Why do I need a water test?

August 25, 2013

This is a question that we hear almost all the time.  Some people will say “Well, I’ve got the worst water you have ever seen, so just quote me a system for that.”  If you have the worst water we have ever seen, then it will probably cost a quarter of a million dollars to fix it.  Odds are, we have seen a lot worse water than what you have,…


Soft water versus hard water, which one wins?

August 20, 2013

“Softened water makes my skin feel greasy.” “Soft water doesn’t rinse all the soap off in the shower.” These are statements we often hear.  These are statements we often hear from people who don’t have soft water and have only experienced it on occasion.  We are totally aware of the feeling that is being described in these statements.  I wanted to take some time to explain why your skin feels that way…


High efficiency washers and water softeners really work

August 19, 2013

As consumers we often hear of a product that seems too good to be true, but unfortunately, in most cases it really is too good to be true.  However, sometimes a product lives up to it’s hype and I found some products that did.  Here’s my personal story as a consumer. My wife whom I love dearly, is very organized (which is a nice way of saying OCD).  She really…


Can I use a water softener to remove iron?

August 7, 2013

Iron is a common problem with well water applications.  In the past, many of these applications used a water softener exclusively for iron and hardness treatment.  In some cases this works fine but in other cases a water softener is just not adequate.  Also, in applications where a softener is removing both iron and hardness, the softener resin life is greatly reduced.  Iron will eventually coat and clog the resin…


How does a water softener really work?

July 3, 2013

I often get calls from people concerned about their water softener operation.  I have found that most people don’t understand how a water softener works.  This blog is intended to give a brief description on how a water softener works. Water softeners like the Fusion Professional Grade Water Softener and the Aquatrol Water Softener use a process called ion exchange.  Every element in your water is made up of ions.  A…


Alternative to DI exchange tanks

June 21, 2013

Service exchange (SDI) or portable exchange (PEDI) DI tank users may have a better option.  SDI and PEDI systems allow for the use of a service provider’s DI tanks for the purpose of high purity water production.  These tanks are used across a wide variety of industries for humidifier feed, washing/rinsing, lab water, aquatics/reefkeeping, chemical formulation, research, science and analytical applications, just to name a few.  For these users, water…


The UV Light is on so I’m protected…..right?

June 20, 2013

In a water treatment system, ultraviolet light (UV) is used to disinfect the water by destroying bacteria.  The UV light penetrates the water stream and destroys the micro-organisms.  This process is based on intensity of the UV light and the ability for the UV light to pass through the water stream. The intensity of the bulb is an important part of the process and after time the intensity degrades and…


High Purity Deionized (DI) Water

June 13, 2013

I often receive a phone call with the following request:  “I need a price for a DI water system.”   Simple enough, right!  Well, not nearly so.  Sometimes to the frustration of the caller, I come back with a list of questions that the caller is not prepared to answer.  Not unlike any other water treatment application or technology, deionization or DI, has its inherent limitations, based on the water supply…


You have water treatment equipment but are you maintaining the entire plumbing system properly?

June 12, 2013

We often talk to customers about their water treatment needs then recommend equipment and a treatment process but the water treatment is only a part of your water distribution system.  There are several components in your plumbing system from the well pump to the faucets.  Water treatment equipment and plumbing system require routine maintenance to operate or perform properly. You have done a water test, purchased new equipment and are…