Well Water Testing

Smarter & Safer Tap Water

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A number of environmental factors can plague your homes well water. No matter the problem, Pentair Pelican has a solution to provide cleaner water for every room in the house.

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Home Water Testing

A well should be tested annually for nitrates and coliform bacteria. However, if you suspect there's a problem or see the warning signs, test the water now! Pentair Pelican offers a comprehensive set of easy-to-order test kits that will provide the information you need to consult with one of our water specialists. We test for the 16 most common contaminates found in the water supply and the results come back within a week. So don't wait to find out what's in your drinking water!

Get Your 16-Point Rapid Water Test

Common Water Quality Issues in Wells

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The Problem: Iron or Manganese


  • Cloudy/rust-colored water
  • Metallic taste
  • Stained plumbing or laundry


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Naturally occurring, or released by industrial waste or corroded metals.

The Solution: Pelican Iron & Manganese Water Filter

  • 4-stage system oxidizes and reduces iron and manganese
  • Easy installation, low-maintenance
Reduce metalic tasting water
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The Problem: Coliform Bacteria


  • Recurring stomach issues


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Bacteria such as E. Coli can come from septic tanks and animal waste.

The Solution: Pelican Whole House Water Filter with UV

  • UV destroys 99.9% of harmful microorganisms
  • Safe to use, does not affect water taste or odor
Disinfect your water

Did You Know?

Over 15 million U.S. homes depend on private ground water wells. Because a private well is not subject to EPA regulations, it is the homeowners' responsibility to regularly test the water to ensure greater safety and cleanliness.

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The Problem: Sulfides or Sulfates


  • Rotten egg smell


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Naturally occurring in water supplies from dissolved minerals, oil or gas deposits.

The Solution: Pelican Sulfur Water Filter System

  • Reduces sulfides and sulfates
  • Includes feed pump, 35-gallon solution tank, retention tank
Get better smelling water
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The Problem: Hard Water


  • Limescale build-up in pipes
  • Ineffective appliances or water heater
  • Residue on clothes and dishes


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Excessive minerals dissolved in water, especially calcium and magnesium.

The Solution: Pelican Whole House Filter & Water Softener Alternative

  • Naturally softened water for the entire home
Reduce limescale buildup

Did You Know?

Well water contaminants can cause illness or issues with the home's plumbing and appliance systems. Even when the well is properly maintained, the surrounding environment is constantly changing - leaving your home's water supply vulnerable to contamination and bacteria growth.

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The Problem: Tannins


  • Yellow water
  • Stained clothing or plumbing


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Tannins leach from decaying vegetation and are common in swampy or costal areas.

The Solution: Pelican Tannin Removal Water Filter

  • Reduces tannins up to 10 PPM
  • High-capacity resin; programmable, metered electronic head
Reduce yellowed water
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The Problem: Nitrates


  • Health problems
  • "Blue baby syndrome"


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Well contamination from local agriculture, livestock, septic systems, or recent flooding in the area.

The Solution: Pelican Nitrate Reduction Water Filter

  • Reduces nitrates up to 25 PPM
  • Programmable, metered electronic head
Get healthier water for your family
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Have More Questions About Your Water?

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Contact a Pentair Pelican well water specialist
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Learn what is in your home's tap water
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