Sand filter for the well

Sand filters are used for numerous applications. Sand filters are also used to mechanically clean well water. However, there are some differences when it comes to the sand filter for the well. A sand filter alone is not enough. In addition, the sand filter for wells should not be confused with sand filters designed to filter out sand.

Applications for sand filters

The sand filter is an extremely versatile filter. It is best known for its use in swimming pools and pools. But the range of applications is much broader:

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  • Water basins and pools
  • Ponds and aquariums
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Well systems

Sand filter systems for sewage treatment plants, ponds or aquariums

The use as a sand filter for an aquarium or a pond is understandable. In addition to mechanical cleaning, the biological cleaning properties of the sand filter are also used here. This is why sand filters are so well suited for sewage treatment plants.

The sand filter at the well

When used as a filter system at the well, however, this is a bit confusing in some cases. After all, many well operators are concerned with filtering out fine sand (fine mineral particles, silt). Accordingly, there is also a wide range of conventional filters (stainless steel, paper, mats, etc.).) used as sand filters.

Not to be confused with a sand filter that filters out sand

However, this should not be confused with the sand filter system. Such sand filters only describe their filter task, while a sand filter system consists, among other things, of a filter housing, the filter medium of which is sand. Nevertheless, such a sand filter system is ideal for cleaning well water.

The fine sand in the well

With many wells, one of the main problems is fine sand. These are the finest mineral particles (silt) that are washed out with the groundwater. However, other substances can also become a problem. It is possible that iron ocher precipitates out of the groundwater when it comes into contact with oxygen.

Use of well water as drinking water

Well water is used as drinking water in most cases. Therefore, purely mechanical filtration, such as that made possible by the sand filter system, would not be sufficient by itself. The important filter in this case would be an activated carbon filter, which ensures that the water is actually of the highest drinking water quality.

Drinking water quality through activated carbon filter

However, in contrast to a sand filter, activated carbon filters are more expensive to operate because they have to be replaced regularly. Especially if this filter were to be clogged by massive fine sand washout. That would move the operating costs up enormously. In order to keep an activated charcoal filter ready for use as long as possible, it makes sense that it only takes on the filtering tasks that you put on it.

The sand filter reduces the operating costs of the activated carbon filter

So it is only logical that the well water is mechanically pre-cleaned "roughly" beforehand. This is done through a sand filter system. As with other sand filter systems, the operating costs are remarkably low. If the filter is full, the sand filter system can be backwashed. This significantly extends the service life of the downstream activated carbon filter.

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