Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pool Sand Filter for Water Well with Hard Water and Sulfur Smell

Hello Paula,

Thank you for contacting us.  You wrote:

“I know this is a long shot but im gonna ask. Can I use a pool sand filter system on a water well. If so do I need a different type of media do I need. I have sulfide odor and hard water.“

Technically yes, you could install a pool sand filter on a household water supply, but there’s a couple of main issues.  For one, they tend to be too small to handle household water flows, and their capacity is minimal.  The other main issue though is that they’re mainly just meant for taking out sediment or suspended particles.  A pool sand filter wouldn’t really do anything to address a rotten egg odor or hard water. 
As a general recommendation on a system that would very likely address the issues of hardness and/or iron, you could use our 5900-E softener.  The 5900-E professional grade softeners come with everything you need (except salt which can be purchased from most hardware or grocery stores) including easy installation instructions. Any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing can install them.   Below I’m showing information on the 48K size softener, which works well for most typical homes, but we do offer larger and smaller systems as well if needed.

As for the odor, we can suggest our air charge sulfur filter system which works with a pocket of air in the tank and flushes automatically to purge the collected accumulation of sulfur smell.  It’s a self-contained sulfur filter which uses air injection directly in the filter to oxidize the sulfur out, and then passes the water through a mixed bed of filtration media specifically designed to remove odors from water.  This is an automatic backwashing system that rinses out the media once every night or two nights in order to keep the media clean as well as maintain a head of air for the oxidation.

Softener 5900-E Series, 48K Size          
Softener 5700-E Series

Includes 1 inch or 3/4 inch pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.5 cubic feet of high-grade softener resin; heavy-duty brine tank with salt-grid; and 5900e NSF Certified digital automatic backwash control valve.

Specifications and Features: High-grade softening resin for maximum performance. Filter tank is NSF certified: one piece seamless polyester construction for long life. Max pressure recommended is 100 psi.

10” x 48” Tank
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Air Charge Sulfur Filter

Iron / Sulfur Air Filter Includes:
·         5900e 115v control valve
  • ¾” pipe connectors with bypass valve
  • 1.5 Cubic foot of carbon filter media
  • Filter tank diameter: 10 inches
  • Height including control valve 61 inches
How the system works:  The AIO air filter maintains an “air pocket” in the top of the tank while the system is in service.  As water passes through the air pocket, iron and sulfur are oxidized.  The Nelsen AIO filter media bed then removes the oxidized iron and sulfur from the water.  Additionally, dissolved oxygen is added to the water.  By utilizing a patented piston in the control valve, the AIO Sulfur filter is able to put the whole oxidation process inside one tank, keeping maintenance costs and down time to a minimum.Click here for more product information.