sediment filters for well water


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Old 07-02-07, 04:05 AM
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sediment filters for well water

hello, I'm looking for a good sediment filtration system and wondering is there really a difference in performance between the 2 or 3 stage 20" cartridge ones and the large single tank 5in1 (puretech ones like on ebay) I don't need nothing fancy I'm in process of getting the water tested to see what else I have but so far no smells or bad stains just the usually sediment...Thanks and everyone have a safe 4th of July......thanks
 
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Old 07-02-07, 11:58 AM
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Sediment Filters for wellwater

Two potential solutions:-


1. Cartridge/Bag filter
2. Self-backwashing media filter


Benefits/Disadvantages

1. Generally lower upfront cost, no pressure/flow required for cleaning
rapid drop in net output pressure when filters begin clogging
Can be a hassle if you have large amounts of sediment (frequent filter
changes).

2. Higher upfront investment, requires electricity, requires drainage
requires minimum pressure and flow to ensure adequate cleaning.
SELF-CLEANING - no filters to change, lower net pressure loss through
system due to depth and aggregation of media.

Once you know the presure and flow delivery capacity of your well as well as the amount/kind of sediment to filter, it's relatively simple to select the best balance of price and performance that is best for your home.

It still wouldnt hurt to do the basic tests like Hardness, Iron, Nitrate, pH, and TDS in addition to turbidity - So that you know what you're dealing with.
 
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Old 07-03-07, 05:43 PM
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thanks for the info.
 
 

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