Well Water, Hardness and High TDS



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Well Water

Outside well with a gable roof and postIt almost would seem that no two wells are the same. A well just near by can be very different with output and quality not to mention large geographical differences such as North America.

A well can be "sweet water" or have excessive contaminants that would have to be removed by pre-filtration with specialty pre-filters or sometimes by a reverse osmosis system

It is recommended that you know your source water either from a recent water test report or to have a new test done. Most of the time we will know where to go from there and make any recommendations.

A reverse osmosis system will generally be recommended when a particular problem can not easily be solved with pre-filtration. An RO system would necessitate the use of a re-mineral pre-filter to add essential alkaline minerals for proper ionization in the water ionizer.

Please check with us first before ordering an ionizer if you have well water and are unsure about the quality of your well water. In general most municipal water will be just fine for use with one of our water ionizers.

Excessive pH or very Hard Water

Hard water deposits on faucet Excessive hard water will also need a reduce hardness pre-filter to improve performance and reduce scale build up. The warranty threshold for the ionizer is no more than 17 grains of hardness without the use of a reduce hardness pre-filter. Please let us know if you have extremely hard water and we will recommend the proper pre-filter for this condition or alternatively our Reverse Osmosis System will solve the problem.

Hard Water by Region

Please note that hard water can exist in many varied regions!

Regional map of hard water




Map of hard water levels

Total Dissolve Solids or TDS

Water testing instrument Total Dissolved Solids refers to combined content of all inorganic and organic substances suspended in a liquid and can be in a colloidal, ionized or molecular form. These particles are generally small in nature being no larger than 2 microns. A micron is defined as one millionth of a meter or one thousandth of a millimeter. By comparison, Salmonella enteritidis the bacteria that causes one form of food poisoning is between .06 and .07 microns.

High TDS can affect ionization in our water cell and pH and -ORP results can be altered to unsatisfactory. Our warranty to be void requires pre-filtration if TDS is up to and over 300ppm.Most municipal water is fine and TDS is usually a well issue but doesn't exclude certain municipalities. If in doubt please get a copy of a test report from your local water Company or call them. In general they will provide this free of charge and often the test report can be found on line.

Water Softeners

Water softeners are used when there is very hard water and the potential for scale buildup inside pipes, water heaters, toilets and plumbing fixtures. Water softeners also help with greater lathering bathing and with softer laundry. Most water softeners are of the negative ion type that use salt to change the ion properties of alkaline minerals so that scale buildup does not occur.

Water Softeners can reduce the ion effect of alkaline minerals and therefore affect the ionization results of your water ionizer. If you have a water softener and want to install an ionizer, chances are that you will need to bypass the softener or use a reverse osmosis system under the sink with a re-mineral pre-filter. Contact us first so that we can recommend a solution based on your situation. Free Consultation

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