The water you use of irrigation can have a variety of contaminants that could encumber the healthy development of your crops. Some of these contaminants include algae, rotting organic matter, and silt. As such, it would be prudent to invest in a water filter system that will ensure your crops are receiving the appropriate hydration. It should be noted that the type of irrigation system you use would dictate the level of filtration that would be required. For instance, drip irrigation systems require fine filtration in order to prevent clogs in the system. Here are some of the types of water filter systems you can consider for irrigation.
Screen filtration systems
These types of filtration system work best when you are trying to eliminate inorganic compounds from your irrigation water. They have a stainless steel mesh that is quite fine to facilitate the removal of contaminants such as silt and soil. Screen filtration systems also tend to be more economical when compared to other water filter systems in the market.
Disc filtration systems
These types of filtration systems can eliminate a myriad of contaminants. They are made up of various grooved discs that have been stacked atop each other. These discs make the system have a 3D filtering effect. The three dimensional filtering makes the system effective in eliminating both organic matter such as weed and algae as well as inorganic materials such as soil. Another advantage of these filtration systems is that they are available in varying configurations. This makes it easy for you to expand the filtration of your irrigation system as need arises. It should be noted though that disc filtration systems function best when provided with high water pressure.
Media filtration systems
These are also known as sand filtration systems. They consist of tanks that have been filled with media in the form of sand or gravel. The irrigation water is then passed through these tanks and the media being used for filtration traps the contaminants that are in the water. Media filtration systems typically provide you with a larger surface area for filtration, which makes them an effective option. Once the particles have been trapped from the irrigation water, the water is redirected by a reverse mechanism that lifts and separates the sand medium, hence cleaning it from the water. Thus, you can rest assured that the water you are using for irrigation will be silt and contaminant free.