Where do I Install a Spin-Down Filter On My Well Water Filtration System?

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May 8, 2021

Purchasing a Rusco spin-down filter is one of the smartest choices you can make for filtering sediment out of your well water. In addition to being highly effective, it’s economically sustainable. Knowing where exactly to install your spin-down filter on your well water filtration system is just as important as purchasing the filter in the first place. If the filter isn’t placed in the right spot it can hinder its ability to operate most effectively.. Let’s look at the best place to install a spin-down filter.

You’ll want to make sure that you place your filter on the pressure side of the pump, after the pressure tank. This helps to ensure that you’re protecting the pump. It also allows the filter to be cleaned without losing any pump prime.

When it comes to connecting a water filter to a well water filtration system, you’ll want to place it along the main water supply line where it enters the house. It’s also important to put it along the line before it hits the water softener or storage tank. The sooner you allow the sediment filtration process to happen, the better for the entire system.  Allowing sediment to travel a good distance through your pipes will just lead to unnecessary wear and tear over time, which will only cause problems and lead to spending money on repairs that you can absolutely avoid by simply placing a Rusco spin-down filter as close to the point of entry as possible..

While it may sound like common sense, it’s important to place the filter in a location where it won’t get damaged. A place clear from any possible impact, freezing, excessive heat or chemicals.

Accessibility is also an important consideration from a cleaning and maintenance standpoint. Even though a Rusco spin-down filter is designed to be self-cleaning you will need to flush out all of the sediment it traps, so the easier the access to it the better. A Rusco filter in a lot of cases can also be used for years without needing to replace any parts, but if and when you do need to take it apart you won’t want to fight your way to get to it.

According to Admiral Plumbing Services, a lot of sediment filters on the market require that you replace a cartridge as frequently as every couple of months, which can have a big impact on the cost of ownership of a particular filter. Rusco spin-downs are designed to be flushed which extends the life of the filter requiring much less frequent cartridge replacement.

Rusco offers a variety of micron sizes when it comes to the element inside of the filter and it’s very easy to change should you decide you need to filter a type of sediment with a different micron rating. Changing the element on a Rusco filter is as simple as twisting the cover off and popping the old element out.

When you purchase a filter from Rusco, you’re also provided with everything you need for installation right in the box. Some filters on the market require tools to install, but Rusco filters are designed with simplicity in mind, which means it’s easy to connect to your existing system without needing any extras!

For any further questions regarding where to hook up your Rusco spin-down filter to your well water filtration system or how the filter can make your life easier, feel free to give Rusco a call at 1-800-345-1033. Customer service representatives are available to help Monday through Friday. You can also always visit our website at www.rusco.com.

Source Notes: Information in this article regarding general filter maintenance time came from Admiral Plumbing Services.

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