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As we continue on with May being National Drinking Water month, we have investigated underlying truths about soda and its dangers from a plethora of different sources. Today we are referencing from the LIVESTRONG website where they continue to help educate on the hazards of soda.

Water is an absolute necessity for our body to work at its most efficient level. In addition to the underlying fact that our bodies REQUIRE water, it plays a huge role on digestion, organs working properly and an overall better life.

Some people simply cannot think about giving up the soft drink primarily due to the addiction of the sweet taste, caffeine in some and the habit of drinking it. However, for our children's sake, it is absolutely necessary that we put forth the effort to change our children's habit to a more healthier lifestyle.

As LIVESTRONG says, "A child who replaces his daily serving of soda with water is 60 percent less likely to become obese, according to the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Reducing or eliminating your consumption of soda also reduces your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.

Do you have a child in the household or someone else who is addicted to soda? LIVESTRONG suggests the 50:50 method. "

Try mixing soda with water, and aim for a 50:50 ratio. This can help reduce your cravings for soda's flavor. If you drink several servings of soda each day, replace one of those servings with a glass of water at first, and increase the servings you replace until you are no longer drinking soda.

Here at Aqua Pump, we offer free water analysis tests. Now is the time to consider getting your water tested as we all make the initiative to healthier lives for ourselves and our families!

Contact our office today at (860) 684-5349.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/447071-water-vs-soda-pop/#ixzz2Stdcm2WS


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In light of May being acknowledged for "Drinking Water Month", many homeowners or those with private wells dont understand the importance of having the water periodically tested. In fact, one thing that we have learned over many years is that most people dont know where their well is located on the property.

The fact is, there is no regulations for homeowners to have their wells tested, so it is up to the homeowners to do so. The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) has outlined several key situations where water should be tested more frequently (more than once a year).

  • someone in your household is pregnant or nursing
  • there are unexplained illnesses in the family
  • your neighbors find a dangerous contaminant in their water
  • you note a change in water taste, odor, color or clarity
  • there is a spill of chemicals or fuels into or near your well
  • when you replace or repair any part of your well system

In addition to the situations where testing is advised to do so more frequently, you can do your own inspection as well for possible contaminants 

  • is there livestock close by?
  • are pesticides being used on nearby agricultural?
  • do you use lawn fertilizers near the well?
  • is the well located near a road that is frequently salted or sprayed with de-icers during winter months?

Our team at Aqua Pump is very aware of surrounding towns in and throughout Connecticut and can also offer testing should you think its time do so. If you have any questions, our certified technicians are ready to help answer your questions and ease any concerns with treatable solutions should there be any arising problems! Call our team today at (860) 684-5349.

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Have you ever been somewhere and noticed that the water has a "unique" taste to it?  In some places throughout Connecticut, there are areas that have more trouble than others based on location. Homeowners sometimes dont realize the difference between clear water and water they have been dealing with for longer periods of time.

One easy fix is when there is a presence of acidity or low pH.

Acidic water is when the pH is less than 7 on the pH scale. Having acidic water can have not only an adverse effect on the quality of water, it can lead to potential damage concerning pipes throughout the home or location.  

Signs such as:

  • Metal taste
  • red of green-blue color
  • slower water pressure
  • deterioration of pipes

If you believe that you have low pH, a simple test from the Aqua Pump team can clarify the problem and present an easy, affordable fix for the issue such as a pH Neutralizer or something else to fix your current issue.

Call our team today at (860) 684-5349.

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Whenever you hit the grocery store, more often than not you will see half the carriages containing some form of bottled water.  We'll agree; sometimes a fresh seltzer water is refreshing!! Minus the carbonation however, what is the hype with bottled water? Is it convenience? Is it "easier"?  

Lets do a little further examination into the bottle water versus tap water arena 

Which one is more expensive?

Hands down, bottled water is knocked out! As the Worldwatch Institute will tell you, "Bottled water can be between 240 and 10,000 times more expensive than tap water; in 2005, sales in the United States alone generated more than $10 billion in revenue."

Whether it is the perception that bottle water is pure, healthier and all around healthier for you is a great marketing advantage, however you will find that tap water can either be naturally and similarly pure and if not, has the ability for purification systems and simple fixes to make it perfectly fine and great drinking water.

Mother Nature Network also add, : "In theory, bottled water in the United States falls under the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration. In practice, about 70 percent of bottled water never crosses state lines for sale, making it exempt from FDA oversight."

Here at Aqua Pump, we have learned through our 40 years in business and traveling throughout the State of Connecticut, that often times, people avoid tap water for simple fixes due to an odd taste or even odd color. While some people may think that this is enough to shut the faucet off for good when it comes to filling up a glass, our company has been able to offer simple, affordable fixes that not only change your water drinking habits, but saves you thousands of dollars long term all by switching your water habits.

Do you notice that you avoid your tap water? Let our team at Aqua Pump evaluate your water and offer the necessary corrections to give you that bottled water taste you love, right through your faucet!

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It's no surprise when we tell you that water can change or vary from one location to another. Afterall, we're sure that you have consumer water in more than one place. Often times, you can even recognize that tastes vary from one place to another.

Along with the obvious sense of taste being different, there are also different potential contaminants in different places as well.

One contaminant that is found in more rural areas such as Connecticut, is Nitrate. Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical units which combine with various organic and inorganic compounds. The biggest use for nitrates is fertilizer. So when you live in rural areas such as Connecticut and all of New England where farms and farmlands are common, Nitrates are also a possibility and have the potential of infiltrating water.

Depending where you live, you may have public water or you may have your own water supply via well. If you are concerned or simply want to know more about the water you are consuming through public water works, you can get in touch with your water utility.

However, if you own your own home which has a well, it is up to you to have it tested! Testing is a simple procedure that can catch early detections or lingering problems before they get worse, but most importantly, dont hurt the health of you family.

Aqua Pump services the water needs of private and public water supplies throughout the entire state of Connecticut. Call your Connecticut Water team at Aqua Pump to check your home water supply with a free water analysis test. Having nitrates in your water can be a serious health hazard, so dont let it linger on. Call our team today at (860) 684-5349

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According to the Water Quality Association, "Hard water is found throughout the world, and in about 85 percent of the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Hard water areas exist where water has access to rock that contains calcium, magnesium, or a combination of both."

The question really lies in the severity that hard water can have.  

Washing Machnine's and Their ability to clean clothes

With hard water, the costs of washing clothes including detergent, can almost be twice as much with hard water as it greatly affects the ability to clean properly.

Refrigerators with ice cub and/or water taps

Hard water can actually clog the pipes and lines of the refrigerator where water flows through it. Make sure in addition to water treatment that you change the filter as recommended.


Similarly to the refrigerator, the hard water will clog any openings from shower heads to faucets, leaving residue.  You can often see where hard water makes it more and more difficult to clean areas that are constantly in contact with the water where replacements are almost necessary within time.

As the WQA states, "Bathroom and kitchen fixtures stay cleaner without the formation of soap curd, water heaters operate more efficiently and last longer, dishes get cleaner with less detergent and dishwashers last longer, and even bathing is free of hard water deposits which dry skin and dull hair."

Because rural water supplies tend to see the majority of hard water, its important to get your water tested and treated according to thet type of water you have. In this case, its better to be safe than sorry and our professional water technicians understand the proper steps along with our Evolve Series Water Conditioners to properly treat your hard water issues. 

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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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