Bad Rust Problem

Question:
I have a bad rust problem will my well water,I understand that there is a magnetic system that will remove the rust and it also back flushes itself and is set on a timer to do this

Answer:
We do not recommend any type of magnetic system as it may remove some rust but can’t be very effective. The best solution for rust and sediment is a whole house water filter system with a high micron level sediment filter. Whole house water filter systems are affordable and can be purchased for the size home that you have. If you have 1-2 bathrooms, you can use a small standard size system, 3-4 and you might want to use the standard large size system and if you use a lot of water, you will want to look at the 10″ whole house water filter systems. You can view a full list of whole house systems with detailed specs on Filters Fast whole house water systems link. Please let us know if you need any further assistance in selecting the correct system and filter for your needs.

Green Algae

Original Comment from Blog User
I HAVE A BORRED WELL. I USE A WHOLE HOUSE FILTER. TODAY WHEN I WENT TO CHANGE MY FILTER ONE SIDE OF IT HAD A GREEN GROWTH ON IT. IT WAS ON THE SIDE THAT FACED THE DOOR OF MY WELL ROOM. THE DOOR WAS LEFT OPEN WHICH HARDLY EVER HAPPENS. WHAT IS THIS?
Answer:
What you have on your filter is Algae. Is there any sunlight reaching into the room? Normally sunlight will cause Algae growth. Now, how do you clean it? First discard the old filter. Before placing a new filter into the housing, clean the inside of the housing well with a water and bleach solution. Then replace the filter. After replacing the filter, run your water through a shower or something that uses a lot of water for 5-10 minutes to ensure that the bleach solution has passed through your pipes and your water is safe to drink.

SpringHouse Ecotech 7 filter system

Question: bought a house with a 7 filter system…only label says springhouse and ecotech….what is this? where do i get replacement cartridges for it….does it also have to have a water softener inline with it? what is the electric plug on one of the cartridges do??
Answer:
We found the Users Manual for the system that is installed in your home and it can be found at http://www.ecoquestintl.com/ownersmanuals_web/SpringHouseOM.pdf.
The plug appears to be for Ultra-Violet UV water filtration. UV Filtration is used to kill any bacteria present in water. They do not seem to make any claims to the effectivness of their system on bacteria and looking at the diagram of the the filter flow, it looks like the UV system may have some flaws. UV light can be blocked by larger particles in water. Since the filtration appears to have a 20 micron filter prior to the UV stage, any particles under 20 microns can enter the UV chamber and effectively protect bacteria by being between the UV light source and the bacteria. It seems like a better design would have the 1 micron carbon block filter prior to the UV chamber to remove all particles greater than 1 micron in size which would minimize the shadowing effect. Do not use this filter system with water that has been deemed unsafe for consumption. This system does not have a softener built in. If you have hard water, then you would need a seperate water softener to solve that problem. Replacement cartridges can be found from the manufacturer. Depening on the size of the cartridge, you may be able to use any brand of filter that meet the specifications.