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Old 08-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi

The water i get at home is mixed with sand so i got a normal paper filter for that

I am thinking to buy a Sand filter like those used for swimming pools and use it instead of the paper filter


what do you guys think ?

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Hi

The water i get at home is mixed with sand so i got a normal paper filter for that

I am thinking to buy a Sand filter like those used for swimming pools and use it instead of the paper filter


what do you guys think ?
Depends on the amount of sand you are looking at removing and how much would settle to the bottom of a jar with in 3 minutes.

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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Well i just want the water entering the water tank at home to be free of sand, For normal uses like washing
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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There is only one filter or sand separator that is made to go between the well pump and the pressure tank and the type that your are talking about should not be used in such a way.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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There has to be a reason your getting so much sand in the water in the first place. Most common reason is the pump or foot valve is set to low in the well.
Fix that and no more sand.
The filter your talking about would stay plugged up.
What could be used instead is just an empty tank. It acts as a storage tank and the sand just settles to the bottom of the tank.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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The water in the area i am in has much sand in it (i dont know why)
the filter i have right now is giving me a headache because i have to change it every 10 days otherwise it gets clogged
so i was thinking to use a swimming pool sand water filter

I have a water pump connected to a pipe comming from outside
the pump pumps water up to a 1 ton water tank on the roof of the house
the filter i have right now sits betwin the pump and the water tank

Any good solution you could recommend ?
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Have you tried the settling of the sand in a jar and timed for three minutes?
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no

could you explain ?
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A good amount of the sand that you are trying to filter out, some from the filter and filter housing that you are using right now will work.
Put that sand in a jar.... jelly jar works.
Fill that jar 3/4 of water ............ shake till all the sand in up in the water and then set the jar down and as you are doing that start the timer.
How much of that sand that was in the water is on the bottom of that jar at the end of the 3 minutes.

I had a few other thoughts but will with hold that.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #10
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Ok i will do that and let you know the result

Sorry but what is the point of this ?
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Nothing happend in 3 min but after 15 min 30% of the sand was on the bottom
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:03 AM   #12
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The SandMaster is a good system for the sand that would settle out with in the 3 minutes.
Best would be to have a well driller that has worked with filtering out the sand with a screen to redo your well, it can be done and it will save well pumps in years to come.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:15 AM   #13
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But i dont have any water well
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:12 AM   #14
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Sould i install the sandmaster betwin the water pump and the water tank feeding the home ?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #15
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Rusco makes a line of filters designed for your situation.

Check them out here:

http://www.rusco.com/

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