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Hello,

What would be the best filter/system for iron and calcium residue for well water? The water leaves scum on glasses and red brownish residue on fixtures.

Also what brand are well known for such filters?
 

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Hello,

What would be the best filter/system for iron and calcium residue for well water? The water leaves scum on glasses and red brownish residue on fixtures.

Also what brand are well known for such filters?
Read This

http://info.ag.uidaho.edu/pdf/PNW/PNW589.pdf

Take some water have it tested. Lots of different kinds of iron
Filter or Remove would be my question.
 

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As in the other post... last one I installed was a GE...bought it at THD for half the price of a culligan or kinetico...seems to work ok...easy install.
 

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Dufus Extrodinaire
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It really depends on the actual water quility. Best thing to do is get a sales rep test it. Culligan or the likes. That way you will know your hardness, iron level and or manganese.

I have a well - deep jet - that is new but has nasty water. Sulphur/iron at higher levels. Had Culligan come out and test - showed me what they had 'but' their systems would not do the job. And from tales told I wouldn't go for them.

Had a Kinetico rep come out and test - Sulphur/Iron at high levels. I went with Kinetico for various reasons.

1: Equipment uses no electricity
2: Have a dual tank system for treament
3: Regeneration rate is low - only 30 gallons (most systems use upto 100 gallons to regen.)
4: The sulphur system uses only household bleach - 1 gallon lasts about 3 months
5: Great 10 year warranty - and they stand behind it

I am not promoting them - just saying I have gone through it all and am very pleased with the results. Our water is clear and ordorless with no buildup on fixtures.
 
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