Softener and Iron filter replacement recommendations

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by pdesourdy, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. pdesourdy

    pdesourdy New Member

    Dec 11, 2013
    Hi all,

    Longtime lurker posting for first time. I'm looking to replace a greensand iron filter and water softener that are both about 16 years old. Currently 2 people in the household but eventually will be 4.

    Analysis results from private lab are as follows:

    Hardness mg/L 316 (18 gpg)
    pH 7.7
    Total Dissolved Solids mg/L 584
    Sulphide mg/L Not detected ( less than 0.02)
    Calcium mg/L 92.3
    Iron mg/L 2
    Magnesium mg/L 20.8

    Any thoughts on the following to replace my greensand filter and softener:

    Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain (1.5 cu ft) softener
    Hydrotech AIO 1.5cu ft chemical free iron filter

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated


  2. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 In the Trades

    Nov 24, 2010
    Owner of SWS Systems WWW.SWSSYSTEM.COM
    Ocala, Florida
    The chemical free filter uses air to oxidize the iron and then a media to remove it. I would ask what type of media and check to make sure you have the flow rate to properly clean the media. Iron medias can be very heavy and not having the proper flow rate may cause it to premature fail due to improper flow rate.
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