Cleaning Your Filter
It is recommended that your RainWatch filter is cleaned every 3-6 months and the cloth be replaced every three years depending on the volume and frequency of Rainfall in your area and the level of exposure to contaminants your tank processes.
The clear canister of the filter enables you to easily identify how dirty it is.
If it is time for a clean,
- simply open the top of the canister by removing the clips,
- remove the filter plate
- rinse your filtration membrane in clean water
When complete, simply reassemble the filter.
If a rinse is insufficient, the RainWatch filter cloth is machine washable (cold) up to ten times.
It is recommended that in order to keep a quality rainwater catchment, that you visually inspect your rainwater tank and surrounding catchment components (gutter roof water tank and pipework) every 6 months and de sludge your tank every 2-3 years.
With RainWatch as a pre-filter, the extraction of contaminants before the storage of rainwater results in a significant reduction of sediment build up in the rainwater tank. This means an exponential decrease in the amount of sludge that needs to be removed.
We estimate that with the addition of the RainWatch filter, the cleaning period and de-sludging can be extended to once every 5-10 years (depending on how well other components are maintained, and exposure to other contaminants).