please help recommend water system for new home

mrs.sergeantNovember 28, 2012

Hi! I am a newbie to posting but I have been lurking on this site for a year while we were building our house. It has been such a valuable resource and I'm so happy I found it!
I was really hoping I could get some non biased expert advice on some problems we are having with our water. I would be so appreciative for some input. We live on 1.5 acres brand new house on a well. The well is 140 ft deep and has problems with Iron at 2ppm, Hardness at 7gpg, PH is 6.5, and mild sulphur smell at .5. The TDS is 160 and we do have a slight bacteria with orange brown sludge in our toilet tanks and brownish orange water collecting in toilet bowls, dog bowl, bath water etc. The flow rate is 16 We have pex piping and wrisbow fittings so we are not worried about damage to those.
Please tell me your opinion on these systems or a suggestion on a better one, I have two estimates Ive narrowed down
Kinetico 2060 Ssoft, pgh line fitter and post carbon filter- $3135
Watercare 10x54 total water care conditioner with min plus pre filtration and post filtration $3600 plus need an outlet

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It seems you have had your water tested by a reputable source, right? And have they given you recommendations for effective treatment?

I assume your two suggestions respond to and support the recommended remediation?

Good luck with your project.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 8:24PM
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I was going to suggest you take this over to the plumbing forum, but I see you have already done so.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 8:26PM
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Kinetico - hands down. I live on 8 acres with a well and septic. The water is very hard, lots of iron and sulfur. I also have the reverse osmosis drinking water system from Kinetico and my friends from the city rave about our drinking water when they visit. I have much better quality water here than I ever did in the city, even with a Culligan unit there. Expensive, but worth every penny.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 4:57PM
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I would go with Iron treatment, that shoots chlorine in the well to kill your bacterial Iron (sounds like what you have don't know w/o you testing it).

And prefilter and water softener.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 6:25AM
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