Untreated Well Water Filter System

Untreated Well Water Filter System

Today we’re going to discuss a well water
whole-house filter system. Here we have a 20 inch big blue filter housing and for well
water there are a couple of different options. If you’re just simply going to be removing
sediment because there’s just crud in your water, we’re talking about particulate, maybe
it’s sand, maybe it’s something that’s smaller, then you need a sediment filter, and there
are, as I indicated a number of options. The most common for well water, is probably something
like this. This is a poly-propylene spun sediment filter; it’s available in a number of micron
ratings. It would install inside of this filter housing. It’s an industry standard size, which
means they’re, you know, manufactured by many manufacturers. It’s not proprietary or
something that’s going to disappear from the market in a few weeks. And these install very
easily, and you can see a video of me installing one of these complete single big blue filter
housings in my own home at YouTube, or on WaterFilters.NET and it’s really not a complicated
process at all. Now if your water is just a little bit worse off and needs a little
more tender loving care, then you might have two filter housings in series, where the water
comes into this first stage, where we have the sediment filter, appropriate for well
water. You want to avoid pleated cellulose that would be bad for untreated water. Water
comes in, goes through the sediment filter, then it comes into stage two, which would
be in most cases a granular activated carbon filter. Now if you do have a hydrogen sulfide
or rotten egg smell, then you need to talk about KDF. KDF is a special media that’s much
more potent than carbon and capable of removing hydrogen sulfide. Now the only issue you may
have here, is this filter’s going to have a little more pressure drop, and it’s something
that you may need to experiment with. If you find that it works for you but the pressure
drop is too much to bear, then you can go into a parallel configuration, which the water
line would split, and go through two filter housings, and then the water line would reconverge
into the single line, so that you effectively double the surface area, so that you can accommodate
the pressure drop of this kind of filter media. But KDF, Kinetic Degradation Fluxion, is very,
very good media for hydrogen sulfide and a number of other contaminants. But this is
your typical well water situation, mounted on a double mounting bracket, sediment filter,
followed by either a regular carbon filter or a carbon KDF filter, and that’ll make your
well water, your neighbors are just going to line up at your door with 5 gallon buckets,
ready to fill it up. So, here’s a system that will work for you on well water. I’m Aquaman,
thanks for watching.

45 thoughts on “Untreated Well Water Filter System

  1. will this makes the water potable? and could I use this for a hand pump well? What would you recommend would be the best (lo cost/efficient/reliable) way to have a hand pump well with water you can drink?

  2. @aquamanwisdom yeah, my brother and I are planning on buying some land out in the sticks and digging our own shallow well, anyway I've been researching and found other people that dug their own wells with a hand pump but the water that comes out is unfiltered. I was wondering if you could put filters on a hand powered well pump so that the water that comes out can be safe to drink right away.

  3. @aquamanwisdom I will, but we're talking at least 2 years from now. I just get excited thinking about it. Thanks for the information!

  4. Does this prevent staining of clothing and bath fixtures with a rust-colored stain? My husband has a home on well water, but the water is not potable and is not good for cleaning either, since it stains everything. They buy water in jugs for drinking, cooking, and pets. I don't know if it's iron or something else. Also, there is a foul odor to the water. Would a filter system such as this prevent both the staining and make the water potable for all uses?

  5. Great video.Most wells in florida has tannin and hydrogen sulfide which can be easilly treated with high active carbon filter without taking valuable calcium,instead of putting expensive ion exchange salt units which waste water and energy and the water is not drinkable.Solving that, they put reverse osmosis to make water dead and propose that is the best for you.Alkaline water is the most beneficial for your body and if you have PEX piping and glass lined water heater,you are all set.

  6. odors are usually caused by iron and/or sulphur in the water, or sewage leakage.. yucchh!
    Iron bacteria shows up as a orange sludge. these are treatable but expensive. a high quality water conditioning system may include an additional separate iron and/or sulphur removal device. Highly recommend a sediment pre- filtre before the system. There are premium conditioners on the market that reduce the amount of salt back into the house water as well as out in the backwash to the septic tank.

  7. Most of the wells in US will have coliform bacteria,which is naturally occuring.You are not going to die from it,all you need is pour chlorine to your well and let it run for a while,then let it sit and rinse the piping again.Also most of wells are naturally mineral water,so don't get rid of minerals in change of sodium.You need minerals to live,so are animals and plants.Do not drink dead reverse osmosis water or chemicalized from softeners.

