You have several options when it comes to water filtration. A flood of new products have entered the market. Below are a few of the tried and tested filters and replacement cartriges that will ensure your birds have the purest drinking water.
Which water filter best fits your needs? Reliable Poultry has a wide variety of choices. To help you make a better choice first decide on the micron rating.
Sediment filters are rated by the size of particles they remove, in microns. Smaller micron numbers mean they can filter smaller particles. Just remember, the smaller the micron, the less flow you can push thru the filter.
One micron is one one-thousandth of a millimeter. Most micron ratings are “nominal”, meaning approximate. If the micron rating is “absolute” it is exact.
How Small is “Small”?
“Microns” (one thousandth of a millimeter) are used to measure the size of particles in water. Filters, too, are rated in microns, and the smaller the micron size of the filter element, the smaller the particle it will remove. A 20-micron filter will remove particles 20 microns or larger in diameter, while a 5-micron filter will remove sediment 5 microns or bigger. These micron ratings are nominal, or approximate. Sediment filters work by straining out the sediment and holding it. As you can imagine, as the filter collects sediment, it gradually plugs up and reduces the water flow. At some point, the filter is plugged and must either be cleaned (if possible) or replaced.