I was told by my contractor I need a ‘spindown filter’ for our house. We get our water from our own well and we get fine flaky sediment coming from our well. Where are the filters installed, before or after our pressure tank? How often do I need to change or clean the filter?
- Larry S
Spindown filters have filter screens that come in different mesh sizes, such as 30 mesh, 60 mesh, 120 mesh. The mesh size refers to the number of holes in the screen per square inch.
The spindown filters are cleaned by opening the bottom valve for several seconds and letting the water pressure flush and rinse the screen of the spindown filter.
|Rusco Spindown Filters|
The filter screen might need to be flushed every day, once a month, or longer depending on the amount of the sediment and how much water is being used. An auto-flush-valve is recommended if you want it to be done automatically. The auto-flush valve “AFV” or also called auto-purge valve opens up automatically for 3 seconds, as many times as once a hour or once every 24 hours, and this keeps the screen clean.
|Rusco Auto-Flush Valve|
Filter cartridges such as a ‘big blue’ whole house filter, can hold many times the amount of sediment that a spin-down filter can hold. We have many customers who use a combination of a spin-down filter first, followed by a big blue whole house filter housing, and then in some cases, a Sediment Backwash Filter as a final stage.
|Big Blue Whole House Filter|
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