Sediment Filter

Removes sand, dirt, clay, silt and fine organic matter from cloudy water

North Star Sediment Filter

You can see sediment in water by filling a clear drinking glass and holding it up to a light. The sediment particles are either suspended in the water or settled to the bottom of the glass.

 North Star Filter

Features and Benefits Include:

Models NSSFSSA 10″ Sediment Filter (includes mineral, gravel and sand) Model NSAPFXLA 12″ All-purpose Filter (does not include mineral, gravel and sand)

  • An Extremely Hard, Fine Bed of Aggregate traps dirt, sand, silt, and other particles as water passes through it.
  • Automatic Backwashing flushes the sediment from the unit and is done at pre-determined intervals, depending on the severity of the problem. The control allows the lengthening of the backwash time for severe problems.
  • Bed Never Needs Replacement under normal operating conditions
  • New Easy-To-Use 24-Volt Controller – Solid State Control with 24 Volt transformer included, provides precise control of all functions
  • Full 1-Inch Diameter Riser Tube for increased flow rate
  • Multi-Wrap™ Fiberglass Reinforced Resin Tank
  • Multi-Cycle Valve with easy-clamp ring and patented Teflon® discs
  • Includes Bypass Valve and Installation Kit
  • Warranty: 1 year on complete unit 3 years on electonic control and control valve body 10 years on mineral tank (excluding mineral)


Model NSSFSSA (10″ Sediment Filter)

  • Type of Mineral: Filter Aggregate
  • Amount of Mineral: 1.0 cu. ft.
  • Amount of Gravel Base: 17 lbs.
  • Amount of Filter Sand: 10 lbs.
  • Inlet Water Pressure Limits: 20 – 125 psi
  • Maximum Water Temperature: 120 oF
  • Minimum Inlet Water Flow: 270 gal./hour
  • Service Flow Rate: 10 gal./min.
  • Backwash Flow Rate: 4.5 gal./min.
  • Inlet-Outlet Pipe Size: 1″
  • Filtering Micron Rating: 20
  • Electrical Rating: 24V 60Hz
  • Type of Backwash Process: Automatic
  • Recommended Limitation Level: 20 Microns
  • Capacity: 8,600 gallons (tested with 5.0 NTU, AC course test dust)

Model NSAPFXLA (12″ All-purpose Filter)

  • Type of Mineral: Not supplied
  • Recommended Amount of Mineral: 2.0 cu. ft.
  • Recommended Amount of Gravel Base: 29lbs.
  • Recomended Amount of Filter Sand: 15 lbs.
  • Inlet Water Pressure Limits: 20 – 125 psi
  • Maximum Water Temperature: 120 oF
  • Minimum Inlet Water Flow: 420 gal./hour
  • Backwash Flow Rate: 2.5, 5 or 7 gal./min.
  • Inlet-Outlet Pipe Size: 1″

North Star Sediment Filter Models NSSFSSA and NSAPFSSA Print