My water sucks and the wife has put in the order that it must get fix ASAP. This is my second post about my system, my softener is broken but for the purposes of this post letís assume itís fixed. All the items I have a are 4 Ĺ years old.
My current setup is attached with my water test results below
I have a 10Ē blue filter with 5micon filter and I plug it up in a month with sand and rusty looking stuff. (manganese?) I should also note that I do get iron bacterial from time to time with out chlorination.
Iíve had two professionals out to look at the system.
Fist one actually was interested in keeping some of my existing set up
He waned to do the following:
add a storage contact tank before the carbon filter
add a multi media backwashing filter I think after the carbon filter)
replacement of all the media in the existing softener and carbon filter.
Increase the size of the waste water line from Ĺ to 1 inch. ( DONE I did this myself)
But after coming out never returned any of my calls.
Second wanted to replace everything with:
Sentry I Open-Air with Aqua Booster
A new Carbon filter
Multi-Media backwashing filter
This system would have a storage tank and pump to re-pressurizing water in the house. He was more of a sales man that a water guy in my opinion but did make some convincing arguments about the sentry system ability to off gas vs. the addition of a contact storage tank on my current system.
The third consult was an online dealer who wanted to sell me:
Porixde injections system (iron and manganese iradicaton)
New media for my carbon filter
A dual tank water softener
A 20Ē pleated filter for the sediment
So many options and I hate throwing out my current system but will replace what is needed.
Looking for options on what I should do to improve my system that are no based on profit margins.
I filled a 4.88 Gallon container in 25 sec from the
input in the first backwashing filter so I think a 10 Gallon per Min flow
rate is available.
My last water test results:
PARAMETER UNITS Sample
Alkalinity as CaCO mg/L 268
Chloride mg/L 49
Conductivity uS/cm 710
Fluoride mg/L 0.16
N-NO3 (Nitrate) mg/L <0.10
REDOX Potential mV 78
Sulphate mg/L 36
Tannin & Lignin mg/L 0.4
Hardness as CaCO3 mg/L 312
Ion Balance 0.95
Calcium mg/L 102
Magnesium mg/L 14
Potassium mg/L 3
Sodium mg/L 19
Iron mg/L 0.97
Manganese mg/L 1.48