I pull water from a lake for household use. The particulate matter is
fine silt, algae and asian clam larva. The clams are the real problem.
The larva lodge in the pipe joints and grow into clams, eventually
plugging the system. I want to use the Lakos as a seperator to drop
the solids down to the 50 micron range (get rid of the larva in the
heat pump side) and then use cartridge filters to do the final cleaning
in the household side of the system. Before someone suggests a sand
filter, It will work except I am putting about 10,000 gallons a day
through the heat pump in the summer (south Texas) and this plugs the
sand filter pretty fast, requiring backflushing, etc.
The Lakos advertisments and specs seem to lean toward sand seperation
rather than silt and algae. I would really like to hear from anyone
who has used the Lakos system in a similar situation. I have asked for
a recommendation from Lakos but would prefer some first hand experience
from someone without an economic interest. Thanks. Leo