Sunday, October 7, 2012

Question About Iron in Acidic Well Water

My question is about iron in acidic well water. I have both low pH (acid water) and high iron.  My well flow rate is 12 gallons per minute, and I have a pH of 6.0. My iron level was 3.0 PPM last time I had the water test.  Which filter system is best for me?

One excellent system to use is an acid neutralizer, followed by a MangOX iron filter.  The calcite neutralizer will correct the pH, and the iron filter will remove the iron.

MangOX is a media that utilizes an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but with superior performance and durability.  MangOX media also lasts a long time, typically 10+ years based on the amount of water used. These filters are fully automatic and use the reliable Fleck 7000 control valve along with the advanced Vortech inner distributor system which reduces backwash requirements by 30%.

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 and these neutralizers require little maintenance.  Once a year, just add more calcite  to the neutralizer tank.  Most customers use 25 to 50 lbs a year.

The following is typically a good application for a home with up to 3 bathrooms.

Acid Neutralizer, Calcite-Blend 7000  1.5 Cubic Foot Size, 115 volt:   

Price includes free pH test kit to be sure of correct operation, contains all necessary media.  Utilizes the Enpress Vortec tank as well, no gravel required.

Uses approximately 25 to 50 lbs of Calcite media per year
This size is appropriate for homes with 2 to 4 bathrooms, though we do offer larger and smaller neutralizers as well.

Dimensions: 10" Diameter x 61" Tall   ¾" or 1” pipe size connectors & bypass is included.

Shipping weight:  175 lbs.  This will arrive in several boxes along with simple instructions on how to put it together.

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the filter tank; 5 years on the control valve.


MangOX Iron Filter 7000 1.5 Cubic Foot, 115 volt

MangOX contains 80% manganese dioxide in an extremely unique cluster format for enhanced performance and maximized capacity.  Uses the Enpress tank with Vortech distributor which allows the MangOx media to be backwashed at lower flow rates with less water, saving water and energy.  No need for other chemicals  as will utilize the chlorination system as it’s oxidizer.

Dimensions:  10" diameter x 61" height   ¾" or 1” connectors and bypass is included.  All installation and start-up guides will be sent directly to you and we are available for tech-support as well should you have questions either after installed or down the line.

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the media tank; 5 years on the control valve.