Well water containing iron and manganese cause staining of fixtures, sinks, toilets, & tubs. As long as the iron is in solution, HydroBlend will help control iron & manganese staining.
Since HydroBlend will not remove iron and manganese from the water supply, only lessen staining, the water may still have a metallic taste. If complete removal of iron & manganese is desired, and water softening is the chosen method of removal, HydroBlend should be used prior to the softener in order to protect it from iron fouling.
Do not use HydroBlend in front of oxidizing filters (greensand, pyrolox, birm) as it will interfere with the oxidation/filtration process. In many well and municipally treated water, corrosion of the plumbing pipes and fixtures is a problem. This is caused by a variety of factors, mostly due to low pH or “acidic water” conditions.
HydroBlend effectively provides corrosion control in low pH applications especially when combined with standard calcite systems (acid Neutralizers). This depends on water chemistry and application. A complete water analysis is recommended before application to ensure effectiveness. Contact SFES to discuss specific applications.