  8. If you have iron or hydrogen sulfide,then you need filter for that.Active carbon pressurized vessel filter will remove partially heavy metals,chlorine, tannin and hydrogen sulfide.Granulated carbon filter cartrige will remove the same but you have to change often,it clogs fast and for low water flow only.

  9. For an H2S problem (hydrogen sulfide) KDF media works very well, but you'll need two filter housings in a parallel configuration to avoid flow restriction. In a perfect world anyone with a serious iron, manganese, or h2s problem would have an automatic backwashing system with greensand and/or KDF 85 filter media.

  10. I agree with most of your statement, but you lost my support when you started in on the demineralized "dead" water thing. This is nothing more than totally unsubstantiated false science. It's all over the internet, but has no basis in peer reviewed empirically studied science. There are, however, several studies proving that average people consuming a regular diet have absolutely zero risk of either leaching minerals or of failing to consume enough minerals.

  11. I agree there is no proof till one gets sick due to lack of minerals.But there is a fact,that mineral water is very beneficial and body takes essential minerals from it faster with less energy.Ofcourse just mineral water will not fulfill daily dose,but it helps in majority ways to stay healthy, to regenerate blood better and carry nutritiones more efficiently without taking minerals from bones and teeth.Talking food in US,that's mostly unhealthy GMO food full of poisons.Stay Strong,Stay Alkaline

  12. And I'm talking naturally alkaline (mineral) water,not all those scams with pH show-offs and artificially alkaline water.I like your filters and the video is very informative.Thank you very much for sharing info.

  13. My well water is very hard. I have placed a water softner for in house use. But the I plumbed the irrigation and couple of hose bibs before the water softner and water is eating through (breaking) my concrete. So I like to add another filter right at the well. Well water goes into an underground 5000ga tank and then pressurized and travel 400' and 20' lift to the house. Any recommendation?

  14. So I find this video online and was immediately sold by your knowledge. I went on the site to purchase one of your 20" double filter sets, but had a few questions regarding it. So I contacted your store today and spoke with a girl named Jennifer. On your own website, the Pentek 20-ST states that you can change the filter, without having to shut off the entire water system. Jennifer told me that was incorrect and that I was reading it wrong. After asking her to interpret it for me, she couldn't.

  15. Hello Aquaman!
    I just bought a house with this setup:  Well > Filter > Softener.  Do I need a softener with the setup you have in the video?  I'm using a carbon filter only and going through them every 3-4 weeks!  Thanks in advance

  16. I have a question. I have a well and a water softener and my washer machine filters and some filter in the water softener keep getting clogged up with fine sand, would this bigblue and a sediment filter installed before my water softener prevent the sand from entering my water softener and my house.

  17. I've got iron… health department report says it's not unsanitary it just stains toilets, sinks and greatly shortens (1/2) the life of the refrigerator filters. What's a good option?

  18. I really like the clear housing, but I only have 3/4" pipe. Can I reduce the 1" fittings in the housing to 3/4" without affecting performance?

  19. Hi, do you have recommendation on what kind of filter do I need to buy for the well that kills any bacteria in the water?

  20. Will this filter work for extremely fine sediment (it feels like flour and looks like grey paste?) Every one I have used plugs in a few minutes.

  21. Will this filter work for extremely fine sediment (it feels like flour and looks like grey paste?) … I don't see the reply to this question. Any help would be appreciated.

  22. How does the carbon and the KDF filter work with low pH well water system? I have a calcite pH correction system installed.
    How about treatment for organic and bacterial/algae contaminants? There is a lot of slimy clear buildup in the filters. I'm affraid it will ruin the carbon media filter. Any suggestions?

  23. dump near by started suck water out of the ground because they contaminated the water supply. this dropped the water table by a lot. Had to drill new well. now there is heavy salt content. (taste salty), had company come in and instal complicated filter system. even added chlorine, and water softener. The water is still salty. What do you suggest? [email protected]

  24. What are the flow rates that these filter can handle? Do these filter connect directly to the well pump or after the water is pumped into a holding tank?

  25. Why shouldn't I use a pleated filter as the 1st stage after my well tank, I agree with activated carbon as 2nd stage. I am just curious why a pleated filter is bad as the first stage vs spun filter which you recommend.

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