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We offer backwashing filter media for a variety of uses. Take a look at our Filter Media Reference Guide to find out more about a particular medium.
Keep in mind that filter media is heavy if you are comparing prices. Media below are priced for shipment in UPS Boxes. If ordering in larger quantities, savings can be considerable if you buy in bags and take shipment by freight. Please call for details: (940) 382-3814.
Bituminous Coal Activated Carbon
Excellent general grade carbon with good flow properties.
Coconut Shell Carbon
Coconut Shell Carbon
Better at general chlorine, chlorinated solvent, and VOC removal than standard activated carbon, but not as effective with heavier organics.
Centaur Catalytic Carbon
A specially processed carbon designed for removal of iron, hydrogen sulfide. Outstanding for removal of chloramines and VOC as well as taste/odor improvement.
Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon
Jacobi Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon
For removal of iron, hydrogen sulfide and chloramine. Coconut shell carbon is ideal for VOC removal.
Iron and Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment
Widely used for reduction of iron and hydrogen sulfide. Extremely heavy and difficult to backwash in large beds.
Removes dissolved iron and manganese (subject to sufficient dissolved oxygen and pH above 6.8). No chemicals needed for regeneration. Go here for more details.
Superb iron and hydrogen sulfide medium. Can be used independently or after any standard oxidizer. Chlorine tolerant, works well with aeration. Outlasts birm and greensand. A dense medium; approximately 6 gpm of service flow per cubic foot. Sold in 1/2 cubic foot boxes only. Go here for our series of Fleck 2510 filters with Filox.
Katalox Light is a versitile medium for the treatment of iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide. It's lighter than Filox, and requires significantly less backwash. It can also provide sediment filtration down to 3 microns, and can reduce arsenic, zinc, copper, radium and uranium. NSF & WQA certified.
Softening and Scale Prevention
Softener resin is a cation exchange medium consisting of polymer beads that “soften” water by replacing hardness minerals — calcium and magnesium — with sodium. It can also be used for low-level iron reduction, with pH requirements.
For increasing the pH of acidic water. Calcite dissolves as acidic water passes through and must be replaced as it dissolves. Unless it is used in an upflow filter, it must be backwashed.
Corosex / FloMag
Corosex / FloMag
Like Calcite, Corosex (granular magnesium oxide — also marketed as FloMag) is used to raise the pH of acidic waters. It supports higher flow rates and gives a greater increase in pH, but it tends to “cement” in hard water and when it is mixed at a ratio higher than 50% with calcite.
ChemSorb / Micro-Z
Chemsorb / Micro-Z
ChemSorb (granular zeolite — also marketed as Micro-Z) is an excellent sediment filtration medium that backwashes much more easily than multimedia (sand, anthracite, etc) sediment filters. Filters down to less than 5 microns.
A very useful and efficient medium for the removal of suspended matter and particles. Can remove iron with proper oxidization.
14 X 28 mesh Activated Alumina. For removal of arsenic, fluoride, selenium, silica and humic acids. NSF 61 Certified drinking water grade.
Widely used for reduction of free chlorine and heavy metals. Adds life to carbon filters, serves as a mild bacteriostatic agent to retard bacteria growth in filter beds, and acts to prevent scale buildup. Extremely heavy (170 lbs. per square foot) and difficult to backwash.
Manufactured with large “macropores” for the removal of color.
Box of standard gravel for backwashing filters. Specify filter tank size and we'll supply the correct amount. SOLD WITH FILTER MEDIA ORDER ONLY; NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
Enpress Vortech™ and Structural™ polyglass mineral tanks for softeners and backwashing filters.