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Old 10-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Big Blue Filter: Before or After Softener?

for a house with visibly dirty well water, meaning there's black particles in the water (maybe iron?), should the big blue filter be installed before or after the culligan softener?

2nd question: will the culligan softener (installed in 2012) flush out well water particles during regeneration, or do the particles stay in the resin bed?


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Old 10-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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Put the filter before with a ball valve on each side to make it easier to service.
As far as water softeners go I dont like them and have never gone out of my way to work on them.


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