VORTEK SS Delux -
revolutionizes the pond industry by allowing you to add a prefilter that
truly separates all debris prior to the pump. Water flows to the
Vortek SS Delux prior to the pump, where the debris is removed in two
1. By settlement of
heavier non buoyant debris.
Lighter, buoyant debris will rise into the floating media pack where it
is caught and held in a relatively calm area within the pack, where it
waits until it it backwashed out.
Water quality is increased due to the debris being held
in place calmly instead of being broken down by the extreme agitation of
the turbulence of the pump strainer basket. No more dirty strainer
baskets to clean on a daily basis!
Weekly backwashing is recommended and very easy to
accomplish. Simply move a couple of valves and turn on the media
agitator allowing it to run for a couple of minutes. During this
process, the media balls and debris are exposed to over 100 cu. ft. per
minute of air that breaks up accumulated debris, algae, fish waste, etc.
What goes on inside the tank is a very violent disturbance and anything
inside the unit is broken into minute particles that are now easily
backwashed out of the unit. Once is complete you are ready to
enjoy another week of low-maintenance enjoyment!!
Just looking at the plumbing (comes pre-assembled as
shown) may seem rather complicated, but is really very simple indeed.
We have made it easy to install. Basic connections are all that
have to be made. Water flow is non-restrictive. Water enters
the lower connection in a straight line, enters the tank, moves up
through the media balls and back out in a straight line. This
movement makes the unit non-restrictive. The valves and turns are
only used during backwash. This allows the unit to be used with
low amperage koi pond type pumps. Comes complete with all plumbing
shown, plus an extra swing check valve and 3-way valve. All you
have to add is regular pvc parts and fittings to fit your application.
Designed to be used with all pressurized systems and skimmers, or mid
level pick up systems.
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