Hand pump water filter?

evilscott(USDA=10, Sunset=24)September 7, 2012

My area (San Diego) has salty tap water and some of my plants are sensitive to this. I was thinking I could fill a bucket with water and use a hand pump with a filter to filter out the salts.

Has anyone done something like this or do you know of any pump filters that reduce the salts?


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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

Potassium filter will reduce salt sodium. Most filters are for Kitchen use. I've never used one.

Here is a link that might be useful: salt removing filters

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 6:28PM
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Reverse osmosis would work, but it would be very expensive (see second part of above post) for irrigation use. However, You might be able to justify the cost if you bought a unit for kitchen use and carried some of it outside. The ion exchange units (also expensive) wouldn't really help because they just exchange one salt for another.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 6:53AM
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