Product Spotlight - February 2021

Product Spotlight - February 2021

Polylok effluent filter designed for error-free install

As septic systems have progressed over time, filters have become a standard component to assist in the removal of fine solids. Effluent filters are an easy way to keep drainfields free of small particles and maintain capacity. Though to remove particles efficiently, filters must be maintained and installed properly.

To take the potential for error out of installation, Polylok designed an effluent filter to ensure proper function no matter what. “The PL-250 is a relatively new addition to our vast line of filtration products,” says Peter Gavin, president of Polylok. “The cartridge is unique in that it cannot be installed incorrectly, and it can be installed in any 360-degree configuration without any chance of direct bypass.”

The PL-250’s design of 250 feet of 1/16-inch filtration will handle flows up to 3,000 gpd, making it a choice for both small-to-moderate commercial use, and large residential applications with higher flow, according to Gavin.

“The cartridge is built in a distinctive ‘W’ design that will not only fit our dedicated PL-250, 6-inch tee, but also any standard 6-inch tee,” Gavin says. “This allows the filter to be used universally with existing system filters.” The PL-250 filter fits on a 4-inch outlet pipe and accepts 1-inch PVC pipe of any length that can be used with or without a 1-inch filter handle from Polylok to accommodate tanks buried at various depths.

The built-in gas deflector in the PL-250 is manufactured and fitted to deflect suspended solids and prevent particles from leaving the septic tank. It does this by preventing gas bubbles from rising and carrying tiny solid particles out of the exit port into the leachfield. This deflector reduces clogging at the soil/stone interface and helps extend the life of the filter. Installation on the gas deflector simply involves snapping the tee into place and no tools are required.

The PL-250 effluent filter is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 46 and, according to Polylok, will operate efficiently for several years under normal conditions before requiring cleaning. The company recommends cleaning the filter each time the tank is pumped, or at least every three years. 888-765-9565;


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