Weird year, weird water filter maintenance?


Dirty pleated sediment filter

Let’s be honest, 2020 was weird...but, the practice of maintaining your water filter is not.

Couple things about your water filter during the “winter downtime,” if that applies. First, make sure and run your system daily, even if you don’t have a current grow or are in between harvests. 

It’s important for the health and longevity of your filters and membranes to avoid any still water, anywhere in your water filter system. Running your filter daily keeps the system bacteria and algae free, contaminants that can wreak havoc on not only the filters but the system itself.

However, if your system is already running slow don’t panic. If it’s cold outside the flow rate of reverse osmosis systems will always slow down, this is totally normal. If your system is clean and free of microbiological contamination, normal flow rates will return when it warms up.

Also, it never hurts to have backup filters around, just in case. 

No matter what the season is, your filters should be changed regularly, so having a spare on hand makes that easier to remember.

Reference our Filter Replacement Schedule for any of the filters and membranes HydroLogic sells. When in doubt, start fresh!

Keep in mind, your housings may also need to be replaced every few years. 

Temperature fluctuations and exposure to the elements can shorten the life of housings significantly. Refer to the system user manual to make sure the filter housings are always in top shape. Tossed it out? Head to our website, we’ve got a copy to download on your system’s product page under the “resources” tab.

Any questions? We are ready to help you. 

And finally, warm Holiday Greetings from all of us at HydroLogic and HyperLogic Professional Filtration Systems. As we look back on this remarkable year, the good, the bad, and everything in between, we just wanted to take a moment to express how grateful we are for you, our customers. You are the best, all of you, and we really mean that.

Looking forward to a better, brighter, and less weird 2021!