Many homes and farms obtain their water from wells. Well pumps can pump up sediment with the water which then flows directly into your water system, typically beginning with the water softener. This, of course, is NOT good for your softener and will shorten its life. Furthermore, sediment can also move on to other system components such as water heaters, toilets, faucets, dishwashers, clothes washers, etc. In time, this sediment accumulates causing premature appliance and fixture failure as well as being an unwanted part of your water.
We have found that MICRON™ String Wound Filter Cartridges are able to trap sediment as well as solid iron particles when used as a pre-filter before your water softener. After the softener, a MICRON™ Activated Charcoal Filter Cartridge will not only trap solids coming from your softener, but will also help reduce odors and unpleasant taste. Finally, where microbial issues arise, MICRON Silver™ Filter Cartridges, using AgIon® silver ion technology, will inhibit microbes that cause bio-film build up on filters thus enhancing the life of the filter. MICRON Dual Clean™ filter cartridges can provide both coarse and fine filtration in one cartridge which can slow down clogging time in some applications.
MICRON™ Filter Housings are premium housings using a clear bowl. This allows visual inspection of the condition of the filter cartridge at all times. We offer both 10” and 20” length housings in both standard size (accommodates 2 ¼” and 2 ½” diameter filter cartridges) and LD (Large Diameter-Big Blue style) size (accommodates 4 ½” diameter filter cartridges). We offer mounting brackets and bowl wrenches for all of our housings.
The quality of water and the amount of sediment varies greatly from well to well. Therefore, the life of a filter cartridge will also vary. Filter life claims of 3000 gallons, 5000 gallons, 15,000 gallons, etc. made by some manufacturers can be misleading. MICRON™ manufactures the highest quality string wound filters and we feel that the best approach to filter life is monitoring the condition of your filter cartridge via observation through the clear filter housing bowl. If you use inlet and outlet pressure as your monitoring approach, an approximate 12-15 PSI pressure drop will indicate a filter cartridge clogging condition.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in designing your pre-filter and post-filter system. We would be glad to help.