Thank you for contacting us regarding treating your well water. You reported the following information by filling the form on our website:
"We live in Wisconsin and we use well water. The water smells like sulfur, and I want to get rid of the smell. I have heard I can use a chlorinator pump to get rid of sulfur water.
We also have some iron and manganese. I may want to use chlorine but my wife is sensitive to chlorinated water. Can we remove the chlorine if say, we are using it? How does that work?
We only want to treat the water as it flows into the home, I don’t want to add chlorine to the outside water as we have a lot of irrigation and I don’t want or need to filter that. Thank you."
A good way to treat this water is to inject chlorine and then filter it with a Pro-OX iron filter and an activated carbon backwash filter. The result is clean, disinfected, chlorine-free, non-staining, odor-free water throughout the home.
You can treat this right at your own home, no need to chlorinate the entire water.
Please see this diagram:
How this application works is that, the chlorine (Clorox) bleach is injected each time the water flows through the Flow Meter, then energize the Metering Pump to begin injecting solution based upon the flow rate. Once injected, the 48 gallon contact retention tank allows enough contact time for the chlorine to react with the contaminants and fully oxidize for filtration.
The Iron filter will then get rid of the residual, oxidized Iron/Manganese/Odors. As the Iron filter media will thrive with the bleach, and is used to further enhance performance this extends the life of the filter media as a whole.
Finally, a back washing Carbon system will remove any chlorine residuals with your Water Softener removing the hardness minerals. The end result being clean, softened, non-staining water for use in the home.
The Precision-24 self-priming chlorine pump systems are easy to install by anyone familiar with basic plumbing and very easy to maintain yourself. Settings for the pump will be provided as well as the ratio of Clorox : Water to be used.
Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide media is an NSF Certified natural high purity mineral that is used for removing iron, hydrogen sulfide, and manganese from water supplies. These medias utilize an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but at a much higher level of performance.
Pro-OX has a much higher surface area and is much more porous than Greensand, but it lasts much longer (usually between 10 years, compared to around 5 years maximum for Greensand). Pro-OX can also handle higher amounts of Iron/Manganese, and Sulfur when combined using the chlorine injection as recommended.
The following will show images, product links for additional information, as well as pricing on the recommended components. I can also extend a discount based upon the order placed.
Precision 24 Proportional Chlorinator Package with 15 Gallon Solution Tank:
Easy Installation! No-Wiring Needed! Plug into any 110V wall outlet, and when there is flow, the Precision Metering Pump will instantly and accurately inject the precise amount of chlorine (or other chemicals) based on the flow rate of the water!
Output rating: 0.1 – 22 Gallons per Day (GPD). Pressure rating: Will inject into lines with up to 110 PSI. System comes with a 2 year warranty on the Pump and Meter.
Each System Includes:
PRECISION 24 Home Well Water Pump with 15 gallon heavy-duty polyethylene solution tank, CWS Lead-Free 3/4" NPT heavy-duty nylon engineered plastic flow meter and cable, Tubing and fittings to connect pump to injection check valve, 1 Injection Check valve 1/2" NPT, and easy to read manual.
Contact Retention Tank CWS – 1665, 48 Gallons:
The CWS-1665 tank is a durable easy-to-install retention tank designed to provide optimum contact time during chemical treatment. These lightweight seamless totally non-corrosive retention tanks are ideal for new and replacement installation where durability is at a premium. 100% non-metallic polymer materials. Impervious to chemical attack.
Max Pressure: 125 PSI, most other tanks can take 75 PSI Maximum!
Dimensions: 16” Diameter x 65” Tall.
System includes: ¾”, 1”, or 1 ½” In & Out Fittings, Vacuum Breaker, and Stainless Pressure Gauge.
Excellent Warranty: 5 years from date of installation.
and easy to read manual.
Contact Retention Tank CWS – 1665, 48 Gallons:
The CWS-1665 tank is a durable easy-to-install reten
Vacuum Breaker, ½” Male Pipe Thread (MPT).
Vacuum breaker relief valve Watts 1/2" male 200 PSI maximum.
Required for contact and retention tanks to prevent vacuum in system and avoid imploding vessel.
Spectrum Free Chlorine Test Kit – TK2501
Quickly and easily test for available chlorine using drops, 50 tests included. Much more reliable that test strips and help in maintaining a proper residual in your system.
Pro-Ox Iron Filter 5900-E Series, 1.5 cu. Ft, 115 Volt:
Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e Series includes pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.0 cubic feet of Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide NSF Certified filter media; 10” x 54” filter tank & automatic backwash control valve with digital display. Controls and adjustments are a big plus with this control valve. Not to mention the media will be good for 10+ years depending on water quality and usage.
Dimensions: 9” Diameter x 48” tank, with valve attached is approximately 55” tall. All installation instructions and tech support is provided for you as well.
Excellent Warranty: Industry leading 7 years on the control valve & 10 years on the mineral tank.
Carbon Backwash 5900, 1.5 cu. Ft. 115 Volt:
All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in removing residual peroxide from water once injected, along with improving overall tastes and odors. Long lasting & durable this Coconut Shell Carbon typically lasts for 4 - 6 years and is easily replaced.
Much longer life and higher flow rates than standard carbon. Unlike carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped sediment alleviating pressure drop.
Dimensions: 9” Diameter x 55” Tall with control valve. ¾” or 1” pipe connectors and bypass is included. We also provide full installation and start-up guides directly to you and are available for Tech-support.
Excellent Warranty: Industry leading 7 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.