Red Sediment in Filter

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  1. MiddleAgedMan

    MiddleAgedMan New Member

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    90A42375-A587-45DD-9CB2-C0481E03310D.jpeg Hi there, new to the club although I have been reading for years. Now I have a question for any well water folks out there. I have a deep well water system. We have a water softener (salt) and a pH correction tank (I think it uses Corosex??). In line and before the two previous mentioned tanks is a 10” string filter which I change every 3-4 months. When I change the filter it is full of this reddish/orange/brownish pasty sediment. I have always assumed it’s just clay, but lately have been thinking maybe it’s a bigger problem. I’m attaching a photo of the string filter. Any ideas what this is?
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    There is iron involved. It may include some clay also. If it is not clogging the filter, not anything to worry about too much. If the filter was clogging every 3 weeks, then you would be concerned.

    Sanitizing your well will help some, and it is a good idea anyway. https://terrylove.com/forums/index....izing-extra-attention-to-4-inch-casing.65845/

    You should also get a lab water test. You might benefit from an iron filter rather than letting the softener do the whole job.

    Any smells, such as sulfur smell?
     
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