A note from ecoGeeks founder, Mick Wynhoff
I first came up this product back in 2005 when I was working at a spa products manufacturer, shortly before a pool and spa trade show. We had found that the most common complaints that we were getting for spa maintenance with our products ultimately led back to bad initial water quality.
The original ‘concept’ filter was put together out of PVC pipe, some bits and pieces from the local hardware store and a collection of raw media that I had been experimenting with for a number of years.
I used the very first prototype from the factory for 6 years when I finally had to retire it, not becasue it was used up but becasue I had broken the threads so I could no longer screw it on to the hose bib.
I first discovered its other uses after I had been using the thing to fill my Koi pond for a number of months. I noticed that my back yard grass was green and lush, but my front yard was yellowing. I put another filter on the front hose bib and, sure enough, the grass greened up there as well. As it turned out, the chlorine in the city water was damaging the grass and possibly killing the microorganisms in the soil that help add to soil richness.
Of all the products I’ve worked on over the years, this one is by far my favorite. Enjoy!
– Mick Wynhoff