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Old 04-14-2019, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Water filtration system for well ??

I have a well that has lots of calcium (I think) It's small white particles.

I need to filter it as it clogs my irrigation plus we have an on-demand hot water heater in the house I don't want damaged.

I don't need a filter that takes out chlorine and all the other things put in city water.

Should I use a simple filter or get a better one? Also if anyone knows, is there one with an easy to clean filter? Lots of calcium so I'll have to clean it pretty often.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:18 PM   #2
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Just buy this one upfront. Itís programable and self cleaning. If you buy the replaceable filter unit you will get tired of changing and buying filters.

https://m.lowes.com/pd/Whirlpool-3-4...System/1082883
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:20 PM   #3
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i'd talk to the water well folks. with that stuff you may need a special type of filtering at the wellhouse.
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:01 PM   #4
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Just buy this one upfront. Itís programable and self cleaning. If you buy the replaceable filter unit you will get tired of changing and buying filters.

https://m.lowes.com/pd/Whirlpool-3-4...System/1082883
We purchased one of these 3 years ago. It was nothing but trouble from the start. We fought with it for 2 years and finally unhooked it and carried it to the dumpster.
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Tagged as I have similar issue and in for a solution. We have whole house filter on some lines but still get buildup from dissolved minerals.


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Old 04-14-2019, 05:32 PM   #6
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We purchased one of these 3 years ago. It was nothing but trouble from the start. We fought with it for 2 years and finally unhooked it and carried it to the dumpster.


I had one running for 3 years and sold the house in 2013, itís still running to this day. ( Iím still in contact with the new owners.)
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:06 PM   #7
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I had one running for 3 years and sold the house in 2013, itís still running to this day. ( Iím still in contact with the new owners.)
Thatís cool. I spoke with whirlpool customer service until I was blue in the face trying to get the unit to run properly. If you have very much calcium in your water donít waste your money on one of these.
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:23 PM   #8
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Thatís cool. I spoke with whirlpool customer service until I was blue in the face trying to get the unit to run properly. If you have very much calcium in your water donít waste your money on one of these.
Thanks for the input.

I may go super cheap and wash filter often. At least until I find the right/better solution.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:34 PM   #9
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You need to get a lab analysis done on the water to see what your working with. If itís calcium then youíll need a softener. Typically an online filter wonít remove it.


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Old 04-14-2019, 10:31 PM   #10
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It's more likely lime or lime stone flakes. You can get by fine with one of the Pentaire, Big Blue sediment filters. They are fairly cheap and replacement filters are cheap and easy to replace. I have one on my well and change it once a year.
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We've had a well since '92. Rebuilt our house after Harvey and went with an on demand water heater. I have a whole house system that i change the filter every six months and also have a filter right at the water heater that my wife found on Amazon. Seems to work.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:58 AM   #12
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Thatís cool. I spoke with whirlpool customer service until I was blue in the face trying to get the unit to run properly. If you have very much calcium in your water donít waste your money on one of these.


That may be the kicker. I donít have much calcium, just a lot of fine sediment.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:22 AM   #13
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It's more likely lime or lime stone flakes. You can get by fine with one of the Pentaire, Big Blue sediment filters. They are fairly cheap and replacement filters are cheap and easy to replace. I have one on my well and change it once a year.
You may be right. I was totally guessing. It's just white small flakes but they add up a lot.

https://www.freshwatersystems.com/pr...waAodhEALw_wcB

You use something like this?
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:23 AM   #14
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I’m on any suggestions for a system that will help with calcium. We have a well with extremely hard water. Calcium build up everywhere, but we really don’t want a softener and have to deal with salt and all that goes with that. The discharge also dumps into the septic so I’m not trying to add the trouble of that either.

Any ideas for that?
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:20 AM   #15
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Bump for anymore suggestion. Same water here as RiverRat's.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:39 PM   #16
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You may be right. I was totally guessing. It's just white small flakes but they add up a lot.

https://www.freshwatersystems.com/pr...waAodhEALw_wcB

You use something like this?
That's it. I also have another, much finer filter on the little faucet in the island that is for drinking water only. It would be good if you had a separate line to the house just for the out side faucets so it wouldn't clog the filter up so much when it wasn't needed. I didn't but wish I did.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:12 AM   #17
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Water well guy told me to get the spin down filter like this. I'll probably do like Draco and do both.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/iSpring-W...8aAifnEALw_wcB
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