Activate is a glass filter media that replaces the silica sand that would typically go in your filter. It is designed to provide you with clear, clean, and healthy water. It was first made to provide safe water for marine mammals in aquariums and is now available for your swimming pool! Their proven activation process makes this product better than all other glass filter media and far better than sand media.
How does it work?
Dr. Dryden's activate is a sustainable solution for crystal clear water. Activate is made from recycled glass that goes through a patented process of decontamination, sterilization, shaping and activation. It attracts and captures bacteria and algae to prevent biofilm from forming. Typically, this biofilm would form inside your filter, causing it to become less effective. But by preventing the growth of biofilm all together, it will help the health of your pool water. Activate also lowers chemical consumption and reduces pool maintenance to give you peace of mind! It is also recommended to use Dr. Dryden's Enhance Summer with the activate for optimum performance. Enhance Summer is a liquid UV filter that promotes the removal of pollutants.
Why does activate work better?
Activate provides ultra-fine filtration for clearer water. It creates 300 times more surface area for superior filtration down to 4-5 microns.
It has negatively charged filter media for cleaner water. It attracts and captures harmful bacteria like a magnet.
Activate also has a self-sterilizing surface for healthier water. It prevents bacteria and algae by inhibiting reproduction.
Activate comes in two different grades: Fine Grade 1 and Coarse Grade 2. The Coarse should be places at the bottom of the filter and the Fine is used over the top. Once it has been installed into your filter, you should backwash 3 times prior to use. The amount of Fine and Coarse activate you will need will depend on the size of your filter (see below for chart).