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Let's cut right to the chase. If you have read any of my past articles during the nearly 20 years I have written this blog, you might know one thing: I am not a big fan of chlorine. There are a few reasons:
It is hard to keep the correct concentration of chlorine as it degrades rapidly;The "point-of-injection" can crystallize and necessitate cleaning the injection fitting (not hard, but it ...
This is an update of a blog posted in 2017.
For over 25 years, I have been involved in pioneering the technology of using hydrogen peroxide for the eradication of iron and sulfur and for the record, I still believe it is the best technology for doing that. There are many people who still use chlorination for this purpose. Chlorination is simply the process of adding chlorine to water. T...
Q. [Can you compare] prices for a whole home carbon filter and water softer and the specs? We are about to buy the AquaSauna 1,000,000 gal carbon filter and their saltless softer but I want to compare it to others and their prices too. Thanks -- Deanna
A. It's impossible for me to compare our systems to Aquasana salt-free water softeners and their carbon filters for a few reasons:
We are customers of an RO System from US Water. Speaking with a long time plumber familiar with these systems he stated ours is a very good unit but RO would strip the water of important minerals? Is this true or false?
Our unit is:
If above is true, what is your recommendati...
Years ago, high purity water was used only in limited applications. Today, deionized (or "DI") high purity water has become an essential ingredient in hundreds of applications. Just a few include the following:
Large aquariums,fish tanks,and reefkeeping facilities
Electronics manufacturing plants
Every day we read about chemical spills, problems with lead in the water, the dangers of chloramine and chlorine, Chromium 6, Rocket Fuel, Pharmaceuticals and on and on... There are lots of problems with our water in America, leaving us with the feeling that our water is under attack. Well, it is!
We have all read about the problems in Flint, Michigan and then find out that Flint is the t...
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I am looking for an under the sink water filter/purifier. I have well water in upstate NY. I also would like to have the water tested (it was tested for bacteria but not anything else). Do you have a water test the would check for chemicals, pesticides...etc? Also radon?
We currently have an RO filter under our kitchen sink but I think RO removes too many minerals and since our food ...
A reader recently asked:
"Have you guys ever tested how much salt is actually put into the water supply with a salt-based water softener?
How do salt-free conditioners prevent calcium and other minerals from coming out of solution? Does this prevent the body from absorbing such minerals?
There are so many videos out there that say one thing or the other, but they're all sales pitches which ...
Our city switched to chloramines two years ago, which I found out when discussing our skin issues with friends. Son has had eczema since birth, which has erupted into what looks like heat rash on the lightest parts of his body. Telling him to take yet another shower doesn’t seem to help. Baby powder does seem to help in the summer. We’ve all had terrible dandruff, brittle hair, a...
I installed my first lake water treatment system over 40 years ago and since then we have treated hundreds of lake water systems in the traditional manner, like the system in the above photo (link is below):
Not only do we use chlorination, but we also use ultraviolet for disinfection as Giardia Cysts and Cryptos...
"What is the best way to treat water to brew beer?"
I get that question a lot, and while beer is 91 to 97% water, the answer is "It Depends!"
It depends upon a number of factors, such as (1) where you are geographically located; (2) whether you have well or city water; (3) whether your water source uses chloramine or chlorine; and (4) what type of beer you want to brew. Let me elaborate on t...