Greater Flows No Problem for New Septic Filter

PL-250 effluent filter from Polylok can handle 3,000 gpd.
Greater Flows No Problem for New Septic Filter
Betsy Chaffet, a sales associate with Polylok, points out the features of the company’s new PL-250 effluent filter to a 2016 WWETT Show attendee. The filter is designed to handle up to 3,000 gpd of flow with 250 linear feet of filtration, making it a fit for four-plus-bedroom homes. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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Constructing bigger homes is becoming the norm, but many septic system components are not designed to handle the increased wastewater flow that four-plus-bedroom homes typically have. Seeing that gap in the industry, Polylok focused on the company’s heavy-duty PL-250 effluent filter at the 2016 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show.

The PL-250 is designed to handle up to 3,000 gpd of flow with 250 linear feet of filtration. According to Charlie Brix, the company’s vice president of development, the filter meets a growing need in the industry.

“It’s a filter that’s going to handle your larger residential flows without any problem,” he says. “It’s 250 feet of filtration media filters from the outside through, allowing it to keep a lot of solids out of the system.”

The filter was introduced to the market in spring 2015, after a 1 1/2-year research and development period. According to Brix, the feedback the company has received from installers using the filter has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Installers are telling us that the filter is handling large flows in homes and even some light-commercial applications without any problem,” he says. “I’d say it was a very good first year for the PL-250.”

The PL-250 is similar to the company’s long-popular PL-68 effluent filter. The biggest difference is capacity: The PL-68 is designed to handle flows up to 800 gpd.

“The PL-250 is basically the PL-68 on steroids,” Brix says. “It is something we recommend for any larger home or home that sends a high waste flow into the septic system. You can never be too careful.”

Like the company’s other filters, installation is easy. The filter can be removed with a quick twist. Because it locks in place, there is little chance of the filter coming loose. The housing is constructed of a durable polyethylene material for a long service life.

“This product allows for the biggest waste flow of anything in our product line,” Brix says. “It is very durable, and intended to last a long time. It is built to the same standards as our tried-and-true smaller effluent filters.”

Polylok is a longtime exhibitor at the WWETT Show, and it is the company’s biggest show of the year.

“We’ll be back with a few brand-new bells and whistles for sure next year,” he says. “You have to grow to compete in this industry, and we’re all about that.” 877/765-9565;   


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