Often customers will ask us if they can chlorinate their water at their house and not at the well head. For example, they may live in a small community where the well water is shared by a group of homes, and the water may be smelly, or contain iron, manganese, or coliform bacteria.
For these situations, a Proportional Feed Chlorinator works best because the chlorinator can be installed inside the home and not at the well.
These systems are easy to install and don’t require any special wiring.
As soon as any water is used in the home, the water meter flow sensor tells the chlorinator pump to turn on and pump in a precise amount of chlorine (or peroxide if you are using hydrogen peroxide) based on the flow rate of the water.
After the chlorinator, the water flows through a contact retention tank under pressure, where the chlorine has time to kill bacteria, oxidize iron and manganese, and eliminate odors.
Then it flows through the Pro-OX iron filter where iron, manganese, and sediment are removed.
An optional carbon backwash filter removes any hint of chlorine taste or odor along with organic matter such as tannins.
For water very high in hardness (high in calcium carbonate) a final stage water softener softens the water and makes it great for bathing and laundry. This also prevents scale from building up in the pipes and fixtures.
The result is clean, fresh, odor-free, disinfected water throughout the home with little or no pressure loss. There are no cartridges to change and maintenance consists of adding some chlorine bleach to the solution tank every 3 – 4 months.
Here is a diagram of a typical installation. These systems are designed to be easily installed by any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing:
Pro-OX Iron Filter
The Pro-OX Iron Filter is a powerful and effective system for removing iron and manganese from well water. This system automatically removes iron, manganese, and sediment without the use of filter cartridges or chemicals. The iron filter is easy to install by any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing.
The Pro-OX Iron Filter removes both dissolved and oxidized iron and manganese by using a special type of solid manganese oxide media which traps the iron and then automatically backwashes out the trapped rust and sediment to drain.
The backwash lasts for approximately 15 minutes and takes place automatically, typically every 2 – 3 days, in the middle of the night when no water is being used.
An optional chlorine solution tank is available to backwash the Pro-OX filter media with a chlorine rinse, which kills iron bacteria and can extend the life of the Pro-OX media for many years.
For waters containing “rotten egg odors” (hydrogen sulfide), a chlorine feed ahead of the Pro-OX filter can be used to kill the odor and keep the Pro-OX media working great.
Unlike the media inside the Greensand and Birm iron filters which often must be changed every 3 to 5 years, the Pro-OX media lasts for more than 10 years.
Carbon Backwash Filter Systems
Our Carbon Backwash Filter Systems remove chlorine, tastes, and odors at exceptionally high flow rates with little or no pressure drop. Unlike expensive carbon filter cartridges, the Carbon Backwash Filter Systems use a bed of high grade activated to carbon to filter out chlorine, chemicals, and sediment.
The carbon in these systems is backwashed and rinsed clean automatically – this means no need to change short-lived filter cartridges, and no problems with pressure drop from clogged filters. The carbon media typically lasts for 3 – 5 years and is easy to dump out and change. Save hundreds of dollars over expensive filter cartridges and enjoy great flow rates with little or no maintenance required.