I would like to aerate my water. I have two sources of water 1) a pool
alongside the river that refills itself thru infiltration 2) a well that
has hydrogen sulfate (rottenn egg smell). I use the pool as my main
water source and the well as my backup. I pump out of the pool into a
5,000 gal storage tank at 30 gpm, and out of the well at 3-5 gpm. I
want to use the water under pressure from the pumps to spray the water
into the tank, and hopefully get a little better quality water. Can
anyone give me any ideas as to what size, design or type of nozzle I
You'll do better treating the water after you take it out of the tank.
I'd strongly suggest that you use ozone or chlorine in the tank first
though. Chlorine could be added as the water is pumped into the tank.
That will kill bacteria etc. and oxidize the H2S and any iron and
manganese. Then remove the chlorine and color from iron etc. (if that's
what you used) and treat the water for acidity, hardness etc.. as
I can get spray nozzles, for aeration equipment that I sell, that can be
mounted in 1/2" female NPT fittings but, the water has to be clear or
they will block up. Adding air to the well water may not be a good idea.
Any iron and the water will be discolored. I'm not sure what it would do
to river water, but that probably isn't clear to begin with.
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