ZeoSand

Use Rate

Recreational Water—Swimming Pool Sand Filters

The most important step in a using ZeoSand is to follow the installation instructions.

The sand filter owner’s manual gives the weight of sand needed. For filters requiring less than 500 pounds of sand, use a ZeoSand replacement ratio of 1 pound of ZeoSand to replace 2 pounds of sand. For larger filters, use the following table:


ZEO ZeoSand Natural Zeolite Filter Media

USE RATE

Sand (lbs)
ZeoSand (lbs)
ZeoSand (25 lbs bags)
50
25
1
100
50
2
150
75
3
200
100
4
250
125
5
300
150
6
350
175
7
400
200
8
450
225
9
500
300
11
600
350
13
650
400
14
800
475
17
925
550
20
© ZEO, Inc. ZeoSand Natural Zeolite Filter Media

Fewer pounds of ZeoSand can be used because a cubic foot of ZeoSand weights 55 pounds while a cubic foot of sand weights 100 pounds.

Many larger filters have filter media recommendations with and without pea gravel. ZeoSand has been successfully used for many years with and without pea gravel. Follow the filter manufacture’s instructions. The consensus of our customers favors the use of pea gravel that serves to protect the laterals and to disperse the water flow.

After passing the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 50, ZeoSand is certified and listed by Water Quality Association for use as a sand replacement in any sand filter that is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 50. ZeoSand is certified at a sand replacement ratio of 50 pounds of ZeoSand to 100 pounds of sand.

Drinking Water and Commercial Sand Filters

Use 55 pounds of ZeoSand to replace 100 pounds of sand.

WQALogoR2BlueZeoSand is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Drinking Water Additives for health effects and is listed with WQA. In addition, ZeoSand is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 372 Lead Content in Drinking Water Products, Materials, and Components and is listed with WQA.