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    My new well

    I just had a well drilled on my place. It's 410'deep. I live in Northwest Arkansas. I have plenty of water but it smells (rotten eggs) awful. I bought a simple water test kit at Lowe's and here are the results. Alk/240, Copper/0, Hardness/25, Iron/0, N$N/0, pH/7. Do I need to do further testing before making a choice on equipment to get rid of the rotten egg smell and taste. From what I've read I'm interested in chlorinator and tank or the areation tank with additional filters if needed. I need help because my wife isn't going to let me hook this water up to my house until I get rid of this smell. thanks in advance, Mike

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    You could purchase our Sulphur Removal System. It works great here in Florida. You can see it url=
    http://www.pumpsandtanks.com/Wells/sulphur_removal.htm"]here.[/url]

    It removes the sulphur gas in a galvanized tank under pressure. No open vessels and no chlorine.

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    speedbump I've looked at the products and pricing but hat doesn't answer any questions. Does your system just eliminate the sulphur gas or does it help other problems?

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    Air injection or air pump systems remove H2S gas and oxidize iron and some manganese. Chlorine systems do the same plus kill all types of bacteria and can remove higher levels of H2S, iron and all manganese where air can not be used on very high levels of iron and manganese or any type of bacteria but...

    Bob's air over water air system can treat much higher levels of H2S, iron and manganese than an air pump or air injection system can. My inline erosion pellet chlorination system can treat the highest volumes of all those things, and it includes a special carbon in a backwashed filter to remove chlorine and clarify and polish the water.

    You will also need a water softener.

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    The rotten egg smell is unbarable. It's undrinkable. The water tested Hard but had 0 iron in it. Do I need to do more extensive testing to say for Manganese to determine which system to use. What other testing do I need to make an educated decision?

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    Sorry about the bad link. Try this one.

    http://www.pumpsandtanks.com/Wells/sulphur_removal.htm

    My system will remove the sulphur gas (odor) and oxidize as Gary said. His chlorination system will do the same and more. I just don't like Chlorine. It eats everything in your plumbing system over time.

    Like Gary said, you will still need a softener.

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    But the carbon filter removes the chlorine and you plumb the chlorinator, its mixing/retention tank and the filter and the softener with sch 40 PVC. The chlorinator is sch 40 PVC, and the mixing tank and filter and softener are all plastic, so no there is no chlorine damage to any of it.

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    Wouldn't it be a good idea to to suggest that this guy gets a full water analysis by a cerififed lab? Selling someone a water treatment system based on a test kit from Lowes doesn't sound very professional.

    If you want a good water treatment system, start with a good water analysis! Contact a local cerified lab, get the right sample bottles, and get a POTABILITY TEST done.

    Sammy

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    I've tried that one Sammy. Most people won't go for the expense of a lab analysis. I just assume if they really want one they would get one. Most people today are completely happy with the stuff they get at Lowes and HD.

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    I hear that speedbump, but if i'm going to quote someone on water treatment and they want the system to work right, it is my standard to look over a qood quality water report. Some people just dont understand the whole principal of it and to those who dont want to understand it, to me,they are not smart consumers. If they dont want to spend under 100.00 dollars for a good analysis they shouldn't be in the market for a water treatment system.

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