Problem Water Systems

What is problem water?

Problem water isn’t just hard water. It’s any water that needs treating in order to be the safest, cleanest, and best for you and your family to consume and use every day. From tainted color and cloudiness to bad taste and smell, to water that stains your fixtures and clothing, your Aqua Systems experts will help you find exactly the right solution to problem water in your home.


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Common water problems


Cloudy water

The problem:
Cloudy water isn’t quite crystal clear and looks hazy in a glass. If you have well water, cloudy water could be a result of rainwater in your water supply. 

The solution:
Filter AG Treatment
Filter AG uses crystalline quartz to remove any impurities and suspended minerals from your water.

Rotten egg smell

The problem:
If your water smells like rotten eggs, it’s likely due to hydrogen sulfide gas. Sulfur bacteria is generally not harmful, but you should still be sure bacteria aren’t present.

The solution:
KDFA and Calgon Centaur Carbon Treatment
KDFA and calgon centaur carbon work together in your water supply to remove hydrogen sulfide and prohibit bacterial growth. 

Rust-colored staining

The problem:
If your water supply comes into contact with iron or manganese before it reaches your taps, you might notice rust-color stains around your sink and shower drains, on your clothes, and around the waterline of your toilets.

The solution:
Manganese Greensand Treatment
This treatment controls levels of iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide in your water and helps lessen staining in your home.

Blue/green staining

The problem:
Water with a low pH level (also known as acidic water) is common in areas that experience acid rain, chemical runoff, and environmental pollution, such as areas near power plants, landfills, and animal farms.

The solution:
pH Control Treatment
A mix of calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide can be used to correct low pH and protect your plumbing fixtures from damage over time.

Metallic taste

The problem:
A metallic taste can indicate the presence of metals like iron, copper, manganese, or zinc in your water supply – which occur naturally in groundwater or can be caused by plumbing corrosion. 

The solution:
Manganese Greensand Treatment
This treatment controls levels of iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide in your home’s water supply.

Chlorine taste or smell

The problem:
Chlorine or chloramine is used to kill harmful bacteria in water treatment facilities and in water distribution systems. But if it reaches your home’s water supply, you might notice a pool smell or taste, as well as dry skin and faded laundry.

The solution:
Activated Carbon Treatment
Especially effective at removing chlorine, activated carbon can provide years of trouble-free chemical removal.

Discolored water

The problem:
If you notice a yellow to dark brown tint to your tap water, it’s most likely caused by tannins – natural organic material that filters through your soil. 

The solution:
Ion Exchange Treatment
Tannins are removed from water using an ion exchange process that uses salt. While this treatment is similar to that of a water softener, it is not designed to soften your water.

Hard water

The problem:
High levels of calcium and magnesium make water “hard” and can make your skin itchy, your hair dull and tangly, your dishes and clothing hard to clean, and your faucets and fixtures stained with limescale deposits.

The solution:
Water Softener
Aqua Systems water softeners use an ion exchange process to remove calcium and magnesium so your water is more hydrating and no longer leaves scaly deposits on you and your home. 

Tannins and hardness

The problem:
Both tannins (discoloration) and hard water (limescale buildup) are present together in your water.

The solution:
A TN Combo System
Aqua Systems TN combo units use both tannin ion exchange resin and standard salt-based water softening processes together in the same tank. 

Test your basic water quality for free

Testing your water is always our first step. Our free basic water quality test only takes a few minutes with samples of the water from the hot and cold side of the bathroom faucet in your home and an untreated outside sample of water. You’ll get results about what’s in your water right away, and we can customize a solution together.

Why Aqua Systems?

We’re your neighborhood water experts, literally. That means we know what you need to perfect your whole home’s water, and we care as much about getting it right as we would for our own home. What’s more, you can trust our knowledgeable professionals will provide a hassle-free experience, clear pricing, quality products, unbeatable warranties, and 90-day risk free money back guarantee. 


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