8-22-2018 Mailbag

August 22, 2018

Question #1: I need a recommendation for a “water softener” that uses neither salt of potassium? I have kidney disease and my doctor says I need one that does not contain either of these. Pelican tells me what they have PSE1800 is the answer. Is this correct? R.W. Answer: The PSE1800 does not soften the water.  Oh, I know they call it a “water softener” but ask them if the…

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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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What is your take on Magnetic Water Softening Systems?

March 3, 2018

I received this question today: Hi Mark, What is your take on Magnetic Water Softening Systems? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sustainable-water-softener#/ They claim that no salt, no backwashing is needed for life. “Fix it once and you are done”.  I’m sure you must have heard of Magnetic Water Softening, and I wanted to know your take on it, since you are an expert. Personally I dont find it convincing. Thank you! S_____________ ANSWER: Thank…

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Compare US Water Systems To Aquasana

February 25, 2018

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…

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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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Questions and Answers

January 8, 2018

Q.  I have iron bacteria and my well company gave me a backwashing carbon and some other white media that goes on the bottom is that going to eliminate my problem? A.  Based upon what you have told me, I would say there are two chances:  Slim and None!  Before you do anything, do this first: https://www.uswatersystems.com/us-water-lab-water-test.html  _______________________________________________________ Q.  We have professionally installed ecco water softener ph system in our…

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Iron Pro 2

November 19, 2017

Question: We have an Iron Pro 2 combination water softener, iron filter Fleck 5600 SXT for the whole house.  We have had it almost 6 months.  We still cannot get it to remove  the iron from the water.  We keep adjusting higher and it is still not taking the iron out.  All my appliances , showers, sinks nn and  washer are still turning orange from the iron.  Please contact as…

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Pelican Water is Attempting to Change Our Understanding of the English Language

November 14, 2017

If you Google “Hard Water” you will find that it is “water that contains an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals (like calcium and magnesium). Soft water… is treated water in which the only ion is sodium.”  One dictionary says that soft water is “Water containing little or no dissolved salts of calcium or magnesium, especially water containing less than about 85 parts per million of calcium carbonate.”  Wikipedia says this: “In the UK, water is…

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How Do You Treat Acid Water?

November 1, 2017

You might have acid water if your copper plumbing looks green and corroded, if you sometimes have “pinhole” leaks in your copper plumbing or if you see greenish-blue stains on sinks, faucets, fixtures, or inside your toilet tanks. Any or all of these issues can indicate that you have acid water. Water with a pH of 7.0 is considered to be neutral.  If the pH is above 7.0, the water…

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