Sunday, October 28, 2012

What Causes Blue Green Stains in My Bathtub?

I am on well water, what causes blue green stains in my bathtub?

Columbia, MO


Thanks for emailing. Blue green stains, pin-hole leaks in copper pipes, and premature water heater failure is more than likely caused by acidic water.  Water that has a pH level of less than 6.0 will always have this effect on fixtures, piping, and unfortunately fish as well.   Many customers with this type of water used to have blue-green stains from copper pipe corrosion and after installing the neutralizer see their blue stains disappear within a few weeks!

The neutralizer filter comes with everything you need including the Calcite media and simple instructions. Any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing can install them.

Unlike older style neutralizers our neutralizers use Vortech neutralizer tanks which have an advanced internal screen which eliminates the use of a gravel base, which reduces backwash water used by 30%. A quick once-per-week backwash of 12 to 15 minutes is all it takes to keep the calcite media in good shape.

A top-fill plug and an easy-to-use bypass valve makes adding additional calcite so quick and easy, you don't need a service technician to add the calcite. Most of our customers just add an additional 25 to 50 lbs of calcite once per year, no other real maintenance is required.

Acid Neutralizer Calcite Blend, Fleck 7000  2.5 Cubic Foot:      

Price includes a  free pH test kit to be sure of correct operation.

Includes all Calcite and Corosex necessary to get up and running with shipment.
Uses approximately 25 to 50 lbs of calcite media per year

Dimensions: 13" diameter x 61" height   ¾" or 1” pipe connectors & bypass valve is included.

Shipping weight:  292 lbs.  This will arrive in several boxes, all installation instructions are provided