Pentair Freshpoint water filter

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by jetdad, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. jetdad

    jetdad New Member

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    texas
    I had a new well drilled 2 months ago and can't get the water to clear. I have run it open flow (20GPM) for two weeks and at the suggestion of a well service professional ran it with a choke at 10GPM for two hours and then rest for 30 min., for two weeks. It is very cloudy (can't see through it in a wine glass) after it is pumped for five minutes and then begins to clear after about 10 min. The well is 260' deep with the pump set at 220'. Static level is 180'. the driller thinks it is veins of shale running through the sand. He is going to drill me another well close to a neighbor's well that has great water at 285'. I tried a 1 micron whole house filter to see if it would have any effect. It did not. If I encounter the same problem with the new well, I think I'm stuck. Has anyone had recent experience with the Pentair Freshpoint filter? It's expensive and would not be much fun gagging down the cost if it did not clear the turbidity. Is there a way to test to see what I would have to filter down to to get results without purchasing the unit? I would appreciate any feedback.
  2. Waterwelldude

    Waterwelldude Well driller,pump repair. and septic installer

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    Texas
    What part of Texas is this? If it is a well set in sand, it should not have any shale in the sand.
    The shale and sand should not in the same layer.
  3. jetdad

    jetdad New Member

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    Location:
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    I'm in Grayson county which is north Texas. It is in sand. They hit sand after going through shale at 242'. We are pumping from a zone 16' thick. I watched them complete the gravel pack but did not see the bentonite go in. Thanks for the reply.
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