Currently, the water smells very strong of Iron (Water softener is currently broke, going to be fixed shortly). The neighbors in the area said the softener will get some of the iron but they had to install Iron Breakers or Iron Curtains.
We had our water tested and we had a very high iron/magnesium/manganese values. Iron - 4.43 mg/L Magnesium - 38.6 mg/L Manganese - 289 ug/L
- What are a few methods and how do they work to remove that from water? (Softener, Iron Breaker, Iron Curtain, Chlorinator, Cartridge Filter?)
- What are the benefits of each method?
- What are the typical costs?
How much iron will a water softener remove from the water? We purchased Rust Pellet salt to help when the softener is fixed.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
Update New softener was installed and the iron smell doesn't seem to be there like it used to so that definitly helps. They mentioned that the typical lifespan of a softener is 20 years but with the water we have (very high iron), the lifespan would be 10 to 12 years. He mentioned a iron curtain that uses ozone which ranges from 1700 to 3000 with annual maintenance of 200. Still need to research that and any other alternatives to iron removal though.
Update Research Iron Removal - http://www.purewaterproducts.com/articles/iron-removal Sizing your well - http://www.budgetwater.com/proper_system_sizing.htm