Thursday, October 20, 2016

How To Use a Proportional Feed Chlorinator to Kill Bacteria and Eliminate Odors

Hello John, 

Based on the concern that we read from your email: 

"I have a constant pressure pump and want to install a chlorinator.  How can I turn the chlorinator on and off automatically?   I only want to chlorinate the water inside the house.

Our well water tested positive for iron bacteria that has odors, and rust.  I have a small amount of arsenic (2 ppb) and want to use a reverse osmosis filter for drinking.  Will this remove the arsenic?   Currently we do have a water softener."

Thanks for sending in your test report.

Considering your contaminant levels as well as the positive for bacteria you are correct in your assessment of the equipment necessary, as well as a Carbon Filter for chlorination removal.  I’ve put the following together for you, we can also extend a discount based upon the order placed.

How this application will work is the chlorine (mixed with water) is injected whenever the water flows through the Flow Meter which well then energize the Metering Pump to begin injecting solution based upon the rate of flow.  Once injected the 120 gallon contact retention tank allows for enough contact time for the chlorine to destroy the bacteria, oxidize the iron, etc. for removal and then simply be filtered by first a Pro-Ox Iron Filter and Carbon Backwash System.

The Proportional Flow Chlorinator will allow us to only inject the chlorine solution based upon water flow and not say a well pump running.  Installation is much simpler as well, simply plug the Metering Pump into a standard 110 Volt outlet and connect the two dry contact wires at the Metering Pump to the two dry contacts on the Flow Meter.

The Precision-24 self-priming chlorine pump systems are easy to install by anyone familiar with basic plumbing and very easy to maintain yourself.  Settings for the pump will be provided as well as the ratio of bleach/water to be used.

As a safety barrier since we are dealing with Arsenic we also recommend installing an under-sink Reverse Osmosis unit at the kitchen for drinking water. 

The end result is clean, disinfected, odor-free, chlorine-free water throughout the home with minimal maintenance required.

See this diagram showing a typical installation:

The following will show images, product links for additional information, as well as pricing on the recommended components. 

Precision 24 Proportional Chlorinator Package with 15 Gallon Solution Tank:                                               

 Solution Tank
Easy Installation!  No-Wiring Needed! Plug into any 110V wall outlet, and when there is flow, the Precision Metering Pump will instantly and accurately inject the precise amount of Peroxide (or other chemicals) based on the flow rate of the water!

Output rating:  0.1 – 22 Gallons per Day (GPD).  Pressure rating:  Will inject into lines with up to 110 PSI. 

Each System Includes:

PRECISION 24 Home Well Water Chlorinator Pump with 15 gallon heavy-duty polyethylene solution tank, CWS Lead-Free 3/4" NPT heavy-duty nylon engineered plastic flow meter and cable, Tubing and fittings to connect pump to injection check valve, 1 Injection Check valve 1/2" NPT, and easy to read manual.

120 Gallon Contact Tank                                                        

120 Gallon Contact Tank

The CT-120 tank is a durable easy-to-install retention tank designed to provide optimum contact time during chemical treatment. These lightweight seamless totally non-corrosive retention tanks are ideal for new and replacement installation where durability is at a premium. 100% non-metallic polymer materials. Impervious to chemical attack.  Comes with  1-1/4 inch inlet. 

Dimensions:  24” Diameter x 74” Tall

Excellent Warranty:  5 Years from date of installation.

Vacuum Breaker, ½” mpt.   

Vacuum breaker relief valve Watts 1/2" male 200 PSI maximum.  Required for contact and retention tanks to prevent vacuum in system and avoid imploding vessel.  Regular price is $53.95

Pro-Ox Iron Filter 5900-E Series, 1.5 cu. Ft, 115 Volt:             

Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900e Series includes pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.5 cubic feet of Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide NSF Certified filter media; 10” x 54” filter tank & automatic backwash control valve with digital display.  Controls and adjustments are a big plus with this control valve.  Not to mention the media will be good for 10+ years depending on water quality and usage.

Dimensions:  10” Diameter x 54” tank, with valve attached is approximately 61” tall.  All installation instructions and support is provided for you as well.   The installation manual can be found at the following link:

Excellent Warranty:  Industry leading 7 years on the control valve & 10 years on the mineral tank.

Pro-Ox Iron Filter 5900-E
Carbon Backwash 5900, 1.5 cu. Ft. 115 Volt:                                                  

All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in removing residual chlorine residuals from water once injected, along with improving overall tastes and odors.  Long lasting & durable this Coconut Shell Carbon typically lasts for 4 - 6 years and is easily replaced.

Much longer life and higher flow rates than standard carbon.  Unlike carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped sediment alleviating pressure drop. 

Dimensions:  10” Diameter x 61” Tall with control valve.  ¾” or 1” pipe connectors and bypass is included.  We also provide full installation and start-up guides directly to you and are available for Tech-support. 

Installation manual can be found at the following link:

Excellent Warranty:  Industry leading 7 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.

Thin Film Composite Membrane

USA High-Flow 4-Stage 60 GPD RO System

  • 60 Gallons Per Day (GPD) Thin Film Composite Membrane
  • Includes faucet, tank, and tubing
  • NSF Certified Quick-Connect Fittings
  • NSF Certified Metal Bladder Tank
  • NSF Certified 10 Micron Carbon Block

Comes complete with easy-to-follow installation instructions.

Why Choose Clean Water Systems?

Free Shipping:  All quoted prices include shipping within the continental U.S. 

No Sales Tax as well unless shipping to California.
Discounts available for multi-system purchases.
90 Day Guarantee:  Try the system out and return within 90 Days if not completely satisfied.

Dedicated Support:  Our trained and certified water specialists are here to help if you have any questions.  Our support and service is #1 in our industry.