Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Question About Rust Stains In Sinks and Toilet.. Which Iron Filter Is Best?

Question: I have rusty water stains in my sinks and toilet tanks; also occasionally I get that sulfur "rotten egg" smell. I know I have some manganese as well.  I do have a water softener, but need to have it regenerate every day to deal with the iron. I want to get an iron filter that is easy to deal with, but I don’t want to use potassium permanganate and a greensand filter like my neighbor has.  Which iron filter is best for me?

Bill S.
Casper, Wyoming

One very effective method to treat water such as this with Iron and Manganese in well water is with the use of a MangOx Iron Filter with an additional chlorine regeneration tank.  Additional information about this is below.

With a MangOX filter with chlorine regen tank, the filter backwashes as normal, however every 2 weeks or so you simply drop a cup of regular Clorox bleach into the tank and allow the filter to backwash normally.   The chlorine regenerates the MangOX filter media, and keeps iron bacteria from building up on the media. It also allows the media to last for many years and keeps it fresh.  No chlorine gets in the household and the amount of chlorine discharged to the septic tank is minimal.

The end result of this is clean, non-staining, odor-free water throughout the house without reducing your flow or water pressure.  Our Fleck 7000 series of professional-grade filter systems feature high-flow rates with a minimum of pressure loss, are completely automatic, and quite maintenance free. 

MangOX Plus IR 7000-SXT 1.5 Cubic foot, with Chlorine Regeneration Tank

  • MangOX™ contains 80% manganese dioxide in an extremely unique cluster format for enhanced performance and maximized capacity.  Works similar to Greensand with superior performance qualities and media life.  Typical media life is 10+ years!
  • 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.
  • Chlorine is to be used approximately every 2 weeks or so by means of the attached solution tank, in order to regenerate the media.