Iíve moved to a small city near Houston Texas and noticed a significant chlorine odor in the city water. Itís strong when using the shower and there are residuals on the skin afterwards. The chlorine really fowls up the flavor of coffee and iced tea.
We plan to install a two stage, under sink particle & carbon filter, for the drinking water but need something for the showers. If I read the comments correctly, the showerhead filters are a waste of money.
Iíve read elsewhere on this forum of whole house dechlorination, and it looks like the selection is limited to the large fiberglass tank carbon filters (Sodium Thiosulfate Proportion Pumps/Injectors where mentioned but I canít find a seller or dealer).
When searching on the web, I donít see maintenance instructions for these tanks, or instructions about periodic replacement of the carbon filter.
- How often do you need to replace the filter (or after how many gallons)?
- It occasionally freezes in South Texas; can I conveniently drain these tanks and bypass them?
Try the links in some of those posts and I believe you will find folks right here who can help you.Originally Posted by patrick2