Garnet Water Treatment Media #8-12 Lb

SKU# 981720
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Garnet #8 is a granular water softener media. It is normally used as the lower (final) filtration layer of a multi-bed down flow filtration system. Called multi-media or mixed media filtration, the high density small grain size of Garnet solves a major filtration problem.

  • Unique filter designs allow penetration of the solids through the entire bed for increased solids storage, longer filter runs, and higher filtration rates.
  • High hardness reduces attrition and provides for years of reliable service.
  • Able to withstand rigorous backwashing pressure removing the smallest particles first as water flows downward through the granular filter bed.
Designed for use in multi-media filters, the large grains of media at the top trap the large solids and a uniformly decreasing grain size in the direction of fluid flow with the small grains at the bottom to do the final polishing. 

Made from natural Garnet, this water softener media is an effective tool for eliminating hard water and reducing scaling in your water system. Garnet performs well in most applications, including commercial water softening and residential water treatment systems, providing superior performance even after long periods of use in the backwash. Garnet, with its high specific gravity of 4.0, forms the lower fine grain layer, its 0.3mm effective size can filter down to the 10-20 micron range.
Garnet #8 at 150 lb./ft3 is a good choice for support beds when using other high-density filtration media such as high purity Corosex II or the new manganese dioxide media such as Pyrolox.