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When To Use a Spindown Filter for Well Water

If your filter cartridge is getting clogged way too fast, then it is time to consider using a spin down filter. Why should you consider using a Spindown Filter instead of a filter cartridge? Most of our backwash filter systems (like the iron filters, sediment backwash filters, or calcite neutralizers) do remove quite a lot … Continue reading When To Use a Spindown Filter for Well Water
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How To Remove Sand From Well Water With a Centrifugal Sand Separator

Diving deeper into our focus on well water treatment systems for removing sand and sediment, we will now examine the benefits of centrifugal sand separators: In a centrifugal sand separator, the water rushes through the device and the centrifugal forces sling large particles, sand, debris, and sludge outward to the separator wall and downward in … Continue reading How To Remove Sand From Well Water With a Centrifugal Sand Separator
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Removing Sand And Sediment From Well Water And The Four Most Effective Systems

This week on our blog we will be focusing on well water treatment systems for removing sand and sediment as it can often be a significant issue for property owners. Sand and sediment in well water is often a serious problem for many people using well water and will cause rapid deterioration of fixtures as … Continue reading Removing Sand And Sediment From Well Water And The Four Most Effective Systems
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How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House

Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and alter the appearance and taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations … Continue reading How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House
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13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

One problem we often hear about is unpleasant odors from some but not all of the fixtures in the house.  For example, the upstairs bathroom shower has a bad odor, but the downstairs kitchen or bath have no odor. This can be caused by bio-films of iron and/or sulfur bacteria forming in certain sections of … Continue reading 13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water
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Determining Your Well Water Flow Rate On Systems With Pressure Tanks

Flow rate is tested when a well is initially drilled and can be tested again to determine if there are problems with the well. It can also be important to determine your flow rate if you are looking to install new pumps or filters on your well water system. If you have a standard well … Continue reading Determining Your Well Water Flow Rate On Systems With Pressure Tanks
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Well Water Water Testing

There are a large number of well water test kits and water testing labs available for the home water-well owner including some tests you can do yourself, quickly and accurately in the privacy of your own home. If you already understand your water is safe but are attempting to solve a specific well water problem such … Continue reading Well Water Water Testing
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Well Water Treatment for New Homeowners: Four Important Steps To Take

If you just purchased a new home or are new to well water systems, it pays to educate yourself about your well and pump system, and be able to understand how to read a water test report.  Whether you decide to purchase and install a water treatment system, or have a local water treatment professional … Continue reading Well Water Treatment for New Homeowners: Four Important Steps To Take
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No-Salt Water Softeners For The Whole House And Family

Earlier this week a customer wrote to us asking for a whole house filter and salt-free softener system that also removes chlorine. This is certainly possible, but first, let’s explore how no-salt water softeners actually work: Salt-free water conditioners work by producing a catalytic reaction to convert calcium and magnesium in water to form calcite … Continue reading No-Salt Water Softeners For The Whole House And Family
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Off-The-Grid Water Systems

From the first to the third world, having clean water on or off-the-grid is necessary all across the globe. Earlier this week, one of our customers wrote to us asking about water treatment options for his off-the-grid camp. Luckily he had some solar panels with 110v at his disposal. For his situation, we recommended our … Continue reading Off-The-Grid Water Systems
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