What Salt Should I Use For My Water Softener

Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 by in All Blogs, Brine Tank, Water Softener System

Common Water Softener salt options include: Solar Salt Crystals Morton is a common brand, but there are others. This type of salt is basically dehydrated ocean water, so it may contain some impurities and debris. Usually comes in a blue bag, and is pretty inexpensive. Salt Pellets There are several brands that make pellets. They […]

Do Salt Free Softeners Work?

Posted on 03. Jun, 2015 by in All Blogs, Water Softener System

Salt free softeners, also called scale reducing systems, function much differently than a Water Softener does. A Softener uses a process called ionic exchange, meaning it uses sodium to replace the calcium mineral that causes hard water. This leaves you with soft water, which is the absence of hardness. Types of Salt Free Softeners There […]

Memorial Day & Water Usage

Posted on 22. May, 2015 by in All Blogs

The holiday weekend is just hours away and we know everyone has fun plans! We also know you will be using more water for parties, filling or topping off your pool, watering your lawn, or pressure washing your house. Read this blog for some helpful tips! Water facts: Pools usually need between 3,000 and 6,000 […]

Power Outage During A Water System Cycle

Posted on 05. May, 2015 by in All Blogs, Water Treatment CT

It’s almost storm season and we want you to be prepared! If you lose power while your water treatment system is going through a cycle, it will “freeze” in the cycle – like someone hit the pause button on your DVR. When your power returns, it will continue the cycle. The same thing would happen […]

What’s In Your Water?

Posted on 15. Apr, 2015 by in All Blogs, Water Treatment CT, Well Water

Come see H2O Equipment Company at the Portland Library on Monday, April 20th at 6 pm for our presentation on residential well water! Event Details: Presentation: “What’s In Your Water?” Company: H2O Equipment Company Location: Portland Library – 20 Freestone Avenue, Portland CT in the Mary Flood Room Date: Monday, April 20th Time: 6:00 pm […]

Hard Water and Acne

Posted on 17. Mar, 2015 by in All Blogs, Hard Water, Water Softener System

Did you recently move into your new home and start to notice shiny new pimples on your face? Or while on vacation, feel your skin become dry, cracked and itchy? You use the same lotions, creams, soaps, even the same makeup – and yet your face has red, irritated pimples. The culprit may be your […]

Common Well Problems in Connecticut

Posted on 24. Dec, 2014 by in All Blogs, Well Water

What Every Connecticut Resident Needs to Know When you live in Connecticut, it’s pretty safe to say that you may be dealing with some well problems. From iron to magnesium to calcium, the Connecticut soil is rich with many minerals, but you don’t exactly want them in your water well. Here’s a rundown of the […]

Lead in Drinking Water

Posted on 21. Nov, 2014 by in All Blogs, Contaminants

Lead is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless metal. Lead is rarely naturally occurring in water. However, it can enter your drinking water due to corrosion of any household plumbing, solder, or fittings containing lead. Is Lead harmful? Yes. Lead is considered a toxic metal. If you consume elevated levels of lead, damage to your brain, […]

What Size Sediment Filter Should I Use

Posted on 13. Nov, 2014 by in All Blogs, Sediment Filter

If you have residential well water, we recommend having an In-line Cartridge Filter, also called a Sediment Filter. It acts as a pre-filter to catch sediment and other particles before they can get to your faucets or your water treatment system. There are two different sizes for filter housings: Standard In-Line Cartridge Filter If you […]

Low pH – Acidic Water

Posted on 14. Aug, 2014 by in Acidic Water, All Blogs

What is pH? It stands for “potential of hydrogen”. But think of pH as a scale to measure whether your water is acidic or alkaline. The scale itself has a range of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below a 7 is considered acidic. Anything above a 7 is considered alkaline. In CT, […]