ZeoFiber FAQs and Tips

Review our FAQs and Tips below, or for additional product information see Printable Files.

What is ZeoFiber?
ZeoFiber is a blend of natural cellulose fibers or “wood fibers”.
How much ZeoFiber does my filter require?
Your diatomaceous earth (D.E.) filter requires 6 cups of ZeoFiber for every 24 square feet of filter capacity. For more information see ZeoFiber Installation and Usage.
How is ZeoFiber applied?
ZeoFiber is added directly to your skimmer. (Pre-mixing with water is not necessary.)
How long does ZeoFiber last?
Upon initial installation you may see a shortened cycle (backwashing/recharging) due to the removal of smaller particles. Once the pool has stabilized you will see an increase in your cycle time when compared to D.E.
Can ZeoFiber be used to help my sand or cartridge filter?
ZeoFiber can be used in both sand and cartridge filters as a filter aid.
How does ZeoFiber extend my backwashing cycles?
ZeoFiber’s long cellulose fibers crosslink to form a web that has greater filtering capacity than D.E.

Tips on Using ZeoFiber—Natural Alternative to D.E.

Tip 1: Shortened Cycling* with New Installations
ZeoFiber filters smaller particles than D.E., causing the filter pressure to rise more quickly than usual for one or two cycles. During these cycles your filter is cleaning the small particles missed by D.E.

After the initial one or two cycles your filter’s cycle time will be increased versus D.E.
* Backwashing + recharging= cycle.

Tip 2: Chemical Compatibility
ZeoFiber has no known compatibility issues.
Tip 3: Oil Contamination
Oils from high-bather loads may cause ZeoFiber to initially load up quicker. This is because D.E. does not filter all oils.

In most residential pools and spas, this will not occur due to lower-bather loads.

Tip 4: Short Cycling of Filter
Initial short cycling of the filter is only a sign that ZeoFiber is collecting impurities from the water that were not captured by the previous filter media.

If short cycling persists, the water chemistry should be checked.

Tip 5: Environmentally Safe
ZeoFiber is all-natural cellulose fiber (wood pulp).

ZeoFiber is non-toxic and biodegradable.

Tip 6: Cartridge and Sand Filters
ZeoFiber will also maximize your cartridge and sand filters’ filtration rates. (Not necessary if already using ZeoSand in filter.)

Filter pressure may increase or cycle more quickly than usual due to ZeoFiber’s increased rate of filtration.

Follow manufacturers’ instructions for cleaning and backwashing filters.