Perma-Bead™ Filtration Media

Perma-Beads™ Filtration Media

Perma-Beads™ Filtration Media

Perma-Beads™ Filtration Media

PERMA-BEAD™ media provides a permanent, non-channeling, non-clogging replacement for sand in any existing rapid sand filter. Our PERMA-BEAD™ media provides large interstitial spaces for trapping debris thereby extending backwash intervals and minimizing water loss. The unique surface properties and high density combine to create a self-cleaning media bed that refluidizes completely upon backwash. Complete, state-of-the-art, low-maintenance bead filters provide superior suspended particulate removal without the channeling and clogging found in all common sand, DE and cartridge filters.
  • PERMA-BEADS™ permanently eliminate clogging and channeling in all sand filters
  • NO PLUMBING CHANGES: Just take out the sand and pour in the Perma-Beads™. It’s that easy!
  • PROVEN PERFORMANCE: Over 20 years of continuous operation in thousands of filters worldwide!
  • SUPERB WATER QUALITY: With the addition of Perma-Beads™ in any make or model sand filter.
  • FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT!
  • 20 YEAR GUARANTEE !

Description:

PHYSICAL SHAPE – Perma-Beads™ are specifically designed to replace sand in rapid sand filters. Perma-Beads™ do not have any flat or porous surfaces that can stick together as in sand or other angular or porous media. The smooth ellipsoid shape and central bulge of each bead prevents adhesion and bridging to other beads. This unique egg shape also creates large interstitial spaces between Perma-Beads™ trapping large quantities of debris thereby extending the time between backwashes while minimizing water use.

SURFACE PROPERTIES – The very hard surface properties of Perma-Beads™ prevent bacteria from etching into the surface and the very slippery surface allows even the stickiest waste to be scrubbed off when the bed fluidizes upon backwash. In fact, as Perma-Beads™ age, they remove smaller particles as a thin of nitrifying bacteria covers each bead. These are the same bacteria that creates bridging, clogging and channeling in other media, but in Perma-Beads™, this mechanism actually serves to trap smaller particles that are then easily removed in the backwash cycle.

WATER QUALITY -Since 1989, Perma-Beads™ have been used in thousands of filters, all are still consistently providing exceptionally clear water. The 4,520 square feet of surface area per cubic foot provide a significant surface area for supplemental biological filtration, especially when an oxygenated flow of water enters the filter canister, such as when an AQUACUBE is place near the suction intake in the pond.

EASILY INSTALLED – Perma-Beads™ The dense nature of Perma-Beads™ media (1cu. ft. = 55lbs.) prevents loss upon backwash while reducing the weight needed to replace sand by approximately 60%. The high density of Perma-Beads™ also eliminates the need for any plumbing changes when switching from sand to Perma-Beads™. Simply remove the sand and pour in the Perma-Beads™ .

PHYSICAL STABILITY– Perma-Beads™ never need replacement and can even be repeatedly sterilized using chlorine or muriatic acid without any adverse effects upon the Perma-Beads™. Perma-Bead™ media is now in continuous use in thousands of koi and ornamental pond systems as well as aquaculture and industrial sites.

HOW TO CONVERT SAND TO PERMA-BEADS™ – Take the sand filter manufacturer’s rating for pounds of sand, multiply by .6 and divide by 55. Round up or down to the closest whole number. This is the number of cubic feet you need.

Please call for a price quote including UPS shipping and any additional questions about our complete State-of-the-Art Perma-Bead™ filtration system.

 

Filters & Accessories

Perma-Bead™ Filtration Media

Perma-Bead™ Filtration Media

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Perma-Bead™ Filtration Media
  • Plastic bead media specifically designed to replace sand in rapid sand filters.
  • Eliminate clogging and channeling problems that plague sand filters, especially in organically loaded systems.
  • Never need replacement and can even be repeatedly sterilized using chlorine or muriatic acid without any adverse effects upon the Perma-Beads™.
  • Currently in continuous use in thousands of koi and ornamental pond systems as well as aquaculture and industrial sites worldwide.

Learn more about Perma-Beads™ filtration media.

 

 

Plastic Filter Housings

Plastic Filter Housings

Cartridge & Bag Filter Systems

Trimline Filter

Trimline Filter

Bag filters and cartridge filters are widely used as particle filters in aquatic systems as pre-filters or polishing filters. These heavy-duty models provide accurate fine or coarse particle filtering and are easily maintained. Most Bag filter available with 1, 5, 25, 50 or 100 micron bags. Standard cartridge elements 16 microns. Can be skid-mounted with appropriate pump, UV and other equipment for complete system. Most models ship within 2 days from factory stock. Made in USA.

Model
No.
Filter
Description
Bag
Dims.(in)
Housing
Dims.(in.)
Max
Flow Rate
Inlet/Outlet
(in)
C50
Slimline
Bag Filter (1.85Ft2)
7″
x 16″
10.35″
x 28″
48
GPM
2″
in/out
C75
Slimline
Bag Filter (2.9Ft2)
7″
x 26″
10.35″
x 38″
75
GPM
2″
in/out
X-100
Convertible
Bag Filter
6″
x 22″
10.5″
x 29″
50
GPM
2″
in/out

 

 

Cartridge Filter Skid

Cartridge Filter Skid Paks
Cartridge Filter Skid Paks are pre-plumbed, skid-mounted filter packages ready for service. Units are available with wide range of filter and pump choices to meet your specific needs.

Model
No.
Filter
Filter Size
Pump Size
Flow
*Max Pool Size
SKCTL50
TL50
50
Ft2
1/2
HP
48
GPM
16,000
Gallons
SKCTL75
TL75
75
Ft2
1
HP
75
GPM
24,000
Gallons

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