I've been using this well for about a year. I'm having problems w/ my well water turning my filter black, this just started and my wife is complaining that everything is getting stained an orange color. I installed a softener a fews months back to take care of the problems. Hardness "I think" has gone away. I've tested the water again after the filter (thats turning black) and before the softener. The following are the results,
PH- 7.6, calculated Hardness 161ppm, Iron- .25ppm, Manganese- ..05pm, Magnesium- 1.4ppm, Calcium- 62.2, Sodium- 2.9ppm, Silica, 34.74ppm
Any help would be greatly appreciated.