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jimmym

03:51AM | 11/21/05
Member Since: 11/20/05
6 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Backstory: I'm getting blue stains in my tub so after some research... My well water has a pH of 5.74. So, before any further damage is done, I'm installing an acid neutralizer.

Questions:

1) Why do these need to be backflushed? I have a whole house particulate pre-filter that will be installed before the neutralizer and I thought the media is sacrificial.

2) 5.74 is pretty low. I've read about people complaining about acidic water at pH6.5. Should I get a larger than usual neutralizer? Or use different media?

3) What is the order in which I should install these? Pre-filter -> neutralizer -> surge tank.

Thanks folks.

Gary Slusser

05:23PM | 11/22/05
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
AN mibera ldoesnt' need a prefilter, only upflow AN filters do and no one should buy on of them but... Your pH is way too low for an upflow anyway. The mineral has to be backwashed or it will cause excessive pressure loss.

The AN filter goes first, the nthe softener for the added hardness the AN filter will cause. You need a mixed bed AN filter.

I suggest using a Clack WS-1 control valve on filter you get and you should have a top dome hole tank so you can add mineral when you have to.

Gary

Quality Water Associates

jimmym

04:34AM | 11/23/05
Member Since: 11/20/05
6 lifetime posts
Why too low for an upflow? What does the direction of flow have to do with the time the water spends in contact with the media?

Why shouldn't anyone buy an upflow?

A mixed bed of what?

Thanks.
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