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Re: Water filters or softners ?

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Yes, an iron remover. We have both an iron remover and a softener. Softeners will remove some iron but if it's over a certain threshold, you will have lots of problems with your softener's filter bed getting fouled. There are a few different types of iron remover, ours uses air to oxidize the iron and a filter bed to remove it once it's oxidized. Other types use harsh chemicals (potassium permagnanate) to oxidize the iron, the removal process is much the same once it's oxidized. We used to have the latter but I found I didnt' like handling the chemicals and the air type system works just as good without the chemical.
The most important thing is to have your water tested to see what is actually in it. There are numerous differenty types of filters etc. that work on different types of water. It's all chemistry. Until you know EXACTLY what is in your water and in what quantities, you are just shooting in the dark and will probably end up frustrated and $$ out of pocket.

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