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Media (Sand) Filters

Media (Sand) Filters are important for any drip irrigation systems using pond, stream or lake water. The sand is used to clean the dirty water and make it suitable for drip systems. 

Many farmers have a very valuable asset on the farm that they take for granted and completely ignore. The common farm pond contains that wonderful treasure ---WATER! When we team this with Drip Irrigation, it’s the perfect complement for a great growing season!  Sand Filters are an extremely valuable tool to any grower with access to surface water (pond, river, stream etc.). Growers should recognize that pond water is a valuable asset that should be protected from contamination from livestock or silt filling in.

Sand filters, in conjunction with drip irrigation, allow the farmer to provide his crop with regular waterings which are proven to have higher yields than crops depending on rain. This is also a fairly inexpensive way to irrigate.   The filters are simple and have very few moving parts. I have found they work well for many years without requiring any maintenance other than replacing the media every other year.

Drip tubings are easily clogged without the proper filtration, especially when using dirty water. This is your best defense against clogging emitters.  Emitters and drip tape are especially vulnerable because of their tiny emitters.

Media Filters use sand and sometimes gravel to remove the debris from dirty water sources.  The water is washed in the sand and the Sand Filter sends the clean water to the irrigation.  The filters can then be flushed out to rid it of the debris.  The frequency of backflushing depends on how dirty the water is and often your run the system.

See our Online Video on How To Set up Media Filters    

Stainless Steel Sand Filters by Fresno. Fiberglass Triton Filters. Victolic Grooved Couplers, Gaskets and PVC Grooved Adapters. These filters are used in larger applications from ponds, lakes, and streams where higher water volume requirements are needed. They are simple to use and offer tremendous filtering capabilities and easy to clean.

See our Online Video on How To Set up Media Filters          http://www.berryhilldrip.com/blog/2012/08/media-filter-setup-for-pond-irrigation/