How to add Clinobrite to your Pool Filter Tank
Note: The average sized pool filter tank will use 2 x 25kg bags of Clinobrite. Your filter will use the same number of bags of Clinobrite as sand. E.g. If your filter normally uses takes 2 bags of ordinary sand, then it will also take 2 bags of Clinobrite. Please speak to your filter tank supplier regarding the size of your filter and the number of bags that should be used.
1. Remove Filter cover. Remove ordinary filter sand from filter tank by hand or using the sand drain plug (if equipped). Once done, fill half the filter tank with tap water.
2. Slowly add Clinobrite to half the tank volume and close the filter cover.
3. In intervals of approximately 15 seconds, alternate several times between the backwash and rinse cycle on you filter valve. This process removes any fines generated during transport and should be repeated until the water exiting your discharge pipe remains clear when the valve is switched between the backwash and rinse cycle. NOTE: Every time your valve is changed from backwash to rinse, and vice-versa, ensure that your pump motor is switched off.
4. Turn off the filter pump, remove the cover and top up with Clinobrite to the normal sand level. Close the filter cover.
How to Regenerate Clinobrite
Unsaturated Clinobrite never stops working. It absorbs ammonia from your pool water on a 24 hour basis. Consequently over time, the Clinobrite will become saturated with ammonia, and needs to be regenerated. It is recommended that you regenerate every 6 months to a year in order keep Clinobrite's ammonia removal capability optimal. The time between regenerations can vary depending on bathing loads. You may have to regenerate more often with higher bathing loads or during frequent thunderstorm activity. Use a good quality ammonia test kit to continuously monitor your pool's ammonia levels. Remember - Clinobrite will still maintain superior mechanical filtration to ordinary sand, even if you choose to never regenerate.
Regeneration of Clinobrite is an easy process:
- Switch off your filter pump.
- Unscrew the lid of your filter tank.
- Drain the water completely from your filter tank.
- Add a solution of brine (10% salt solution or 1kg rock salt per 10 litres water) over the Clinobrite filter media so that the Clinobrite is fully submerged in the salt solution.
- Leave the Clinobrite to soak in the salt solution overnight.
- In the morning, screw on the filter tank lid and turn the pump valve to the backwash cycle and backwash for 3 minutes.
- Select the rinse cycle for a further 2 minutes.
- Turn the pump valve back to "filter."
Your Clinobrite is now fresh and ready for more ammonia removal!
Don't feel like regenerating?
No problem! Clinobrite will still maintain superior mechanical filtration over ordinary sand or glass. Remember for ammonia removal, the product needs to be regenerated periodically.
When to replace Clinobrite
For normal bathing loads, a replacement can be done once every 3 years or more. A complete change of your Clinobrite once per year is recommended for pools with high bathing loads. This is because oils, sweat and sun screen lotion build-up can clog the filter medium and prevent it from performing optimally. These oils do not wash off with simple backwashes.
Using the product in salt water swimming pools
Clinobrite can be safely used for salt water swimming pools. However due to the higher salt content in the water, the ammonia removal feature of the product may be reduced. The product will still maintain superior mechanical filtration properties.
Good to know..
Instead of regenerating your Clinobrite, you may choose to fully replace it with fresh Clinobrite. Simply spread your old "ammonia-loaded" Clinobrite on your lawn and watch your grass grow! Used Clinobrite acts as the perfect slow release fertilizer for your lawn and flower beds! Best of all, it is completely natural!