As well water is extracted directly from aquifers underground and is private property; you need to make sure that the quality of water is maintained. The well water contains many contaminants like heavy metals, nitrates, pathogens (bacteria and viruses), and nitrates. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Elements like calcium and magnesium are also present in water, which makes your water hard and can cause skin and hair problems. Hard water is also the primary factor behind scale buildup on shower and plumbing, shorter lifespan of appliances, and stains on your crockery and laundry. Hence, all the contaminants must be removed from the water before using it.
In such circumstances, you must install a quality water filtration system to treat well water. SpringWell offers the best protection against these contaminants. In this review, we will talk about SpringWell’s well water filtration system.
SpringWell Whole House Well Water Filter System Reviews and Features
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Research conducted on well water across the country has found out that the common contaminants in the majority of well systems are iron, sulfur, and manganese. These three are responsible for stains on your laundry and appliances, bad odors in water, and taste problems. The first step to ensure that you get pure and healthy water from well is to install a filter that fights against them. This system can remove a maximum of 8 PPM hydrogen sulfide, which is responsible for rotten egg smell from your water. It is also effective against iron concentration up to 7 PPM, thus eliminating the orange and brown stains on laundry and crockery. It captures manganese up to 1 PPM, which causes odors and colors from water.
The system uses 4 stages to provide you with excellent results. The 4-stages of filtration are explained below
Stage 1: Oxidization – When water passes through an air pocket at the top of the tank, iron, sulfur, and manganese is oxidized to facilitate its removal.
Stage 2: Trapping Stage – In the second stage, the oxidized contaminants are trapped in the bed of green sand fusion.
Stage 3: Backwashing Stage – The trapped contaminants are washed out of the system to regenerate the air pocket and continue the filtration process. The system makes use of an Empress Vortech Tank for fast and thorough cleaning of the filtration bed.
Stage 4: Pure Water Supply – The treated water is supplied to your whole house.
Need something advanced? Check out SpringWell’s other well water filtration systems.
If your water has a hardness in it, pathogens and other contaminants, you will need additional protection. Once you have tested the quality of your water, it will be easy to decide which filter combo you need.
This system makes use of the above 4 stages and a salt-free water softener to remove calcium and magnesium from water. Calcium and magnesium are the elements responsible for making your water hard. By removing hardness from water, you enjoy smooth and shinier skin and silky hair.
This system makes use of salt-based water softening technology to remove hardness from water. You have to add softening salt once it is finished. This system is cheap and comes with a digital meter which can be controlled through your mobile phone using Bluetooth technology.
This system is the most advanced for private well owners. You get the standard iron/sulfur and manganese removal, salt-free water softening, and a whole house filtration system. It removes a lot of other contaminants apart from iron/sulfur and calcium/magnesium.
Based on the flow rate, SpringWell offers two variants in the standard iron/sulfur filter. Let’s look at them in more detail
- Model: Whole House Iron Filter – 1054
- Number of Bathrooms: 1-4
- Flow Rate: 12 GPM
- Tank Width: 10″
- Tank Height: 54″ (64″ with head)
- Model: Whole House Iron Filter – 1354
- Number of Bathrooms: 4+
- Flow Rate: 20 GPM
- Tank Width: 13″
- Tank Height: 54″ (64″ with head)
Tanks with a larger width offer more flow rate. SpringWell has made sure that its users do not have to suffer the slow flow rate problem. Even if all 4 washrooms in your house are being used at one time, you will have the luxury of using water at your kitchen sink with an impressive flow rate.
If you are aware of your home’s plumbing and piping system, installing the system won’t be an issue for you. You will get everything you need to install the system. A 50-feet drain line, an electronic head, a bypass valve, 1-inch elbow fittings, and a hose clamp are included in the box. You can download a detailed written installation guide here. Check out the video for a video installation guide.
The connection size is 1-inch. The system can operate at a feed pressure of 25-80 PSI. SpringWell outnumbers its competitors when it comes to performing at low pressure. Most of the filtration systems don’t work well when the water pressure from well is low. The operating temperature of 36-120 F and a pH of 6.5-10 are ideal for this system.
You get a lifetime warranty on this system, which included material and workmanship. In case you are not satisfied with the performance of the system, you get a 6-month money-back cover.
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