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    I have dark red water looks like taking a mud bath. My main question is can this problem be fixed at the well? I had a guy come out and he says I need some fancy water system he was at $5,000+. Right now I have a 4.5x10 filter then to a 2.5x10 filter it helps clean the water up but you can still see cloudy water and the filters only last me about 2 weeks. I'm hoping for a way to have clear water and it not cost me a arm and a leg for some fancy system. I have some Pics to add and I had like a $40 water test done (results below) should I save up for one of them $200 test that says they check over 30 things?

    pH: 6.7
    Iron: 0 ppm
    Manganese: 0 ppm
    Hardness in PPM: 34 ppm
    Hardness in Grains Per Gallon: 2 grains per gallon
    Total Dissolved Solids ('TDS'): 47 ppm
    Tannin: 0 ppm

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    Maybe someone here can help you. But you should also ask this question in the Water Softener forum at this link. http://www.terrylove.com/forums/foru...on-and-reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2269 View Post
    Iron: 0 ppm
    While it is possible that it is red clay, it sure looks like iron to me. I would get another test. Some tests for iron read different for dissolved versus precipitated iron.

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    when I first moved in i had to replace all the faucet aerators and shower heads cause they where clogged(pics) It also leaves stains. I found a local water test lab I will try and Ill also try and post in the Softener forum.Name:  20130201_135020.jpg
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