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What’s the Best Water Softener for Well Water?

Some of the most common household water problems are caused by well water. While people with well water might think that investing in a water softener will fix well water issues, if they do not get the right water softener for well water, their issues may go unresolved.

It’s true that water softeners can improve or eliminate many water problems, but it’s important to understand that all water softeners do not address the same issues or have the same capabilities. If you want to fix well water problems, you will need to look for the best water softener for well water.

What Problems are Associated with the Iron in Well Water?

Whether it is with laundry, appliances, bathtubs, or sinks, people with well water constantly struggle with rust stains and hard water residue. The primary culprit behind well water issues is iron.

The iron in well water tends to leave orange, reddish, or brown discoloration and residue on many home items and surfaces that come in contact with water. The iron in the water may not be noticeable as it flows from the tap. The amount of oxygen deep within a well is low, so certain types of iron that may be present in the water can be dissolved and will not be visible. But once the iron in the water hits a white or light surface, it will leave these iron minerals behind. This is because the iron is fully exposed to the air, which causes iron-oxide particles to form and appear as rust stains.

Another “invisible” problem is the rust and crusty build-up can develop within plumbing and water using appliances. This build-up causes appliances to have to work harder and use more energy, reducing the home’s energy efficiency. It can also create plumbing clogs and reduce water flow throughout the home.

WaterBoss has the Best Well Water Solutions

The WaterBoss Model 900 IF is a dedicated iron water filter with a maximum ferrous iron reduction of 15 ppm. The WaterBoss model 900 IF iron water filter can be used in tandem with WaterBoss Models 700, 900, or any conventional water softener to make it the ideal solution for well water problems.

The WaterBoss approach uses a media called GreensandPlus™, one of the most effective oxidation technologies. Coated with a layer of manganese dioxide on the surface of the mineral, the GreensandPlus media comes in contact with the water and any iron is immediately oxidized turning it into a solid particle that can easily be removed from the water.

The iron captured by the system is ultimately filtered and washed away in the backwash cycle and ready to continue service without the need to replace any of the media inside.

At Waterboss, our team is dedicated to providing families with quality water. If you are not satisfied with your water, visit our contact page to talk to a WaterBoss expert about finding your solution.