Acid Neut/Iron Filter
Acid neutralizers normally do not need to be backwashed as often as iron filters. They serve two entirely different purposes. If you should use an acid neutralizer to remove iron, you must backwash it far more often that you would otherwise. As it backwashes it uses even more mineral. So in this regard you are using way more pH increasing minerals than necessary. Of course for the company selling these minerals to you it is additional ongoing income. You should also be sure to do a flow rate check as described on our Articles and FAQ's page under item #7. That is how you know what size you need. It is also helpful to know how many permanent residents are in the home. There are different solutions for different pH values. In some cases you may need two backwashing tanks if the pH is really low. You should contact one of our expert techs once you know what your pH is so they can tell you exactly what you need. Be VERY wary of people who add acid neutralizer minerals in other tanks, such as water softeners and iron filters.
It makes no sense at all in a proper application and raises many different concerns such as minerals shifting in the tank, unstable mineral beds, pH ranges that fluctuate greatly, and often it unnecessarily raises hardness levels in water that is not hard, which then may require the addition of a water softener and drinking water system. DO NOT let companies sell you units with pH increasing minerals such a calcite in the SAME TANK as other filtering or softening minerals. Please don't hesitate to give us a quick call for a quick evaluation of your issue. Keep in mind our technicians are not allowed to ask you to buy anything or pressure you in ANY way. They just answer your questions and give you great advice. We are the online leader for water treatment worldwide.