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The Vortek SS Delux from GC Tek revolutionizes the pond industry by allowing you to add a prefilter that truly separates all debris prior to the pump. Water flows to the Vortek SS Delux prior to the pump where the debris is removed two ways.
Heavier, non-buoyant debris settles out of the water column.
Lighter, buoyant debris rises into the floating media pack where it held in a relatively calm area until it is back-washed out.
Energy Efficiency and Water Quality Water quality is increased due to the debris being held in place calmly instead of being broken down by the extreme agitation of the pump strainer basket. No more dirty strainer baskets to clean on a daily basis! The Vortek SS Delux features non-restrictive flow: the valves and turns are only used during backwash. This allows the unit to be used with low amperage koi pond type pumps.
Backwash Cycle Weekly back-washing is recommended and very easy to do. This simple procedure pumps 100 ct. ft. per minute of air breaks up accumulated debris move a couple of valves and turn on the media agitator, allowing it to run for a couple of minutes. See the video below to see it in action! Check out the 1:20 mark to see just how effective it is.
Designed to be used with all pressurized systems and skimmer or mid level pick up systems. Comes complete with all plumbing shown, plus an extra swing check valve and 3 way valve. All you have to add is regular PVC parts and fittings to fit your application.