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About Gerry Bulfin

Gerry Bulfin is a licensed water treatment contractor and consultant based in Santa Cruz California and founder and owner of Clean Water Systems and Stores Inc. Gerry is a long time member of the National Ground Water Association, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Quality Association (WQA).

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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 orproblems.  I also like to do these quick Q&A episodes to answer some questions that we get. Every … 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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Acid Well Water: When to Use Soda Ash Systems to Treat Acidic Well Water

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 for well water? Why use soda ash instead of a calcite neutralizer? What are the … Continue reading 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 these 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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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, fixtures, 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 Acid Well Water: The Simple Way to Neutralize Acidic Well Water & End Copper Corrosion Problems

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Podcast Q&A 8: “I’m looking for a no-salt water softener for our very hard well water”

No-Salt Water Softeners for Well Water? Hello and welcome again to the Clean Water Made Easy Podcast Q&A, this is Q&A Episode 8. In this episode, I am going to answer a question about No-Salt Water Softeners for well water.  Actually, they should be referred to as no-salt water conditioners, not softeners since they do … Continue reading Podcast Q&A 8: “I’m looking for a no-salt water softener for our very hard well water”

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Iron & Manganese Removal Using Manganese Dioxide Filter Media

Welcome to Episode 11 of Clean Water Made Easy Podcast.  In today’s episode, our host Gerry Bulfin, a water treatment contractor and WQA Certified Master Water Specialist discusses iron filter media, particularly manganese dioxide filter media for removing iron and manganese from well water. Manganese dioxide is a natural filter media that effectively removes iron, manganese … Continue reading Iron & Manganese Removal Using Manganese Dioxide Filter Media

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