Well Water Woes
We live in upstate NY, in a rural area. We have a well and are not pleased with the quality of water. We have a problem with hard water, as well as a problem with iron reducing bacteria.
We have an old Culligan water softener that we own. It's producing over-softened water. I wish we had the ability to set the pH, but we don't. We can only control water flow into the salt tank; a very inefficient process.
We also have a Culligan chlorinator that we rent. It works, but only efficiently when we are using lots of water, thereby flushing the pipes. It seems like a very wasteful process to us. If we don't open the taps to flush the pipes regularly the chlorinator cannot keep up with the bacteria buildup and we have stinky, foul-tasting water.
Looking for any and all advice on alternatives to Culligan that will help with these two issues (iron reducing bacteria and a healthy water pH.)