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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

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. However, for best results, we recommend using a standalone calcite neutralizer tank. Today one customer wrote to us to ask about the potential drawbacks of using a calcite neutralizer, and we wanted to share our answer with you readers who might be … Continue reading What Are the Potential Problems with Using a Calcite Only Acid Neutralizer?
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How to configure a Neutralizer into your water treatment system

If you use multiple treatment systems for your well or city water, you have probably wondered whether their order of installation affects the final quality of your treated water.  The answer is yes, the order of your treatment systems can be a factor in determining the effectiveness of your systems.  One customer using an iron … Continue reading How to configure a Neutralizer into your water treatment system
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Water Neutralizer

If you use multiple treatment systems for your well or city water, you have probably wondered whether their order of installation affects the final quality of your treated water.  The answer is yes, the order of your treatment systems can be a factor in determining the effectiveness of your systems.  One customer using an iron … Continue reading Water Neutralizer
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