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About Gerry Bulfin

Hello! I am a licensed water treatment contractor and consultant based in Santa Cruz CA founder and owner of Clean Water Systems and Stores Inc.

If you are having water quality problems with your well water, or not happy with your city water for any reason, our team can help you.

Do you have any questions or need help with your water? If there is any question I can answer or help in any way, please email me at gerrybulfin@cleanwaterstore.com!

I started in the water business in the 1980s, installing well water systems and treatment plants in Northern California for small communities and commercial applications. Our company now specializes in well water treatment systems, although we have many customers in diverse commercial and industrial applications as well.

I have had the pleasure and great fun to work in many countries and meet many of our customers in North America, Asia and South America. I have been a member of the National Ground Water Association, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Quality Association (WQA) for many years and attend many technical conferences.

We try to help folks as much as we can, and stand behind our unique products with excellent warranty and money-back guarantees.

Thanks for visiting our site and blog.

Gerry

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Here are my most recent posts

Using Ozone To Treat Iron and Sulfur Odors in Well Water

Why Use Ozone to Treat Iron, Manganese, Sulfur Odor & Bacteria? Ozone is a gas generated onsite by an ozone generator.  While chlorine is commonly used in well water to treat iron, manganese, and odors, it can leave a chlorine taste and odor in the water. Chlorination systems require fresh chlorine to be regularly added, … Continue reading Using Ozone To Treat Iron and Sulfur Odors in Well Water
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How to Troubleshoot Low Water Pressure On Well Water Systems

Episode 15. How to Troubleshoot Low Water Pressure On Well Water Systems Read or Listen to See How to troubleshoot Low Water Pressure On Well Water. Today’s episode is all about how to troubleshoot low water pressure on well water for homes and small businesses. Do you have plenty of water, but experience low water … Continue reading How to Troubleshoot Low Water Pressure On Well Water Systems
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Podcast Q&A 11: Why Use a Static Mixer for Chlorination Systems?

Hello. Welcome to the Clean Water Made Easy Podcast Question & Answer. This is Q&A Episode #11. Each week in our main podcast, I try to go deeper into various well water treatment systems and specific applications and problems.  I also like to do these quick Q&A episodes to answer some questions that we get. … Continue reading Podcast Q&A 11: Why Use a Static Mixer for Chlorination Systems?
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“What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection

Disinfection of your water is crucial to ensuring that your water is safe to drink and free of harmful bacteria and other organisms.  The primary methods of disinfection are chlorination, hydrogen peroxide injection, ozone, and UV light.  All of these methods, however, require sufficient contact time between the water and the disinfectant.  Proper contact time … Continue reading “What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection
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14. Acid Well Water: When to Use Soda Ash Systems to Treat Acidic Well Water

Show Notes       In this episode, I talk about when to use Soda Ash for Acid Well Water.  Topics discussed include: What is low pH and why you might want to correct your low pH to a neutral pH? What is soda ash; Why use soda ash instead of a calcite neutralizer? When … Continue reading 14. Acid Well Water: When to Use Soda Ash Systems to Treat Acidic Well Water
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5 Common Mistakes in Selecting Water Treatment Systems

Over the last 30 years, we have worked on the installation of thousands of well water treatment systems. Unfortunately, by the time our customer worked with us, they were installing their 2nd or 3rd system after having problems with the treatment system they had before.  We realized after some time that there were 5 common … Continue reading 5 Common Mistakes in Selecting Water Treatment Systems
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Podcast Q & A 10: Should I Use Phosphate To Treat Corrosive Water?

Hello. Welcome to the Clean Water Made Easy Q & A. My name is Gerry Bulfin. I’m a WQA-Certified Master Water Specialist and Water Treatment Contractor. Every week on our main podcast we delve deeper into the various well water treatment systems and problems. I also do this quick Q & A episodes because we … Continue reading Podcast Q & A 10: Should I Use Phosphate To Treat Corrosive Water?
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Podcast Q & A 9: Can I Use Pool Chlorine Tablets to Treat My Storage Tank?

Hello. Welcome to the Clean Water Made Easy Podcast Question and Answer Episode 9. My name is Gerry Bulfin. I’m a WQA-Certified Master Water Specialist and Water Treatment Contractor here in Santa Cruz, California. We get a lot of phone calls, emails, and chats through our website. For this, I’m  picking the more interesting ones … Continue reading Podcast Q & A 9: Can I Use Pool Chlorine Tablets to Treat My Storage Tank?
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13. Acid Well Water: The Simple Way to Neutralize Acidic Well Water & End Copper Corrosion Problems

Did you know that rainwater is slightly acidic, and in some cases can be very acidic?  This can cause acidic groundwater and might cause your well water to be corrosive to plumbing, fixture, and appliances. Common causes for acidic well water are from acid rainfall due to atmospheric carbon dioxide and other airborne pollutants, and in … Continue reading 13. Acid Well Water: The Simple Way to Neutralize Acidic Well Water & End Copper Corrosion Problems
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12. Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Treatment: How to Eliminate Odors with Peroxide

How to Eliminate Odors and Freshen Well Water with Hydrogen Peroxide In today’s Episode, I am talking all about hydrogen peroxide for well water and how great it works to eliminate odors in well water.  This is the same hydrogen peroxide found at the local pharmacy or supermarket but in a slightly higher concentration. Four … Continue reading 12. Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Treatment: How to Eliminate Odors with Peroxide
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