Yes, I used the search engine, and yes, I have been to Gary's site.
And yes, I'm still confused.
My well was just completed today, and as expected, the driller reported high levels of hydrogen sulfide odor from the water extracted once he finally hit the mother lode (after penetrating 125' of limestone)....
he said the last well he drilled that was so stinky tested at 30ppm H2S...that's subjective, of course.
Neighbors told me to expect this, as they all have it. Walk into their homes, and it smells like the whole family does nothing but fart 24/7...
Two water-testing labs told me not to waste my money trying to test a sample for at least a month after the well was completed. BTW, water was not hit until 125', but yield was finally 20+ gpm, and within an hour the static level was about 3' below ground level...
My research initially pointed me toward a direct well chlorine pellet-drop system, but I have since read comments here and other places suggesting that chlorine in the casing is not generally a good idea, causing pump, wiring, pipe, etc. failures... Pellet-drop systems such as:
So, will I be better off with a greensand filter? Maybe needing cascaded ones to handle the expected high ppm concentration?
I have read many comments about aeration, but most seem to involve atmospheric-vented tanks and a secondary submersible pump...which equals very redundant and expensive.
One thought I had was whether the aeration could be accomplished within the well casing itself...basically, a compressor, hose/pipe to bottom of well, to an airstone/bubbler, to disburse the disolved H2S? Or, would that cause aditional problems? [At this point, I know not what the iron situation if/will be].
If you have managed to get this far, thanks for reading.