Well Water Black sediment in my Whole house water filter (YUK}

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by JohnnyTuinals, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. JohnnyTuinals

    JohnnyTuinals New Member

    Jul 29, 2011
    I live in the Poconos Pa. area and my house was built in 1996 (15 years}
    I thought it was best to replace my water heater and also my water Filter next to the water heater.
    The plumber showed me how bad the OLD water filter was,,It was eaten out the filter (Yuk}
    Lots of water Presure
    up till last year when I filled my jacuzzi it looked liked that the water was pretty cleaned
    Last winter the water was very dark and stuff flooting around (again Yuk}
    I never replaced the water filter in the 8 years I lived here.
    Anyways I replaced the filter a few days ago with a cheap $30 whilpool filter from lowes.
    Once installed
    after 15 mins of useing you would see BLACK sediment all over the filter but the water looks clean
    in a glass and the presure is good.
    I cleaned the Dirty black sediment filters a few times the First day and no change with a hose and still black sediment
    and the past 3 days I have cleaned and put the filters back in butttt still that same amount of black sediment.

    What do you good folks think might be the problem?
    To me since the Filter was eaten aways and I have been getting UNfiltered water for a long time,,,I
    would think its the well?
    What would you all do?....JT
  2. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Consult and Teach Well Drilling Internationally
    Virginia Beach, VA
    It sounds like a well problem. Filters stop debri and stuff from getting in your water system. I'd pump the water exaust (before the filter) for at least an hour to see if it clears up.
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  4. JohnnyTuinals

    JohnnyTuinals New Member

    Jul 29, 2011
    water exaust ,,,it that the Big Blue tank before the water filter?
    Or would it be best just to get someone in to just clean the line towards the filter?
    Makes no sense that a water filter would have all that black sediment within 15 - 30 mins.
    Would it be best to call a good local plumber or a Well guy,,,affraid many will rip me off lol........JT
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    You need to have the water tested to see what is in it. It could be manganese or sand or plenty of other things.

    Until one knows what it is, there is no way to know for sure how to fix it.
  6. JohnnyTuinals

    JohnnyTuinals New Member

    Jul 29, 2011
    Thanks I will get the water tested on monday,,,,but for now I will
    just remove the filter and clean the Black sediment with a hose off of the
    filter....sediment just washs right off..................JT
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