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    Hello again,

    I don't have a lot of water pressure and am tired of losing 7 PSI from the 5 Micron whole house filter. I understand that a sand filter or spin-down filter would not cause such a loss.

    Any recommendations?

    John

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    If your getting a lot of sand, a filter the size of a standard water softener works well. You can either backwash it manually or you can put an automatic head on it. Simple swimming pool sand (silica sand) will trap smaller particles that can be backwashed out to drain.

    These so called whole house filters are not what they claim to be. They are one faucet filters and shouldn't be used in any other way.

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    Speedbump....how do you feel about spin-down filters for lesser sand problems? I get some sand, but don't think I need a big backflushing sand filter. These can be manually flushed out.

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    I have a sand trap tank that traps sand and you simply drain it once in awhile to flush the sand out a garden hose.
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    I like them as much as I like the cartridge filters.

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    Do you dislike them because they need attention from the homeowner? Or do they cause a substantial pressure loss? Don't filter well enough?

    Just trying to figure out why you think are a poor choice for minor sand/grit problem. They seem to be a better solution than cartridge sediement filters....no replacement filters to buy. I have never used one before, I'm just trying to see what the options are.

    Thank you

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