Learn What Happens When a Homeowner Failed to Purchase a Home Water Filter  

by Pool Builders on 06-05-2008 in Articles

In the late winter and spring of 1965, a builder in Bucks County began work on the first home that he would construct on a new street in a growing development. As the construction workers pounded on nails, the drill for the home's well pounded into the ground. After going down more than 200 feet, the water coming from the well could not come to the surface water at a rate that would allow for the filling of a swimming pool.

Knowing the homeowner had given thought to having a pool, the builder called what was then the existing residence of the new home's intended resident. The builder made no mention of the benefits of a home water filter. The builder wanted to know if he should ask the drill operator to drill yet further into the soil.

The homeowner, never stopping to inquire about any link between water pressure and performance of home water filters, told the builder not to drill any further. The homeowner said "farewell" to any thoughts of having a backyard swimming pool.

The above story illustrates the low level of interest that most past homeowners had in these types of filters. At that time, homeowners lacked access to the large body of information that present-day homeowners can obtain by simply clicking on a mouse (one attached to a home computer). The typical homeowner remained unaware of the degree to which a filter could remove any contaminants from well water.

Because well water comes from the ground, it can contain sediment. A good filter should remove that sediment before the residents of the home drink any of the home's well water.

Well water can contain one or more of three forms of iron-ferrous, ferric and bacterial. Filtration experts often refer to ferrous iron as "clear water iron." When speaking about ferric iron they use the term "red water iron." A filtering system can reduce the level of iron in well water.

Well water does not always have a neutral pH, the pH of pure water. Water coming from a well can be rather acidic. A water filter with an acid neutralizer can restore the well water to a desirable pH level.

Back in the mid-1960s, society still lacked some important insights in regard to home water filters. Not until the 1970s did the public learn about the presence in well water of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). There are two routes by which VOCs leach into well water.

The cleaning of a septic system can allow VOCs to enter the well water. The use of pest-killing chemicals in the area of a home can cause the appearance of VOCs in the home's well water. A filter provides the homeowner with a proven way to rid the home's water of undesirable VOCs.

A home water filter helps the homeowner to sleep soundly. The knowledge behind the design of all filters has guaranteed many homeowners a steady flow of clean, pure and good-tasting water. A majority of homeowners have chosen one particular type of filter.

A large percentage of homes with a home water filter enjoy water that has passed through activated carbon filters. Those filters, combined with ion exchange and micron filtration can reduce any contaminants in well water to an acceptable level.

That fact explains why such purifying filtration has been welcomed by the American homeowner. Such homeowners know that by using such water filters, they have chosen the ideal way to provide the residents in their home with safest possible water..

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