Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

May 6, 2018

Actually, before you ask that question, you really should ask “Is there really such a thing as a salt free water softener?” You see, some companies are selling what they call “salt free water softeners” as well as “salt water softeners.”  That begs the question:  If salt free water softeners worked, why on God’s Green Earth would they sell salt water softeners?  No one would buy them. Salt water softeners would…

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Ask A Question: TDS Creep

March 7, 2018

Question: Hi. I have well water. The TDS in the tap water is 700. I have a 3 stage RO system. Number 1 is the sediment filter. Number 2 is the TFC membrane. Number 3 is the carbon post filter. I have added a permeate pump. The water coming out of the RO is 200 ppm. Is this too high? Is there anything else that I can add to the…

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Ask a Question: Remineralization

March 7, 2018

Question:  Hi read through the info you have about RO systems and how they strip the minerals. You don’t talk about putting them back and only state you really don’t have to anyway. OK, but the water tastes bad, tea tastes bad. So what am I to do learn to live with the taste or is there something that will actually add some safe amount and type of minerals back…

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1/29/2018 – Questions Answered

January 29, 2018

Q.  “After testing our well water it is showing Nitrate-N at 11.62. The County limit is 10. What type of filter would you suggest?“ A.  I would recommend a reverse osmosis drinking water system, like this:  https://www.uswatersystems.com/aquapurion-plus-5-stage-reverse-osmosis-system.html  Q.  Can the Pulsar Intercepter pre-filter + Pulsar Disruptor sub-micron filter work together as a standalone system? A.  They can, but the water should be pretty clean (Free of iron, sulfur and manganese along with…

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Should I get my water tested?

January 13, 2018

No, you should never get your water tested – you might find out that something in there is bad for you or you might learn how to treat it properly and who wants to do that?  What are you – Crazy?  Treating your water should be hit and miss proposition.  What good is it to do it scientifically and get it right?  Just mess around with it… try this… try…

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Removing Micro-plastics From Your Tap Water

December 28, 2017

A few Months ago, Time Magazine reported that “Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World’s Tap Water”.  It has even been repoted in some bottled water.  Everyone is worried about what it might do to humans and animals with prolonged exposure, but no one knows the consequences yet.  So, if you believe what you can’t see can’t hurt you, then you can skip the rest of this blog.  However,…

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5 Problems With Installing a UV Under Your Sink

October 16, 2017

First of all, why do you want an ultraviolet light on your reverse osmosis system?  Likely you will say that you want UV so that you can make sure your water is pure and free of bacteria.  A reverse osmosis system filters down to below .001 microns, but the smallest bacteria is larger than .01 microns, so theoretically, a RO system should not allow any bacteria to pass through.  However,…

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Does Reverse Osmosis Strip Out Minerals?

July 30, 2017

QUESTION: 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: http://www.uswatersystems.com/5-stage-usa-made-arsenic-reverse-osmosis-filter-pack-fp5a-usa.html If above is true, what is your recommendation for adding this stripped minerals back into the water prior to reaching the drinking faucet?…

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Water Deionization 101

July 25, 2017

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: Medical offices Laboratories Pharmaceutical companies Cosmetics companies Large aquariums,fish tanks,and reefkeeping facilities Electronics manufacturing plants Food processing plants Plating and anodizing And even the final rinse at the local car wash! DI or deionized water is simply…

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Toxic Algae Blooms in Water

May 13, 2017

Many people have never heard of microcystin, but what you don’t know can harm, or even kill you.  This issue first arose when the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in Toledo, Ohio  in 2014, after the water treatment plant testing results showed the water contains microcystin.  Also, on May 8, 2017, residents of Summit Lake near Olympia, Washington were advised not to drink or…

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