Backwashing Acid Neutralizer: To Eliminate Acid Water!

The telltale signs of acidic water (if you have copper pipes) are blue or green stains in the bottom of your sink or tub. If these appear or if you suspect you have acidic water, then a simple pH test will tell you whether your water is acidic or not. You can get a pH test kit at almost any pool supply store. If your water has a pH of 7 or less then it is considered acidic and it should be treated.

There are a few ways to treat your pH issues. The first way is to utilize a chemical feed pump and inject a pH neutralizing agent into the water line. Not recommended if your pH is below 6.0. Soda Ash Injection by Chemical Feed Pump

The second way is to use a backwashing Calcite Acid Neutralizer tank, to be used with a pH no lower than 5.5. A Calcite system uses crushed and screened white marble limestone which is dissolved in the water to neutralize acidic water. The dissolved limestone in the water may be responsible for the increase in hardness. If your pH is below 5.5 then Budget Water's Calcite plus tank in conjunction with Calcite would be the proper application. A Calcite Plus system uses reactive magnesium oxide which, like Calcite, is dissolved in the water. Whether you are using Calcite or Calcite plus they may increase hardness in the water and a water softener may become necessary after the neutralizing filter.

"EZ fill" Acid Neutralizer tank. Port on the side makes adding mineral a snap!Acid Neutralizer: To Eliminate Acid Water!

BACKWASHING ACID NEUTRALIZERS (Calcite):

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9"x40" min.tank .75 Cubic Ft. Calcite661B$599.87

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10"x40" min.tank 1.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite663B$649.87

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10"x54" min.tank 1.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite665B$699.87

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12"x48" min.tank 2.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite667B$749.87

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10"x44" EZ fill min.tank .75 Cubic Ft. Calcite661BEZ$649.87

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10"x44" EZ fill min.tank 1.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite663BEZ$699.87

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10"x54" EZ fill min.tank 1.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite665BEZ$749.87

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12"x48" EZ fill min.tank 2.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite66CBEZ$859.87

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13"x54" EZ fill min. tank 2.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite667BEZ$902.87

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Calcite Mineral for Acid Neurtralizer Tanks

Calcite  .5 cu. ft. (50 lb.) Item# 50CAL  $50.87 Buy Now

Calcite Plus .66 cu. ft. (50 lb.) Item# CAL1 $79.87$ Buy Now

NEW! Our new "EASY FILL" Tanks make adding Calcite or Calcite plus to your neutralizer a snap!! The optional side port with cap makes adding media to your tank more convenient. Just unthread the cap pour media in and close!

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These systems operate by passing the acidic water through either the Calcite or Calcite plus media which are dissolved into the water balancing out the pH level, or by means of injecting a pH raising mixture into the line.

BACKWASHING ACID NEUTRALIZERS (Calcite Plus):

Note: Calcite plus is for low pH ranges and should be used only in conjunction with another acid neutralizer or injection.

DescriptionItem #

Price

 
9"x40" min. tank .75 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus661B1$649.87Buy Now
10"x40" min. tank 1.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus662B2$699.87Buy Now
10"x54" min. tank 1.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus663B3$749.87Buy Now
12"x48" min. tank 2.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus664B4$799.87Buy Now
10"x40" EZ fill min. tank .75 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus661B1EZ$699.87Buy Now
10"x40" EZ fill min. tank 1.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus662B2EZ$749.87Buy Now
10"x54" EZ fill min. tank 1.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus663B3EZ$799.87Buy Now
12"x48" EZ fill min. tank 2.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus667B7EZ$909.87Buy Now
13"x54" EZ fill min. tank 2.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite Plus665B5EZ$959.87Buy Now

NEW! Our new "EZ FILL" Tanks make adding Calcite or Calcite plus to your neutralizer a snap!! The optional side port with cap makes adding media to your tank more convenient. Just unthread the cap pour media in and close!

