Saturday, May 4, 2013

Whole House Water Filtration System for Acid Well Water High in Iron

Hi Gerry -  You have probably seen this before, but we have acidic well water that is also very high in iron.  We think the pH is around 6 and the iron has 4 to 5 PPM, using a home test kit.

The water looks good as it comes out of the well, but if I leave it sit in the dogs bowl, it will turn orange. We just moved into this house full time, whereas it used to be a weekend home. I have had some pinhole leaks in the copper pipes. We need to get this fixed, what do you recommend?  We are long on time, short on cash.

Billy T
Lesterville, MO


For water with a low pH of 6.0 it is a good practice to raise the pH up to neutral using an acid neutralizer filter, and then sending the water through a MangOX iron filter to take out that high amount of iron.  This would give you clean, non-corrosive water without staining.   To save money you do the installation yourself.   We also have rebuilt systems with used filter tanks, but new media for half the price of new ones.

The 1.5 cubic foot size one is typical for a home with 1.5 to 3 bathrooms

Calcite Neutralizer 7000 - 1.5 CF size
Neutralizer 7000-SXT Calcite 1.5 CFRaises pH and prevents copper corrosion

Dimensions: 10" diameter x 61" height   ¾" or 1" pipe size

Six Month Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee: try it for six months, if you are not happy return for refund. See details:

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the softener and brine tank; 5 years on the controls.

MangOX Iron Filter 7000 - 1.5 CF size

MangOX Iron Filter 7000-SXT 1.5 CFMangOX is a media that utilizes an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but at a much higher level of performance.  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.

Dimensions: 10" diameter x 61" height   1” or ¾" pipe size

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