For homes that enjoy the use of private water well, w home water treatment system is a must-have. A well water treatment system not only filters the water to ensure it is clean and healthy for consumption. It also helps keep the water tasting good. Well water treatment systems are not one size fits all for every home. In the article, we will discuss the common purchasing mistakes that people make when buying and installing a well water treatment system.

Purchasing Mistake 1: PH Levels

A person who does not know or understand the PH levels of their well will make purchasing mistakes with their well water treatment system. Florida’s aquifer filters water through limestone. As a result, the water in Florida wells tends to be on the alkaline side of the PH scale. If a homeowner were to purchase a well water treatment system whose purpose is to make water more alkaline, then the plumbing of the home may experience calcium buildup which may lead to blockages and even pipe bursting.

Purchasing Mistake 2: The System

Not all well water treatment systems are compatible with every well system.  It is important to know what kind of pump you have. For example, a submersible pump will have a different impact on the well water treatment system than an above-ground jet pump.  Furthermore, a well that pumps the water into a storage tank will need a different well water treatment system than a well that pumps the water directly into the home.  Lastly, a well treatment water system needs to be compatible with a pressure tank.  Not knowing whether each system is compatible with the other can end up destroying the systems and causing you to make costly repairs or replacements.

Purchasing Mistake 3: Flow Rate

Knowing and understanding the flow rate of your well is an important factor in compatibility for a well water treatment system.  If the well water treatment system requires or can only handle one flow rate level but your well pumps at a different flow rate, then you will experience problems.

For example, if the well pumps at a flow rate of 15 gallons per minute but the well water treatment system has a flow rate of 10 gallons per minute, then the home will experience constant low water pressure. This means that appliances such as the dishwasher or washing machine will fail to work properly.  On the other hand, if your well pumps at a flow rate of 10 gallons per minute and your well water system need at least a flow rate of 15 gallons per minute, then the well water system will not work since it is not getting enough flow to do the job it was designed for.

Purchasing Mistake 4: Assuming All Well Systems Are The Same

Although well water systems are designed to remove the most common containments from the water, no well water system can completely remove every single mineral.  As stated above, some systems are created for water that is more acidic and some systems are created for more alkaline water.  It is important to speak to a trained professional, such as those employed at American Pump Services, who can advise you on the best well water treatment system for your private water well.