Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Water Test Shows Acidic Water

Hi Lorna,

Thank you for taking the time to discuss your water test results today, this report is also attached for your review.  In regard to this for the most part the water is in pretty good shape, except for the low pH and a level of Iron which is close to the staining level.  As discussed recommendations would be to implement an automatic backwashing Neutralizer to raise the pH to a Neutral level around 7 – 7.5.  Doing so will stop any pin-hole leaks from occurring and also reduce/remove any copper residuals as well. 

A Calcite-Blend filter using Calcium Carbonate (Calcite) and Magnesium Oxide (Corosex) will neutralize the pH and help eliminate the corrosive effects of the water. 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/Corosex media and simple instructions.  Any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing can install them.

Due to the fact that Neutralizers will raise the pH they also increase hardness levels as well, in this case more than likely by at least 6 – 8 grains.  As your raw water is at 2 grain currently along with the level of Iron present which may be causing some staining a Water Softener would be recommended.  Doing so would remove the hardness along with levels of Iron and assist in stopping hard water spots from occurring. 

Please see below for additional information, as well as attachments, and product links on the equipment we discussed.

Neutralizer Filter 5700eNeutralizer Filter 5700e Series - 1.0 Cubic Foot Size                    

Raises pH and prevents copper corrosion, uses standard tank with gravel.  Includes Free pH test kit to insure of proper operation. Rugged heavy-duty Digital NSF-Certified backwash control valve features fully adjustable backwash and rinse cycles saving water and allowing maximized performance.  Much longer life than cartridges or Upflow Neutralizers.

Dimensions: 9" diameter x 55" height   ¾" or 1” pipe connectors and bypass is included.  Will ship in several boxes, all installation instructions will be emailed to you for review.  We also offer professional tech-support should you need it during installation or down the line as well.

Shipping weight:  126 lbs.  Will arrive in several boxes, all installation information is included as well.  We also offer tech-support during your installation and down the line should you need it.

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the filter tank; 7 years on the control valve.
Click on this link for more details.

Softener 5700e Series- 32K Size, 1.0 cu. Ft.                                 

Includes 1 inch or 3/4 inch pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.0 cubic feet of heavy-duty Softener resin; heavy-duty brine tank, and 5900e Series NSF Certified digital metered-regeneration control valve.  Ease of service along with a simple user interface are a big plus with this valve.
Softener 5700eExcellent quality and should last for years to come, typically 10+ as long as is backwashing normally and using the proper amount of salts.  These are quite efficient with usage backwashing only by gallons used.

Click here for more product information.
Dimensions:  9”x 48” Tank, with the valve approximately 55” tall.  All instructions on assembly are included as is tech-support as well.
                                      Excellent Warranty:  7 years on the control valve; 10 years on the media and salt container tanks.