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What is the Best Filtration System for Well Water?

When you turn on your well water does it smell? Is it discolored or contain sediment? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you’ll want to look into a well water filtration system. These systems purify your well water so that it is clean and more sanitary for cooking and bathing. Sounds good, right?

But, if you’ve never bought one before, you may not know what to look for and how a well water filtration system actually works. At A&T Well and Pump, we like to educate our customers so that they can have a full understanding of the water systems in their homes.

We’re going to explain what a well water filtration system does as well as what you’ll want to consider before investing in one.

What Does a Well Water Filtration System Do?

A well water filtration system filters chlorine, iron, mercury, and other contaminants from the water supply. Removing these components can help to eliminate odors and strange tastes as well as any staining that’s left behind in sinks and tubs.

A filtration system can even help with hard water by removing calcium and magnesium. Hard water that passes through the filter’s resin bed will exchange hard ions with soft ions so that only softened water enters the home.

Know Before You Buy

Before buying a well water filtration system, you’ll want to test the water so you know what contaminants if any, you’re dealing with. By testing the water you’ll also know the level of those contaminants and if they’re high enough to warrant filtering them out.

You can use a water testing kit that’s made for home use or you can mail the sample to a lab for testing. If you test at home, you’ll get a kit that contains strips that change color depending on the types of contaminants that are present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does recommend testing your water annually so that you know if there are any contaminants in it.

What to Look for in a Well Water Filtration System

When you’re considering investing in a well water filtration system you should know that they are not all created equal. Knowing what to look for can help you choose the best from the rest.


As mentioned above, you should test your water so you know what types of contaminants may be lurking. Some filtrations systems are made to filter out heavy metals while others are better at battling bacteria. If you know what you’re dealing with, you can choose a system that will work best to deal with your particular issue. If you ignore this factor, you may be left with a system that isn’t working because it’s not made for your type of water contamination.

Filter Type

There are different filter types to choose from depending on what you need to filter out of your water. These include:


These are good for removing iron and tend to last longer than other types of filters.

Activated Carbon

These are best for removing pesticides and lead, but can remove iron and bacteria too.

Water Ionizer

These types of filters use an electrical charge to filter out pesticides and heavy metals.

Reverse Osmosis

These filters work well to remove heavy metals and fluoride.

UV Filters

By using a UV light, these filters kill bacteria, but don’t remove other contaminants.

Infrared Filters

By using light and heat, hard water can be softened with this type of filter.

Once you determine the type of filter, you want to get the right size.

Flow Rate

Consider the flow rate of your filtration system. This is the amount of water the system can filter that can be used at any given time. The average home requires a flow rate of 6 to 12 gallons per minute. 

Built-in Water Softener

As you decide what type of water filtration system to buy, consider whether you want it to have a built-in water softener. This is a good idea if your home has hard water. 

As you consider these factors, you will be able to choose a well water filtration system that is best for your home and leaves your water clean and pure.

Do You Need a Well Water Filtration System?

If you’re considering a well water filtration system for your home, call A&T Well and Pump. Our experienced team is ready to help you with well water filtration and any other issue you may be having with your well water. Call us today at  (919) 291-4063 or fill out the form below to learn more. Discover why so many in Raleigh trust us with their well water systems.

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