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Do you have red staining on your fixtures and laundry or an undesirable taste? If so, you are probably aware of the iron in your water. You may be wondering what you can do about this. Luckily, there are a few different options you have. 

A bit of info on iron first; there are 2 different kinds of iron, dissolved and oxidized. Dissolved iron cannot be mechanically filtered, whereas oxidized iron can. Typically you are dealing with the former. Water softeners can remove iron as a result of iron, calcium and magnesium ionic state similarities. Typically this is only recommended for low levels of iron as it is tough on softeners over time. 

Typically the best way to handle dissolved iron is to use an air induction filter. This works by administering air into the media tank where it mixes with your iron-laden water. This oxidizes the iron so it comes out of suspension which allows it to be filtered in the same tank. 

Sometimes the iron you are dealing with is already in an oxidized state. If this is the case, you are probably seeing bits of sediment in your water which can be filtered by a sediment filter. 

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