Why a Filter is an essential component to any solar pool heating installation
It is incorrectly assumed by most solar installers that the solar pumps standard lint pot is sufficient to protect the solar system from blocking with foreign matter, however experience has proven this is not the case. The Lint Pot is designed to protect the pumps impellor, by filtering out large solid debris – such as stones – from entering the pump, nevertheless fine debris such as grass, seeds and insects can still slip through. In some cases, this debris can build up and cause damage to the collector. It should be noted that Australian Standards AS 3634-1989 Section 6.2 clearly state that “A filter or strainer shall be provided to remove solids or debris from the water entering the solar circuit.” The Boss TufFilta® is therefore an essential component to any solar pool heating system.
The TufFilta® is a high performance inline solar filter that is responsible for filtering out debris and fibres which can cause blocked tubes and stagnant systems. The result of this can have detrimental effects on the overall system, such as the rupture of tubes or poorly performing systems due to low water flow. The Australian moulded TufFilta® filter body is manufactured from premium materials, with a UV stabilized and impact resistant clear Acrylic bowl, and an impact modified PVC top. To ensure that the TufFilta® component does not leak, a Nitrile O-ring is fitted in every Boss TufFilta®. The replaceable synthetic inner filter cartridge collects the particles and prevents their progression through the system.
Keeping your pool cartridge filter clean will ensure the solar system will remain free of foreign debris, thus guaranteeing that the system will never block and will always perform to its peak heating efficiency for the life of the system.
Ideally it is suggested that you check your system for debris at least once a month during the swimming season, or as often as required for your particular installation. The cartridge and bowl will need to be replaced, or cleaned out when you notice debris collecting in the bowl of the TufFilta®.