Protect Pumps From Sand – Remove Sand From Well Water

Sand in well water can be very damaging to turbine and submersible pumps.

Stop sand from damaging your water well pump impellers. Fits all makes and models of submersible and turbine pumps. Sand can be extremely damaging to water well pumps. In some cases, entire wells can be lost to sand intrusion.

To remove sand from well water, the SUB-K centrifugal separator or PPS Pump Protection Separator can prevent sand from entering the submersible or turbine pump. Thus preventing sand from damaging the pump and going downstream to your faucets and/or sprinklers.

The LAKOS SUB-K or PPS Separators can extend the life of a pump in a sandy well by 5-6 times by utilizing your pump’s flow to create centrifugal action and effectively remove sand from well water.

For smaller submersible pumps with flows 100 US GPM (23 m3/hr) or less, the SUB-K separator is the best solution.

For larger submersible pumps with flows over 100 US GPM (23 m3/hr), and for all turbine pumps, the PPS Pump Protection Separator is the best solution.

LAKOS SUB-K and PPS Separators are sold through distributors. Please contact us for a dealer location.


PPS Videos

Installing PPS Protects Farm Well Pumps

The Hay Barn in Florence, Arizona did not have enough water to keep their fields irrigated and decided to refurbish their old wells. Within a few months, the old pumps were destroyed overnight due to a sudden infiltration of sand. With a new installation of a LAKOS Pump Protection Separator it allowed the Hay Barn’s old wells to run efficiently without any signs of sand wear. Learn More


Plastics Manufacturer Reduces Pump Maintenance

Bruce Moss of Moss Well Drilling, Inc. in Galveston, Indiana had a customer who needed a replacement for sand-worn components in their pump, gave his customer new bearings and piping. Unfortunately, the parts needed to be replaced again in less than a year, and would have to drill a new well to avoid more sand wearing issues. But instead of spending $8,000 to drill the new well, Moss decided to install a LAKOS Pump Protection System and avoided the high costs of drilling a new well. Learn More


Cotton Turbine Relies on LAKOS Separator for Extended Life

A cotton farm near Phoenix, Arizona was experiencing severe pump efficiency loss and excessive annual repair costs caused by abrasive sand, a LAKOS Turbine Pump Protection Separator was installed. According to the owner, repair costs had been drastically reduced, the effective operation life of their pump has increased, and has operated for over five years with no loss or performance. Learn More


Homeowner Eliminates Sand in Water Well

A country homeowner installed a LAKOS Pump Protection Separator in his well and is able to protect it from excessive pump water, which has allowed him to save thousands of dollars in repairs, as well as eliminate maintenance to his pump, sprinklers, and appliances. Learn More