[QUOTE=rabbit_39;285397 Actually you can save electricity by getting your water from the roof mounted tank, and have your well pump fill it when it comes down to half full. This way you get a little better efficiency from the pump.[/QUOTE]
That is how mine works rabbit but my roof mounted tank also uses an electric booster pump for pressure although it can be gravity fed with less pressure.
I still think a simple Krisbow petrol genset will suffice if PLN fails as it can also drive an A/C. I cannot see a solar electrical panel do that.
Agree ...let's not hijack this thread...If I have another question or thought about systems I'll start a new thread and ask the mods how to transfer these last few 'off-topic' posts.
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The water from the well is not of great quality...makes our towels go brown. Someone who has lived in Bali for years chided us saying 'Never buy white towels!"
I talked with a guy yesterday who sells/installs automatic water filters. He will come this week to assess our requirements, so I'll ask him.
Oh! update from missy....PDAM is not available....even with her power she cannot make stuff like water happen...she is so disappointing!
Filters can work but are rather expensive. Try looking into a deeper drilling (30 meters vs 10) for cleaner water. Of course the pump will have to be upgraded then.
And filters can be scams. I've seen "Reverse OSmosis" filtration system installed that is nothing more than a Hodge podge if Pumps and membrane filters. The pumps are low pressure/high volume even. I'm not aware of low head RO filters that doesn't require higher pressures.
The filter we use for remote area water systems are from aqua sentry. They are gravity fed ultra membrane. no pumps needed and the filter lasts years given you don't try to filter mud and backwash quite often.
www.smart-bali.com but not yet committed....it is a tall charcoal filter with an automatic backflush cleaning system.
When I lived in Arizona the water was very hard and I fitted a similar system to soften water...I got it from Home Hardware...it used salt pellets to cleanse the membrane on a pre-progammed timer. It worked!
@jstar...the builder tells me our well is 40 metres deep.
Time to move to Ubud. Good water here.