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How Home Well Water Pump and Pressure Systems Work

Knowing the basics of how your well water system functions is important when selecting a water treatment system because if the wrong type of treatment system is used, it can adversely affect the water pressure and flow rate inside the home. For example, if the well uses a pressure tank, a water treatment system must … Continue reading How Home Well Water Pump and Pressure Systems Work

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How to Remove Red Clips from Fleck 7000 Control Valves Without Breaking Them

The Fleck 7000 is a great programmable control valve that lasts many years. While it is easy to install and program, reading this guide prior to installation can save you some time when removing the red clips. What happens is, when the water is first turned on and the control valve comes up to line … Continue reading How to Remove Red Clips from Fleck 7000 Control Valves Without Breaking Them

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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 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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Water Neutralizer

Today we wanted to shine a light on the new installation guides that we’ve been hard at work on lately. We’ve had customers request easier-to-understand installation guides, so we listened and created some informative, interactive slideshows with clear, succinct directions and a number of handy pictures and diagrams. All of the guides we’ve uploaded to … Continue reading Water Neutralizer

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Adding Filter Media to Upflow Neutralizers

Yesterday we described how to add filter media to a backwashing calcite neutralizer, with or without a top fill plug.  Today we’ll explain how to replace filter media in an upflow neutralizer, with or without a top fill plug.  First, though, let’s look at the differences between upflow and downflow neutralizers. In a standard downflow … Continue reading Adding Filter Media to Upflow Neutralizers

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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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Treating Cloudy (Turbid) Water Without Chemicals

We recently received a letter from a concerned mother experiencing cloudy water in her home.  She was a bit worried about the possible health effects of turbid water and put off by the idea of bathing her kids in water cloudy, sediment-filled water. She had called her local specialists but was not excited about their … Continue reading Treating Cloudy (Turbid) Water Without Chemicals

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Instructional Video: Determining Pipe Size with the String Method

Earlier this week we explained how to determine your pipe sizes by using the string method.  Today we went ahead and made a short complementary video for you visual learners out there.   We plan to make more of these videos for all sorts of water treatment procedures, so we’d love to hear your feedback … Continue reading Instructional Video: Determining Pipe Size with the String Method

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Pipe Sizes

Knowing your pipes’ sizes is crucial to selecting or installing the right water treatment system for your well and plumbing system.  Unfortunately, the sea of pipe sizes can be a bit tricky to navigate, due to the fact that pipe sizes don’t actually reflect their true dimensions. The reason for this – for those interested … Continue reading Pipe Sizes

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