Neptune-Benson’s Defender® Aquatic Filtration System Has Been Chosen As a Finalist for the “Smart Approved” Product of the Year

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Neptune-Benson’s Defender® Aquatic Filtration system has been proven to use less than 90% of the water used to operate a sand filter. The Defender also uses 30% less fuel and takes up 75% less space than that of a traditional sand filter installation.

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Neptune-Benson, LLC (Neptune-Benson), leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, is proud to announce the Defender® Regenerative Media Filter has been chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Smart Approved Product of the Year award.

The Smart Approved WaterMark™ was created in response to the challenge of reducing per-capita urban water consumption across Australia. The purpose is to reduce water consumption through the promotion of products and services that help conserve water use. (

An independent technical expert panel selected the finalists from products certified by Smart WaterMark over the last year. The award criteria are based on:

  •     Innovation – is the product an innovative solution to water conservation?
  •     Design – is the product easy to use, install and well-designed?
  •     Marketability – what is the price point, affordability and packaging of the product?
  •     Sustainability – what is the carbon footprint of the product?

Respected worldwide, proven sustainability is what the Defender® is all about. The Defender filter eliminates over 90% of the backwash water associated with sand filter operation. Space savings, energy and chemical savings as well as power savings are all hallmarks of the Defender® regenerative media filter.

The Defender® pool filter is a perfect fit for:

  •     Recreation Facilities
  •     Waterparks
  •     Splashpads & Spraygrounds
  •     Spas & Wellness Centers
  •     Hotels & Resorts
  •     Apartments & Condominiums
  •     Fountains & Water Features

About Neptune-Benson
Since 1956, Neptune-Benson has been a leading manufacturer of fi¬ltration systems for aquatic centers, waterparks and aquatic life support. Featuring the award-winning Defender™ Regenerative Media Filter, Neptune-Benson also offers steel & fiberglass sand ¬filter systems; the AEGIS anti-entrapment shield; fi¬berglass movable bulkheads; Dominion butterfly valves; Guardian strainers along with the complete family of Lawson Aquatics brand products. See: Through the company’s subsidiary, ETS (Engineered Treatment Systems), these products are complimented by a complete line of industry-leading UV treatment solutions, making Neptune-Benson one of the world’s leading providers of water management technologies for the commercial aquatics, municipal and industrial markets.

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