I'm a new homeowner with a new water well.
There seems to be a lot of silt in the water, so I installed a whole
house filter (10" housing from Lowes) with a 50 micron pleated
At this point, we've got 2 pleated poly carts. We just keep swapping
them and cleaning the one just removesd. We get a good bit of mud out
of this filter every week. But they don't seem to be doing the job!
We tried a 5 micron filter cartridge, which plugged solid in about
half a day.
When we fill the 72 gal Jacuzzi, the water appears very dirty. It's
dark gray and very cloudy. Objects are recognizable (maybe) 1/2" into
When we drain the bathtub, there is a lot of silt left on the bottom
of the tub.
We tried this with just cold water, so it's definitely NOT coming from
the water heater.
My wife absolutely adores this tub (I think we bought the tub and
built the house around it!)--But she was not planning on mud baths!
How long should I operate this well (we estimate water usage like a
4-person household) before deciding it's not going to clear up on its
determining that the well is not going to purge clean through
usage, we will have to buy some sort of filter. Currently, we're
looking at a Sears clarifying filter.
Has anybody any experience with Sears clarifying filters (Sears item
#04234823000)? Do they really make filthy water like mine run clear?
If this sediment gets into a water softener, will the softener be
Or can the softener be backflushed/cleaned to get rid of the sediment
once it's in there?
My wife and I are new at this home maintenance, and are really
grateful for any experience and lessons learned that you might share.
Thanks for your kind assistance!
Here are the numbers reported when the water was tested:
Hardness: 8.0 grains/gal
Fe: 0.5 ppm
TDS: 27 ppm