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BACKWASHING ACID NEUTRALIZERS (Mixed Media):

Note: This third method is not recommended by Budget Water®. However, some customers have had great success when they opted to mix media in the tanks, Calcite plus and Calcite. They have used these filters due to space restrictions or other issues when it was not possible to use two separate tanks each with separated media. One with Calcite Plus and the other with Calcite.

DescriptionItem #Price 
9"x40 min. tank .75 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite661CC$849.87Buy Now
10"x40" min. tank 1.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite662CC$899.87Buy Now
10"x54" min. tank 1.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite663CC$949.87Buy Now
12"x48" min. tank 2.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite664CC$999.87Buy Now
9"x40" EZ fill min. tank .75 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite661CCEZ$899.87Buy Now
10"x40" EZ fill min. tank 1.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite662CCEZ$949.87Buy Now
10"x54" EZ fill min. tank 1.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite663CCEZ$999.87Buy Now
12"x48" EZ fill min. tank 2.0 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite667CCEZ$1109.87Buy Now
13"x54" EZ fill min. tank 2.5 Cubic Ft. Calcite plus & Calcite665CCEZ$1159.87Buy Now

NEW! Our new "EZ FILL" Tanks make adding Calcite or Calcite plus to your neutralizer a snap!! The optional side port with cap makes adding media to your tank more convenient. Just unthread the cap pour media in and close!

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Chemical Feeder package: To inject soda ash for neutralizing pH.

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Premium 100 110v Chlorine Pump (includes injector/hoses) complete kit.4701-15$324.87Buy Now
Premium 100 220v Chlorine Pump (includes injector/hoses) complete kit.4702-15$324.87Buy Now
Chemical solution tank for Chlorine(16 gallon)4713$99.87Buy Now
Water Flow Switch **4713F$190.87Buy Now
Special Package:Special package includes a chemical feed pump, 16 gallon mixing tank, and flow switch.This package comes with a 110v series 100 Chlorine Pumpmixing tankThis flow switch is recommended for people with out a pressure tank.

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** Recommended for people without a pressure tank or people who need to install the unit after the pressure tank.

The adding of minerals to the tanks depends on how acidic your water is, and the amount of water that you use. It is best to re-check your pH level occasionally. A low priced pool "drop" pH test kit is usually all that you will need (no test strips!!!). When the pH level starts to drop then it's time to add media. Some customers don't have to add any media for a few years some need to add in a few months.

One of the nice features of the way acid neutralizers work is that there is no adjustment necessary. On our units, the more aggressive the water is, the more mineral that will be dissolved by the water.

Read this article about using an Acid Neutralizer as an Iron Filter.

Simple, easy to use chlorine and pH testers

These tests measure the pH level and Chlorine levels present in the water using the drop count method. Great for diagnosing your water so you can determine whether you need to add an acid neutralizer tank on well water or on city water if you need to reduce the amount of chlorine in the water.

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pH Test4739$10.87Buy Now
Chlorine Test Kit4738$10.87Buy Now
Professional Hardness Test Kit

Hardness Test Kit

This test measures the amount of total hardness present in the water sample using the drop count method. Great for diagnosing your water so you can determine what size water softener is perfect for you. Also diagnoses the water to see if it changed after applying your equipment.Price: $40.87 Buy Now

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To eliminate acid water and to help iron filters, water softeners and many other water filtration systems work at maximum efficiency, you have a few options on how to do that. You can use either a chemical injection pump that injects a small amount of soda ash or a backwashing acid neutralizer. There are advantages to both of these methods. The best method for your specific application would depend on many factors, such as, the pH level and whether or not you have any iron bacteria or organics. As always, please do not hesitate to contact one of our industry leading technicians to help you decide which type of acid neutralizer is best for your needs. They will never ask you to buy anything or pressure you in any way.

Please feel free to call us at the toll free number listed below or email us at the e-mail address below for more information.

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Chemical Feed System - Used in water treatment to treat iron bacteria, organics, e-coli, coliform and to neutralize acidic water or raise pH.

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Dirt/Turbidity Filter - Used in water treatment to remove dirt, turbidity, sand and sediment from the water.

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