Understanding Micron Sizes for Water Filters

When choosing a water filter it is important to pick one that will effectively remove the contaminants in your water. Water filters are made to remove a variety of substances, from large particles like sand and dirt to tiny organism like bacteria.

What is a Micron Level?

Micron levels are used to determine the size of particles that a particular filter can remove; the smaller the micron level number, the more the particles it will remove. Although a water filter with a smaller number micron level will catch more contaminants, it will also clog faster and easier. So, the smallest micron level is not always the best choice.

What Micron Level Do I Need?

The best way to choose the right micron level for your water filtration needs is to determine what you need to remove from your water.

  • Contaminant to Be Removed
  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Pollen
  • Plant Sporesi
  • Cysts
  • Bacteria
  • Micron Level Range Needed
  • 20 - 100 Microns
  • 2 - 20 Microns
  • 10 - 100 Microns
  • 10 - 25 Microns
  • 2 - 50 Microns
  • 0.2 - 10 Micron

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