Since 1989 when ARC Water was started, we have serviced a lot of different chemical pumps. Some are more reliable than others – but the best (by far) is made by Stenner in the USA. It’s a peristaltic pump that utilizes a squeeze tube to draw the liquid solution out of the barrel and inject it into the water line.
The chemical pump is wired into the electrical circuit for the well pump so that it runs at the same time. Test strips are used to determine how much hydrogen peroxide is in the water and the chemical pump output is adjusted up or down accordingly.
These pumps require very little service. The squeeze tube wears out over time and periodically needs to be replaced. This is determined by usage and what liquid is being drawn through the tube (chlorine, acid, hydrogen peroxide, etc).
This picture was taken at an install in Huron County near Auburn (north of Clinton, west of Blyth).
When you build a brand new house, you want to protect the new fixtures and appliances from the damage that hard water causes.
This husband and wife who live in the country near Brussels (in Huron County close to Blyth & Wingham) were used to having softened water. At their old house, they had both an iron filter and a water softener to treat the water, so when they moved into their new house – the water didn’t feel right.
The soap & shampoo didn’t lather as it should.
The dishwasher wasn’t cleaning properly.
The laundry just didn’t feel the same.
Being it was the middle of December, treated water seemed like an ideal Christmas gift!
Without discussing things with his wife; a phone call was made, we arrived on site to test the water & inspect the plumbing, and arrangements were made for a quick installation.
We came back a few days later and installed a new softener and a used ultra violet light system that they supplied.
Often, near the end of the calendar year, some of our suppliers will have promotions to reduce their stock for December 31st. The savings are often significant and we’re pleased to pass these on to our customers.