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It doesnt smell.... the water tastes fine... and it's clear. So everything should be just fine right? No! As much as all of us would like to think we are the best at detecting a problem with at least one of our senses, its not the case. Arsenic is one water hazard that can sneak into your water supply without you knowing, yet having the potential to leave huge side effects to your health.

What is aresenic?

Arsenic is a chemical element with symbol As and atomic number 33. Arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in conjunction with sulfur and metals, and also as a pure elemental crystal.

One of the main problems, is that Aresenic is commonly found when well water is the source. However, because well water and is tested when homeowners request it. Aresenic can come from a plethora of sources including runoff from agricultural areas such as farms including leaded gasoline, pesticides, wood preserves, insecticides and more. If you are located near industrial areas, actions including fossil fuel burning, electronic manufacturing or bronze plating are just other examples.

It has been said that aresenic COULD lead to health risks including circulatory issues, skin damage and even cancer.

What do you do?

Aqua Pump offers free water testing. This is something all homeowners should take advantage of for peace of mind and if there is a problem, catching it before it comes more of a problem and health hazard. At Aqua Pump, the proper treatments and equipment is available to allow the homeowner live with peace of mind. Call our team today at (860) 684-5349 for your free water test today!

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By now most of us know the importance of water. Not only is our body made up of mostly water, but every other drink you decide to consume is either filled with artificial ingredients or filled with calories. However, water also have some very unique benefits that you might not have heard before.  

Prevent Critical Health Issues

Askmen.com states,"The body is being flushed of toxins. By reducing the amount of time that these toxins spend in contact with our colons and bladders, we decrease the chance of developing cancer. By drinking water, you are flushing out the toxins in your body, and helping your body stay cleansed.

Metabolism Kicks In High Gear

With water in your system, your metabolism speeds up for many reasons including water being the fuel for nearly every action in our body. Without fuel, how does your car run?

Overhydrating From Water is Real

Yes, you can actually drink TOO much water. When you consume more water than you have released, the imbalance can lead to severe issues including coma. Make sure to not over do it. As much as its hard not to find water perfect, everything in moderation still applies.

It Helps You Mentally

As Askmen puts it, "Since approximately 80% of brain tissue is made of water, it is critical to keep your brain hydrated. Clinical tests have shown that dehydration decreases the performance of short-term memory and impairs concentration. 

In addition to making sure your consumption of water is adequate, its also just as important to make sure your water meets the standards of quality also. Curious about your drinking water? Call our team at (860) 684-5349 for a free, simple water test that can answer your curiosity right away.

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When we look at bottled water, we often see a bottle of convenience. For many reasons, its true. Whether you are always on the go or at the office, gym or anywhere else, bottle water makes things easier.

If we take a closer look at bottled water vs. tap water, you might just be startled.

  1. On average, bottled water consumes 2,000 times more energy than tap water
  2. 30,000,000 bottles of water end up in landfills.  
  3. Only 5% of plastic water bottles are recycled in the United State
  4. 1 liter for bottled water requires 3 liters of water to produce it.
  5. Bottled water costs 10,000 time more than tap water in the United States.

If we think more closely about our own personal consumption, you might surprise yourself with how much you could be potentially saving with something as simple as a sanitizer.

With the Evolve Series EV1 and EV2 from Aqua Pump, water issues such as hardness, iron and magnesium as well as adjusting low pH level. Its just ONE unit with no chemicals or add-ons

And because water is more complex than most people think, there are various systems that might work better for your household than others. Here at Aqua Pump, our goal is to always make sure our technicians properly equip your home to fit your needs, which is excellent water.

If you arent sure of the quality of your water, Aqua Pump gladly offers free water testing to see where you stand with your Aqua.

For more information, call our team at Aqua Pump at (860) 684-5349

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K-Life Sodium Free water softener crystals are 98.9% pure potassium chloride which softens your water by replacing hard water minerals with potassium instead of sodium. No only is potassium one of the most essential nutrients for good health, it is also vital for plant life.

In addition to plant life, potassium is important to your blood, brain, muscles and heart. With the K-Life Softener from Aqua Pump, additional benefits include:

  • Soap scum reduction on household surfaced
  • Brighter clothes from washer while using less detergent
  • Less hard mineral deposits that can clog pupes and stain appliances

When you use salt, you are adding sodium to your familys drinking water. With the K-Life Potassium water softeners, you are adding nutrients to your life and health.

Have questions, call Aqua Pump at (860) 684-5349.

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The story from CNN is greusome, sad and tragic. If there is anything we can learn from this story, its the accessibility of other things to enter your well. Although the hotel had water tanks,  It is not uncommon to find rodents, snakes and even larger sized animals within your well. And because it isnt necessarily decetable every time via taste and smell, conducting water tests on your well water is extremely important.

Aqua Pump offers a free water analysis test and something that everyone should take advantage of. 

One customer said this, "I have been in our home which we built for 10 years. Having well water, you always just assume that if it tastes fresh, looks clear and is odorless that its just fine... I know now thanks to talking to the professionals at Aqua Pump, that its time for an analysis to be done".

Once the water analysis is complete, our company has the tools and prodcuts needed to help sanitize and fix any problem with your water including the The Golden Eagle Sanitizer Series. It is the only multi-purpose water treatment system that effectively removes hardness, iron and manganese; raises pH; and disinfects itself automatically during regeneration.

  • single advanced water treatment designed for well water with low pH.
  • removes hardness, iron, manganese and raises water pH. 
  • Cleans and sanitizes itself automatically using Water-Right's chlorine generator. 
  • Odors and problems caused by iron and sulfur bacteria are virtually eliminated.
  • Advanced, solid-state "system analyzer" (patent pending) monitors and communicates operating model — even alerts you to low salt conditions.

Remember, although your water might be clear, odorless and taste fine, doesnt necessarily mean that it is. With the amount of water consumed and used in our everyday lives, its worth making sure that its safe for ingestion and use.  

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As in any professional field, just because we might understand the language, doesnt necessarily mean our customers do. We receive many phone calls and emails regarding "unusual water conditions", so we thought, why not add it to our weekly news section.

We see the acronym PH used on water bottles, on tv and with water companies in CT such as us. So what does PH mean and why is it so important?

PH is a measure of the activity of the (solvated) hydrogen ion. In the case of water, the pH levels are very important as the levels determine whether water is acidic or alkaline. Because water is so important to our everyday lives, its important to know what level your water is at.

One of our products the EVBF (Evolve Series® EVBF backwashing filters are custom-configured to address the specific water treatment issues of any household.)

Your Aqua Pump Evolve dealer can perform basic water testing right in your home to determine the proper media formula for your household. They can then recommend the right EVBF configuration or combination system needed to provide the best water quality possible.

EVBF metered units offer the flexibility to treat many water quality issues, including:

  • Neutralizing acid (EVBF-AN)
  • Chlorine removal
  • Iron removal
  • Turbidity removal

Sometimes, water and its characteristics alert us that there are problems or imbalances with smells and colors. However, there are times where its much harder to detect. That is why we offer free water testing because you never know when you might need to balance out the pH levels or something further.

If you detect an issue or some of the characteristics above match a potential issue, please feel free to give us a call just to be certain. Our team services the whole state of Connecticut and you can call us at (860) 684-5349.

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  • Water Testing (arsenic, nitrates, etc.)
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