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Old 01-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Our water is yellow, and has a pH of 5.8. We had a softener installed a few months ago ($1200)...water was still yellow. The same guy is now saying that we need an acid neutralizer (another $1200) to help the softener work more efficiently. The yellow color is from moderate iron content (no solids, stays yellow upon standing- does not "settle out". Do you think the neutralizer will remove the yellow color? I'm so confused?

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Do a water test (untreated) and get back to us. The AN filter will not take out iron. The softener will to some degree

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If the water is staying yellow and nothing is dropping down to the bottom then to me that says tannin.
If the ph is down at 5.8 then there is going to be the need of some form of correction to bring the ph to 7.2.
Standard softeners will do nothing to remove color or correct the ph.
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Is there a way to remove tannins? I know our water is safe...but my wife hates putting the baby in yellow bath water.
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Is there a way to remove tannins? I know our water is safe...but my wife hates putting the baby in yellow bath water.
Yes, tannins can be removed. Here is a link to an online supplier (provided as an example--not a recommendation of the specific site) that shows some of the equipment available.
http://www.ohiopurewaterco.com/shop/...me.php?cat=217

If you have copper plumbing the pH of 5.8 is a serious problem becuase the acid water will leach copper from the pipes--probably increasing the copper content above recommending levels and in time causing pin hole leaks in your copper pipes. AN filters are also available from online suppliers--look around the website I linked to above for examples
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