jetski test tank help

Nov 17, 2014
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lake elsinore
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i just got a jetski test tank. its small. about 15ft long 5ft wide and 3ft deep.
i use it to test carbs and see how skis run. i run mostly 2 stroke jetskis which put alot of oil in the water.
tank came with an intex sand filter. any ideas on how to filter the tank and be able to use the water as long as possible?
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jblizzle

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:wave: Welcome to TFP!!!

At most that is about 1500 gallons of water. Which will likely cost you much less than $15 to fill. I am not sure it is worth the effort to try to install a pump and filter system. You could maintain a little chlorine in the water to prevent algae ... although the jetski will not care if there is algae. There is not a huge need to keep this water sanitary since no one will be swimming in it.

You could add a cheap Intex pump/filter combo, but all a pump and filter would do would be to remove any debris. You will need to worry about chemistry if you want to prevent algae and make the water sanitary.

I kind of wonder what the effects of chlorine on the jetski pump/seals might be ....
 
Nov 17, 2014
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lake elsinore
#3
it has a intex sand filter running now on it. just got it going. just trying to minimize the oil rings i get on the skis i put in there. water doesnt need to be swimming pool clean at all.
 

jblizzle

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Well, oils are a completely different issue witch the pump/filter may not help very much with. You may need to keep some "scumballs" to try to absorb the oils or maybe use some enzyme products to break the oils down.
 

Bama Rambler

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The problem with paper filters is how often you'd have to change them.

I'd look for a small coolant oil skimmer and run that to remove the oil, and use the sand filter to after that to remove debris.