Deb, the color of the sediment filter isn't too much of an issue in and of itself. You really need to determine if it is clogged. You can install a backflush kit and / or install an inline pressure gauge to help you make that determination. A clogging sediment filter will show a drop in pressure over time. One other thing you can do is make an eduacted guess as to whther or not the unit is producing at a reduced rate. I would be concerned if your TDS
coming off the DI
is at 4ppm. It may be that you ought to change the resin or possibly add another DI
chamber. It could be that your incoming water is so high in TDS
that the RO
aren't catching everything. Coming off the RO
, the TDS
should be no more than 90% of the source TDS
(coming right off the well) and then coming off the DI
should be no higher than 1 (and preferably 0).
DaleHauze, whether or not you need a booster pump is dependent on your water pressure. If the pressure coming out of your line is less than 40 psi, you definitely want a booster pump. You may want a booster pump if it's less than 60 psi.