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Water softener?

Discussion in 'Resource Conservation - Water, Air, Earth, Etc.' started by RedheadErin, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012
    RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Power Conserver

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    We have the standard salt water softener and I hate it. Even if I could afford all the salt it takes, it is a big pain to keep it full. LIfe is rough lately, and since the hot water heater finally kicked it, I am thinking to get a new water treatment system installed with the new water heater, so as to save it from the damage of our horrible water.

    What is a good treatment system for rusty well water?
     
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    sunsaver

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    Don't know about buying or where to buy, because i'm the design and built it myself type, but i would build a pretreatment system similar to a sand filter for a swimming pool. This would remove the larger particulates and color (iron oxide), and save money on replacing the more expensive water filters used in a whole house filtration system. Another option is a settling tank and a secondary pump, then filter.
    You can however, buy a complete, appropriate sized, whole house water filter system; and hire a licensed plumber to install it for you. Shop online for "whole house water filtration". Call the "800" numbers until you find a sales rep that treats you with respect and answers your questions in a thoughtful, rather than off-handed way. Check with rip-off report dot com, consumer reports, etc, before making a purchase. Hope this helps! :cool:
     

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