International water treatment and swimming pool equipment manufacturer, Waterco introduces the commercial version of its multi award-winning MultiCyclone technology originally designed for domestic swimming pools.

An Australian innovation, the MultiCyclone is a pre-filtration device designed to capture up to 80% of the incoming dirt load prior to the main filter, which then significantly reduces filter maintenance and saves backwash water in addition to improving pool water circulation.

Following the global success of the device, Waterco has officially launched a new version designed specifically for commercial use.

Victor Quijada, Waterco’s water treatment product manager explains that the MultiCyclone 70XL has been specially created to handle larger water capacities for commercial and industrial sectors. Against the domestic version’s capacity to handle 500 litres per minute, the new MultiCyclone 70XL pre-filtration device can handle 1600 litres per minute.

The commercial device was launched following a huge demand for installing combined domestic MultiCyclone units in commercial swimming pools and aquatic enclosures, highlighting the need for a more powerful solution for commercial applications.

Since its launch in late 2012 at the Piscine pool show in Lyon, France, demand for the MultiCyclone 70XL has been strong, especially in Europe and even Dubai.

Ease of operation, significant benefits

The MultiCyclone 70XL works on the basis of centrifugal water filtration. Incoming water is guided by a diverter plate so that it enters multiple hydro cyclones tangentially, generating a strong centrifugal effect. This spins the sediment out to the hydro cyclone’s wall and then spirals it down to the sediment chamber, while the cleansed water spirals upwards.

By pre-filtering up to 80% of the filter’s incoming dirt load prior to the main filter, the MultiCyclone 70XL is able to decrease the load on the filter, reducing the frequency of filter maintenance by up to 80% and saving backwash water. As the MultiCyclone intercepts more and more sediment, the flow rate remains unchanged, improving pool water circulation.

MultiCyclone 70XL pre-filtration device

  • First of the MultiCyclone suite of products designed specifically for both new and existing commercial installations
  • Cleaned by simply opening the purge valve
  • No filter media to clean or replace
  • No moving parts that cause wear and tear
  • 4” inlet and outlet ports
  • Designed to handle more than three times the amount of water per minute of the domestic unit (up to 1600 LPM)
  • Clear sight glass enables visible monitoring of sediment accumulation