With over 30 years experience, Ian Coombes Ltd can provide the best pumping and filtration system, designed and specified for individual applications. All our systems are designed and manufactured to industry standards and there is no compromise on quality.

Filtration systems are manufactured in various options depending on the size and operational aspects of the pool.

Pumping and Filtration has been the most prominent part of our business for over 30 years. We as engineers, pride ourselves in being successful in design & building filtration products, disinfection and reticulation systems for all types of pools, from school/institutional facilities to major public aquatic facilities, both as new projects as well as upgrades and retrofits to existing facilities.

  Swimming Pool Filtration

Our infrastructure is made up of:

    • A qualified engineering design/project management team using CAD facilities
    • A qualified and experienced team of engineers in our manufacturing workshop. Our workshop team possesses a broad range of engineering skills including substantial experience in stainless steel fabrication
    • A qualified and experienced sales engineering team with a good mix of engineering, water treatment and aquatic facility management backgrounds. This enables us to design & build systems that consider all aspects of the client's wishes, while not forgetting the people who have to operate the equipment once it has been installed

Our goal to the client is to offer what we believe is the best design solution for a chosen project or application, taking into consideration:

    • Compliance with the relevent water quality standards
    • Budget
    • Available space
    • Safety
    • Cost effectiveness of operation
    • Ease of operation

Ian Coombes Ltd is able to offer a wide range of filtration systems for both the commercial as well as the domestic swimming pool market. 

   Swimming Pool Filtration

Ian Coombes Ltd are able to offer the following filtration methods:


Sand Filtration

Sand Swimming Pool Filtration  

Sand filtration is perhaps the most common form of filtration found in swimming pools. 

This tends to be due to is ease of use and  realativly easy maintenance.  For this  reason Sand filtration is very popular amongst domestic and smaller commercial  facilities. 

A pressure-fed sand filter  is typically placed in line immediately after the water pump. The filter  typically contains a media such as graded sand or more recently a many filters  have been using recycled crushed glass as a filter media.

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Vacuum Media Filtration

Swimming Pool vacuum   Vacuum Media Filtration is our companies specialist filtration area. It is the technology that we believe suits most commercial filtration applications. Following is an overview of this extremely efficient and cost effective filtration method.

Vacuum Media Filtration, or Vacuum DE as it is called in some circles, has a long history of successful/economic operation in many swimming pools around both New Zealand as well as other countries.

The  first Vacuum Media Filtration system to be installed in New Zealand was in  Christchurch for the 1974 Commonwealth Games.

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Pressure Media Filtration

Pressure Media Swimming Pool Filtration  

Pressure media filtration is well known for its superior filtration capabilities offering a number of benefits over alternatives such as sand filtration.

Pressure media filters are a a cost effective solution for heavily loaded swimming pools or upgrades where plant room space is limited.

A pressure media filter offers the following benefits:
Smaller in size to sand equivilents, Superior filtration capabilities, less backwashing, Uses less water, saves on chemical consumption

Ian Coombes Ltd are New Zealand dealers of Neptune-Bensons Defender range of swimming pool filters for commercial installations and the Jacuzzi range of filters and pumps for use in smaller installations. 

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