I'm a newbie when it comes to this, so I need all the help I can get! I just purchased a house that is on a well and septic (coming from city water at my current house). The house sat vacant for just over two years prior to me purchasing it. Currently, we have an Ecowater R/O system that has been determined to be non-functioning and an EcoWater Water Softener that was installed in 1993. I've met with Kinetico, Culligan, and a local company that specializes in Well drilling and water treatment. Each one has had a different recommendation on the best way to treat our issues. We have the following issues...
Overwhelming rotten egg smell on both hot and cold water (we have to open the door if the water is running for more than a few minutes)
Raw Well Water Hardness - 23
pH - 7.0
TDS - 350
Iron - 2ppm
Water softener Water Hardness - 4 grain
Water softener Iron - 1ppm (water is has a slightly pink hue to it)
Water thru our R/O System (which is also coming thru the filter in the fridge) - 300TDS
Slightly Sulfur (According to Culligan)
Iron Bacteria (According to Kinetico)
Tannin (According to Kinetico)
- Kinetico recommended the 2060 non-electric twin tank, Powerline filter, Vertical Mach Super kit, and K5 Drinking System.
- Culligan has recommended an Iron Soft Plus system (all in one softener, iron & sulfur remover)
- Local Well company uses Nelson Water Treatments for their systems. So they recommended an AIO system to remove the iron which has a Fleck 2510SXT electronic control valve. If we replaced the water softener they recommended the Fleck 9100 and the NR04 (4-Stage) RO system.
I would like to go ahead and replace the RO system since it's not working at all. It also seems like it would be beneficial to replace the softener, depending on costs. If we were to go with the Nelson systems, we could replace all 3 systems for about the same price as either the Kinetico or Culligan system. However, I can't find much on the Fleck systems to know if they have a good reputation or not.
Any input on what would be the best approach to fix our issues would be greatly appreciated!