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Old 06-20-2019, 09:44 AM   #1
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Hi Folks
I'm curious if the lake water tends to be cleaner towards the top or the bottom.

The water line for my camp is approx 3' below the surface and 15' from shore.
Wondering if I should put it deeper. I have a dirt/rust filter at the pump.

Any info you may have is much appreciated.

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Old 06-20-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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I would put it in deeper water if you can. You will experience a lot less sediment in your filters due to less wave action and bottom movement in deeper water. I have mine in 11' of water... I change my sediment filters once during the summer and honestly I probably do not have to as they come out fairly clean. We also live at our camp full time...

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Great to know.
I'd love to hear how you keep it at that depth

I'm going to run the pvc through a milk crate with a few rocks in it and a rope tied to it for retrieval.

Will that be too close to the bottom??
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Great to know.
I'd love to hear how you keep it at that depth

I'm going to run the pvc through a milk crate with a few rocks in it and a rope tied to it for retrieval.

Will that be too close to the bottom??
My pump is in the water on a stand keeping directly off the bottom.

The PVC pipe should sink as long as you have all the air out of it. I never take my waterline out. Its been in the lake for 11 years now without an issue.

If your pumping from shore I would assume any kind of weight on the end of your black PVC would work as long as all the air is out of the lines...and yes I would keep it 10"-12" off the bottom.

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My system is like Dan's. It is a regular well pump in the water, so we never hear it start/stop/run. 10-11 ' deep at this time of year and the pump has a stanchion to keep it upright and off the bottom about 18". Never comes out of the lake. I do run the intake pipe and wiring through a 4" x 10' piece of PVC close to shore so ice and or water movement don't wear holes in the pipe where it rubs against the rocks at water's edge. We used to replace on shore jet pumps every few years. Using a well pump, we have replaced once, I think, in 20 years. Some people have concerns about running electricity out into the water, so the first installation, you might want a professional installation job.
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Like Dan and Descant we have a submersible pump that stays in year around. It is on a stainless steel frame at a 45 degree angle with the intake 1' off the bottom in about 14' of water. Change the filters twice a year, almost no sediment.

So go for deep but off the bottom. Also keep away from end of dock where prop wash kicks up the sediment.
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