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Mechanical Backwashing Filters

Product Description

The Mechanical Backwashing Filter (MBF) functions by pushing water through a sand bed, capturing suspended matter. Dirty water flows into the diffuser at the top of the tank and is directed downward into the top surface of the filter media bed. The debris is collected in the media bed and the clean water flows through the laterals and lower piping at the bottom of the filter up into the lower bulkhead. The water then flows into the control valve at the side of the filter. Clean water is returned through the piping system into the system.
As dirt collects in the filter, water pressure increases and water flow to the system decreases. Periodically backwashing the filter (reversing the water flow to drain out the wastewater) will ensure optimal water filtration.


Product Information

A Mechanical Backwashing Filter is recommended for larger systems with multiple racks as it is less labor-intensive and more cost-efficient than filter pads, as well as a "greener" alternative.

Mechanical Backwashing Filters feature:

  • Time-proven internal design ensures that all water receives maximum filtration for crystal clear results.
  • One-piece, fiberglass-reinforced tank with a UV-resistant coating for years of dependable, corrosion resistant service.
  • Flow system design controls filtration quality and ensures maximum run times between backwashing.
  • Easy access, heavy-duty closure with built-in pressure relief valve makes inspection and maintenance fast, safe, and easy.
  • Combination sand and water drain speeds servicing.
  • All internal parts are threaded for ease of maintenance.
  • Swing-away water diffuser allows instant access to sand and all internal parts.


Triton II Sand Filter
Automatic Backwash Mechanical Filter


Triton II interior

Mechanical Backwashing Filters

Part Number Description
  MFPTR050-2BW Automatic Backwash Mechanical Filters
Two 24" Filters with Media and Backwash Control
(Down to 20uM Mechanical Filtration)
  MFPTR100-2BW Automatic Backwash Mechanical Filters
Two 30" Filters with Media and Backwash Control
(Down to 20uM Mechanical Filtration)
  MFPTR140-2BW Automatic Backwash Mechanical Filters
Two 36" Filters with Media and Backwash Control
(Down to 20uM Mechanical Filtration)



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