Will adding a filter help?
Posted by Valab on October 25, 2002 at 09:18:52:

Background: I use well water that is treated with a standard water softener. I have a family of 4 and the water soften gets recharged every other night; I go through about 40 lbs of salt a week. The water pressure various between 40 and 60 psi (depending upon whether the well pump is pumping) which is fine for my household needs.

Problem: From time-to-time the water quality delivered to the tap is not the best. I have a minor problem with rust and I think that the rust is of the dissolved type rather than actual rust particles. Also, there is the occasional sulfide smell.

I've checked into expanding the water softening system to include a large carbon filter and possibly a green sand other similar 'anti-rust' device. These additions are really expensive though, somewhere in the $800 range for the carbon filter alone.

My question is, would putting one of the relatively inexpensive home-depot type inline filters help with our water quality? If so, would it be best to add the filter(s) inline before or after the water softener? Also, would adding such a filter(s) decrease water pressure to the tap?

thanks for your help!

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