Floating Intake Filters
Being Water's Floating Intake Filter is used to pull the cleanest available water in the storage tank or cistern by resting several inches below the surface. This is important because sediment sinks to the bottom and debris floats on top.
How It Works
The floating Intake filter accepts water in the stainless steel filter, then through the low friction smooth wall,food grade, flexible piping and exits through the check valve on it's way to the watering system.
The check valve is positioned at the tank wall in a vertical position on top mount installations to allow more access room in the tank opening and horizontally in bottom mount installations for ease of assembly purposes.Depending on your circumstances, the check valve can be mounted either on the inside or the ourside of the tank.
The screen always stays submerged under water unless the tank is emptied. Once the water level gets within an inch of the bottom of the tank, air will enter the valve and any water contaminated with sediment will not be drawn into the system. This is very important if the water system is being used for irrigation where small emitters that could become easily plugged are used. Or, if the water is being sent to secondary filtration for further cleaning.
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One and One Half Inches
Food Grade Hoses
After surveying our customers desire for using rainwater for more than just irrigation and washing clothes, we decided to incorporate commercial quality food grade hoses in our 1" and 1-1/2" floating intake filters. This is the same type of product that is used in food production plants and dairies throughout the world and the material is FDA approved. This No-Kink flexible piping is guaranteed to not kink under normal conditions and has a working pressure of 150 psi.
Do Floating Intake Filters Realy Make a Difference in Water Quality?
Absolutely! Here's an article titled The Secret to Successful Rainwater Harvesting: Floating Filter Intakes by Doug Pushard, that details how valuable they really are.
Available in 3 sizes....
as a complete kit with everything you need to install it in your tank quickly and easily or, you can purchase just the filter head if you have a special application.
Custom Products available.
If you don't see what you need here please contact us for a quote for your particular application. Special orders normally take an extra week to process and build.