The TJ-16 Typhoon prefilter from CircuPool is the ultimate time-saver.
Using your existing pump and filter, the Typhoon turns your ordinary equipment into a sophisticated two-stage filtration system that delivers sparkling clear pool water and all but eliminates filter cleanings. With no moving parts to wear out, no filter media, and no electrical components, the Typhoon literally spins the dirt and sediment out of your pool water.
The TJ-16 has sixteen independent centrifugal chambers that capture up to 80% of the filter's incoming dirt load, greatly decreasing the workload of the main swimming pool filter. Even better, the flow rate remains unchanged as the TJ-16 continues to intercept more and more dirt.
Installation is an easy, ten minute do-it-yourself project for many homeowners. The TJ-16 Typhoon mounts on top of your pump so it fits right in to any equipment pad and, the 2 inch threaded couplings ensure free-flow operation on all pools.
Certified salt-pool safe: Compatible with all types of pumps and filters.
How It Works: Using similar vortex technology found in modern cyclonic home vacuum cleaners, the Typhoon removes most of the dirt from the water before it even reaches your filter. As water passes through each of the 16 centrifugal chambers, dirt gets separated and swept down into the sediment chamber, and clean water passes up and away through the unit. You see how effective it is as the dirt actively accumulates in the clear sediment chamber. As it gets full, the TJ-16 can be cleaned in moments just by briefly opening its purge valve.
Filtration Effectiveness: The Typhoon cyclonic pre-filter is rated to be effective at removing 96% of all heavier than dirt particulate down to 30 Microns, and 75% down to 20 Microns. Can capture debris as small as 5 microns.
Maintenance Reduction: The Typhoon cyclonic pre-filter is rated to reduce backwashing or filter cleaning by a factor of 4-6. For example, an existing pool filter requiring cleaning/backwashing every 7-10 days would now be every 4-6 weeks; an existing pool filter requiring cleaning/backwashing every 3-4 months would now be every 12-18 months.
Compatibility: The Typhoon cyclonic pre-filter works great with any filter type; cartridge, sand, or DE (filter bypass pipe is recommended when in use during the addition of diatomacios earth powder) . Works so well with suction-side cleaners that it is almost essential! The latest and greatest technology for pools- your pool store might not even know about it!