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Choosing a Calcite Water Neutralizer for Acid Well Water

A Calcite Water Neutralizer Can Treat Acid Waters From pH 5.0 up to pH 6.9. A calcite water neutralizer will work best for treating acid well water if the pH of the water is between 5 and 6.9.  Over 6.9 no neutralizer is needed. For pH levels below 5.0, we generally recommend a chemical feed … Continue reading Choosing a Calcite Water Neutralizer for Acid Well Water
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Top 9 Causes of Copper Corrosion in Home Piping Systems

Causes, prevention, and treatment of copper corrosion
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No Room for a Chlorinator? Use This Alternative Method to Eliminate Iron Bacteria

Well drilling and work on well pumps can introduce bacteria into the well. Iron bacteria thrive in water containing high levels of iron, and can accumulate in appliances and plumbing to create sludge, biofilm, and foul odors in water. Chlorine, ozone, or peroxide can kill bacteria and inhibit its recurrence when continually injected into water supplies, … Continue reading No Room for a Chlorinator? Use This Alternative Method to Eliminate Iron Bacteria
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Reader Letter: Treating Acid Water, Iron, and Sediment

Hi,  I am trying to figure out what combination of products I would need to fix the water coming of my parent’s well. They recently asked me to test the water since it had eaten through the well pump and was leaving blue lines in one of the bathtubs. Here are the problems:  a lot … Continue reading Reader Letter: Treating Acid Water, Iron, and Sediment
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Water Tests for Well Water

There are many water tests for well water available for homeowners. While relying on a private well can offer some great advantages – namely, the ability to completely control the quality and composition of your water – most well water users can attest that it comes with its own share of disadvantages as well. While … Continue reading Water Tests for Well Water
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Water Tests

While relying on a private well can offer some great advantages – namely, the ability to completely control the quality and composition of your water – most well water users can attest that it comes with its own share of disadvantages as well. Perhaps the biggest trouble with well water stems from the variety of … Continue reading Water Tests
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Adding Filter Media to Downflow (Backwashing) Neutralizers

Earlier this week a customer wrote to us with a question about adding more calcite media to his neutralizer.  A simple question, really, but with a potentially complicated answer, depending on the  neutralizer in question. The process of adding filter media to a neutralizer tank may differ a bit depending on what type of tank … Continue reading Adding Filter Media to Downflow (Backwashing) Neutralizers
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Neutralizing Rainwater with a Calcite Blend Neutralizer

While most of the letters we receive come from well and city water users, we occasionally get letters from people who use rainwater as a primary water source at home.  If you are one of our rainwater-harvesting customers, you may have noticed that rainwater tends to have a low pH when first collected.  Often, this … Continue reading Neutralizing Rainwater with a Calcite Blend Neutralizer
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What Are the Potential Problems with Using a Calcite Only Acid Neutralizer?

Yesterday we talked a little bit about neutralizing water without a calcite neutralizer. As we mentioned, this can be done fairly effectively with a Birm blend iron filter – that is, an iron filter filled with a mix of gravel, calcite, and Birm filter media. However, for best results we recommend using a standalone calcite … Continue reading What Are the Potential Problems with Using a Calcite Only Acid Neutralizer?
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Using Air charger iron filters to filter water

In our last blog post we discussed the difference between air charger iron filter and Maxi-Vent air compressor systems.  Today we got a letter from a customer who was experiencing acidic water with high levels of iron.  For solving both problems with one system, we recommended he use a Birm blend iron filter with either … Continue reading Using Air charger iron filters to filter water
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