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    frysk is offline Junior Member
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    Default well water pH is 6.39

    I recently purchased a home with well water and had it tested. The only issue the water had was the pH level was slightly acidic (6.39). How concerned should I be? It seems to me that a calcite filter is the way to go. How do I size a filter for my house? Any other thoughts. Thanks.

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    Akpsdvan is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by frysk
    I recently purchased a home with well water and had it tested. The only issue the water had was the pH level was slightly acidic (6.39). How concerned should I be? It seems to me that a calcite filter is the way to go. How do I size a filter for my house? Any other thoughts. Thanks.
    On average one can do 1 cubic foot of calcite to 3-4 gallons per minute of flow rate.

    How big is the house? or what is the max flow rate that the well pump will do?

    Just a shot in the dark but I would say that you are looking at about 2 cubic feet of calcite if not a little more with the ph at a 6.4

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    Gary Slusser is offline Banned
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    In my experience most well pumps won't be able to satisfactorily backwash 2.0 cuft of calcite. I'd go no larger than 1.5 cuft and depending on how many people, backwash like every 2-4 days.

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