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Old 11-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Another water well question

We have a house on the Nueces River and the well water is very hard (really really hard). To me it tastes salty.

Curious if most well water can be filtered to make potable. And if so what types of systems do that and roughly how much do they cost? Are they easy to maintain?
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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we put one in last year - sent the water off to get analysis of what all was in it - we were lucky in that the water was excellent.

Yes you can buy filters but I would have it tested first - make sure there are no residual pesticides, etc.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:38 AM   #3
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I used a meter I bought on Amazon to get tds
It was like 2000 plus

I use a big blue inline filter and water is much improved and filters are cheap
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:43 PM   #4
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Well water at our lease in Webb county is as salty as Galveston bay... Is there a filter system that will remove dissolved salts like that?
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:50 PM   #5
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I ordered a filter on Sunday, it should be here today.

https://www.aquasana.com/whole-house...lon-well-water

I also added on the water conditioner. $2001 to my door.
I'll let you know how it works after it's running for a few weeks.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:52 PM   #6
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I just had a filtration system installed. My issue was bacterial iron in the water. My filter guy said any water can be filtered to be potable.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:03 PM   #7
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It’s important to find out what’s actually in it, but if its mainly hardness, then a good high-capacity softener with a pre-filter to catch the big solids will probably make it at least drinkable.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:24 PM   #8
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Well water at our lease in Webb county is as salty as Galveston bay... Is there a filter system that will remove dissolved salts like that?
Reverse osmosis filter.
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Old 07-19-2022, 09:37 AM   #9
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I ordered a filter on Sunday, it should be here today.

https://www.aquasana.com/whole-house...lon-well-water

I also added on the water conditioner. $2001 to my door.
I'll let you know how it works after it's running for a few weeks.
How do you like it?
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Old 07-19-2022, 09:46 AM   #10
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Years ago when we moved to Bayside, our water was very salty, although very soft. We installed an under sink reverse osmosis system and it worked great! With hard water, you might need to consider also adding a softener system also if you choose the RO system. Just saying
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Old 07-19-2022, 12:13 PM   #11
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Years ago when we moved to Bayside, our water was very salty, although very soft. We installed an under sink reverse osmosis system and it worked great! With hard water, you might need to consider also adding a softener system also if you choose the RO system. Just saying
...... cC

What is the capacity of the unit you installed? Any link or lead as to brand/model/cost??
Thx!
We BADLY need one at our deer camp!! Speckled trout would thrive in the Pilars on the ranch the water is so salty!!
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