whole house filter issues
I need some information on what may be causing an issue with my filter system. I bought this house 10 years ago and it already had a filter installed. I live in a rural area north of Raleigh NC. I had a pump go bad in October 2012 and found out then the well is 452 feet deep. it was quite the workout pulling it out. I replaced the pressure and switch at the same time convincing myself it was the best thing to do. The filter is a Whirlpool WHKF-DWHV and I presently use a 50 micron filter. Over this past weekend I put in a hot water tank and needed to move it to a more centrally located position within the house. I also installed a Rusco spin down sediment filter with a 140 mesh stainless screen. I was hoping to be a position to change my filter less often. I only get about 2 weeks from a 50 micron paper filter. I enjoyed amazing water pressure and actual hot water for a day before the screen was plugged. Here lies the problem. The screen was plugged with something. It wasn't sediment otherwise I think the spin down part would have worked but this was like short pieces of hair. I had to take the screen out and continue using the other filter system which catches everything but I was hoping to relieve myself from changing filters so often. The filter plugs faster with the amount of rain I get and with Hurricane season around the corner I need to extra filters on hand. Can anyone tell me what this algae like substance is from or how to contain it? Or point me in a direction where I might find more information? I would prefer not call in a plumber since all trades here are astronomically priced once they show up but more often than not don't show up at all. Please let me know if I left anything out and always any help would be greatly appreciated.