
(2.7m3/hr)
15
GPM/SQ FT
(3m3/hr)
5 minutes 182 2,279,550
(8679m3)
Defender® 1708
(158.7m2)
841 GAL (tank volume)
(3.18m3)
2 times (including rinse) 12 20,184
(76.4m3)
OVER 2.2 MILLION GALLONS SAVED

“The water quality, filter cycle, savings projections and ease of operation are beyond our expectations.
The Defender® filter will give us a payback in just one year.”

Castaway Bay Resort
Sandusky, OH

Castaway
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