Greensand Iron Filter
I have a well water supply that is heavy in iron--you can smell it when the shower runs (metallic smell) and see it settle to the bottom of a standing bottle of water. It is also staining toilets, etc. orange.
The analysis results show around 5mg/L of iron and 0.22mg/L of manganese. Water flow rate is estimated at around 5gpm based upon timed tests done at a wide-open sillcock. No other water test anomalies noted.
A manganese greensand filter system (based on the Fleck 2510) was recommended by both a local water expert and Ohio Pure Water Company, but I am unsure on how to size the system for most efficient operation. Also, there is a cartridge filter just off of the well pressure tank which quickly becomes clogged with orange--should I retain this downstream of the iron filter, or just leave it off of the new installation?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.