My system is functioning perfectly and has kept the household water pH at almost exactly 7.0. It tends to run one or two tenths alkaline, which is fine by me. My well water is about 5.8 without treatment and it was eating up the solder joints in my copper pipes. I have attached two photographs … Continue reading I Am Really Impressed With the Effectiveness and Reliability of Your Product
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
I think I spent more time planning the install than I actually did doing the work, as I had to relocate the existing water softener, and since the pressure tank was so close to the wall I had little room to cut and work the existing plumbing. I was able to use the existing PEX … Continue reading pH Up from 6.4 to 7.4 After Easy Installation – Testimonial
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?
One customer recently reported that his Greensand filter media was not lasting as long as it should, and required a lot of potassium permanganate to keep up regular operation. He also mentioned that he was experiencing acidic water along with iron and odors. These problems are not unrelated. Iron is often found in acidic groundwater … Continue reading Get More Life Out of Filter Media With Proper Pre-Treatment
After last year’s extreme drought followed by this year’s unusually wet spring, water tables in Iowa are registering high levels of nitrates due to fertilizer runoff, according to the Associated Press. The nitrates are a concern for drinking water quality and public health. According to the AP report “Nitrate levels have soared because drought-withered corn … Continue reading Nitrate Levels Surge in Midwestern Wells Due to Unusually Wet Spring