Sediment Filters for Well Water
A sediment filter for well water is most often used to remove suspended solids from the water. For example, sediment filters can remove sand, silt, dirt, scale, and rust. These well water sediment filters act like a sieve to catch and hold particles too large to pass through the filter's "net".
Two popular varieties of sediment filter for well water are the pleated sediment filter and the string wound sediment filter.
Pleated sediment filters are made of a thin sheet of filtering material, arranged in an accordion-like pleated configuration. This gives the filter a very large surface area. Although some types of well water sediment filters must be replaced when they become filled with sediment, pleated sediment filter can be washed and reused.
String wound sediment filters are one type of depth filter. In depth filters, particles pass through a thick wall of material. Filtering takes place throughout the depth of the filter. A string wound sediment filter cannot be washed and reused.