I'm interested to know if it is worth installing a large water filter immediately after the water mains. To exclude all the suspended particles in the piped water, I would go for a simple particle filter without the activated carbon element.
We are currently using a simple RM8 changeable filter and considering upgrading to one of those types with the backwash facility. I am skeptical of the backwash process since it is basically the same dirty piped water that does the washing, hence don't it deposit/trap the sediments within the filter?
Comments from current backwash filter users are welcomed. It would be good to also hear from people with academic/research references on the use of such devices.