Filter Media Receives Global Acclaim

OC-1 filter media is distributed exclusively in the UK by Certikin.
OC-1 filter media is distributed exclusively in the UK by Certikin.

Sales of OC-1 British manufactured filter media are going from strength to strength as it is revealed that the media is now being used and tested in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Distributed in the UK exclusively by Certikin since January, the benefits of OC-1 are becoming widely recognised, further adding to its growing fan base. “Since the launch of OC-1 we have had great feedback on the product and have good results with new installations going in every week,” says Certikin’s Commercial Manager, Steve Nelson.

“OC-1 is a change in mind set from using traditional media as the speed of water through the bed is critical.  This is true for both domestic and commercial applications and we have found that getting the speed right produces fabulous results. This is backed up by the results from IFTS that speak volumes for the performance of OC-1.”

Unlike traditional methods that use entrapment, OC-1 works through settlement and harnesses advances in pump technology and variable speed pumps/controllers.

By replacing commonly used media such as sand and glass with OC-1 it is possible to reduce the head loss in the filtration system and filter with a constant flow regardless of debris entrapment. It can also significantly reduce running energy costs whilst still filtering to the equivalent standard, as it can be used with a smaller pump or a variable speed pump or controller.

Jon Maskell, Certikin’s International Business Manager adds: “The pool market has been moving towards energy efficient ‘green’ products and OC-1 fits perfectly into this trend. The benefits of using OC-1 are enormous, it truly is a revolutionary product.”


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