Florida Home on Well Water
I purchased an AdvantaPure Home Purifying System while on city water a couple years ago. Now that I'm in a new home on well water, the installer of my AdvantaPure System advised I get an iron tower on the new (well water) house before transporting/installing the AdvantaPure System from the old (city water) house. My iron level at the new house is 28 grains. The existing (cheapo) water filter on the house is only filtering 2 of those 28 grains. He said we can connect the AdvantaPure System AFTER the iron tower, which will then provide pure water to the house. The AdvantaPure System uses KDF as one of its four-part filtering process. The installer said I can install the AdvantaPure System on my new (well water) house, but without an iron tower it will only purify water for 1.5 years before the iron overtakes the filter and ruins it.
My question: which iron tower system should I purchase?
Note: my water smells like pennies, appears a bit green/yellow, and feels really hard
Questions re: Kinetico units
Questions: We are on a city well that draws from a few different wells. In your experience, does being on a city well justify having an RO unit such as the K5? We get a water report every year, but I still wonder... especially since the report is taken from one well. If we're on the fence, would it make sense to go ahead w/the whole house 4040s until we've done more research regarding the RO system?
I am wondering about the removal of all chlorine. Does this allow for bacteria to build up in the tanks? The Kinetico guy said that it would not, but I question that, as he didn't provide a detailed explanation. He told us that our water was about an 8 in hardness.
Also, I think I read somewhere that the K5 (flow) automatically shuts off when the filters need changing, is this true? The Macguard. This would not be good if we were in the middle of cooking, etc.
I'm still having trouble finding how much replacement filters cost. Any ideas, even approx. Thanks!