For more than 50 years, Neptune-Benson Inc. has been a
family-run leader in the aquatics industry. Started in 1956
by Junius “Babe” and Raymond Gertz, it
was a manufacturer of steel swimming pools, primarily for
the residential market. The Coventry, R.I.-based firm, now
directed by Barry Gertz, has been recognized for success in
product development and technology innovation.
Neptune-Benson pioneered an award-winning
regenerative-media filter in 2004. Utilizing regenerative
media technology, it also incorporates perlite as a filter
media. That, along with a variety of other system
adaptations and enhancements, combine to efficiently
deliver what has been named among the safest
highest-quality water in the industry.
The filter has been shown to use 80- to 90 percent less
water than traditional sand filters. Also, it significantly
reduces the costs associated with chemicals, fuel, energy,
labor and space.
“We started working on the development of the
filter very early in the days of the green
movement,” says June Holaday, Neptune-Benson
marketing manager. “We knew that sustainability
issues would be hitting us all very hard.”
Now, just a few years later, 400 such filters are in
operation across the globe, she says. As environmental
concerns continue to escalate, the company expects the
filter’s popularity to increase.