If it’s a Salt-Free Softener, Why Doesn’t it Soften the Water?

January 22, 2019

QUESTION: Hello, We have well water that was tested 4 days ago; No iron, ph 7.1, hardness GPG 29. We tested a second sample that was treated through a whole house system from Aquasana. The treated water tested 21 GPG hardness. We are miserable with this product. My hair is damaged, skin is dry, fixtures are coated. There is sandy grit in the water and we have 3 sediment filters…

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It’s Time to Get Serious About Irrigation Water

Starting in March of this year, at least 210 people in 36 states were sickened with a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7.  The contamination was from contact with lettuce or spinach.  According to CNN News, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was able to determine that the E. coli bacteria sampled from those who became ill was closely related genetically, so a single source of infection…

June 30, 2018
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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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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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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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The Best Way to Test Your Water

A good detailed water analysis is vitally important, especially if you are on well water.  A thorough water analysis is like a blood test or x-ray for your water and is the ONLY way that you can really know what is in your water so that you can properly treat it.  The problem is:  many water tests are expensive and if they aren’t, they are not very accurate. Before I…

January 1, 2017
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How Often Should I Change My RO Filters?

November 23, 2014

John asks: I have a water softener and a pre-filter ahead of my Reverse Osmosis System.  How often should I change the filters? The Water Doctor replied: Water quality varies so much that it is impossible to give you an accurate answer.  For example, some water is more turbid and contains more solids.  Water that looks substantially the same could plug a filter in a month… or a year.  The…

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“They Said They Would Give Us a Free Water Analysis”

October 10, 2014

“Isn’t that wonderful that Big Name Water Conditioning Company is going to send out a Water Consultant and give us a water analysis absolutely free?”  Maybe you have experienced that and it sounds great, but let me remind you that you usually don’t get anything for free without some strings attached.   There are exceptions and before I start, I would like to say that there are some very professional, wonderful…

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What About Fracking?

January 25, 2014

Brian wrote this: “3 years ago one of our wells on the farm ran dry in the summer months and we had a well drilled near the house to get us going again. I found a local well driller that was able to come over the next day and started drilling. He used a modern drill system and soon was at 285 feet though shale and bed rock. The casing…

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