Regarding a post from long ago (Google is great). I use a greensand
filter followed by a softener which uses salt. I am wondering (more
now than ever)
1. if I need the greensand filter considering what Gary wrote long ago.
2. At what level of iron will a softener be able to handle the iron
3. "Less expense" also naturally caught my eye.
I never did like the idea of potassium permanganate especially since
during last year's servicing when the technician sent the solution
through our water heater -- I spent the better part of the day running
(read: wasting) hot water until it came clear again. Please enlighten
me and point me in knowledgeable directions (more reading and
research). Thank you.
P.S. It was an advert for Kinetico whole-house filtration that started
me on this tonight. It seems that, if true, the Kinetico system would
be much less expensive than the greensand (and yearly maintenance),
softener (with its several-bags-of-salt/yearly appetite), and carbon
filter block (at the sink) system we use.
From: Gary Slusser
Date: Sat, Jun 27 1998 12:00 am
Frankly, IMO and that of many others, the 'non electric' is nothing
than a gimmick and comes with the short comings you have admitted;
inability to handle iron which you state you have to use manganese
greensand to eliminate. You must not do much water quality improvement
you're still using greensand. There are other much better means at less
expense and they don't use a hazardous material to regenerate with such