As a homeowner, it’s easy to forget all the ways water impacts your daily life … until there’s a problem. To help you see water clearly, we put together some common signs of water issues. Do any of these sound familiar?
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Pressure tanks that are not operating correctly cause your well pump to turn on and off more frequently. This causes extra wear and tear on your pump, which shortens its lifespan.
Does your well pump kick on, every time, as soon as you use water? Are you noticing your water pressure surging/fluctuating between stronger and weaker? First thing to check is your water filter and make sure that it’s clean and doesn’t need to be changed. If that is not the problem, it could very likely be your pressure tank: it may be water logged.
Sometimes the pressure tank can simply be re-pressurized, but sometimes it needs to be replaced.
Why should you disinfect your water lines?
All natural water is not pure. It contains some gases and minerals and is likely to contain some microbial organisms. Bacteria in Your Water, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), indicates that most waterborne microbes are harmless and many are actually beneficial. Some, however, are pathogenic. Routine testing of private well water and, when needed, chemical disinfection are critical to maintaining a safe private water supply and avoiding the ravages of pathogenic microbes. Infection with E. coli, for example, can result in stomach discomfort, diarrhea, serious illness and even death.
In addition to an annual chlorination, it is important that proper chlorination should occur after any well/pipe work: repair/replacement of well pump, pressure tank, water heater, pipe repair, etc.
We know you want to have quality water in your swimming pool, but make sure you bypass your water treatment system if you’re filling your pool with your own water supply.
Why bypass? Remember water treatment systems have a gallons capacity of water they can treat before they have to regenerate (clean themselves). Most systems meter the water and know when to regenerate, but some systems only have a days’ settings. All systems by default are set to regenerate at night. So if you use excessive water during the day (and exhaust the system’s capacity) before the system regenerates at night, then you will likely experience poor water quality.