Iron Filters and Water Softeners: A Powerful Duo for Home Water Treatment

The Combined Strength of Iron Filters and Water Softeners in Your Home Water Systemiron filter and water softener combo

Iron and Hard Water: A Dual Threat

Iron and hard water are two prevalent problems in many households. Excessive iron in water can lead to stains on appliances, fixtures, and laundry, along with a nasty metallic taste. On the other hand, hard water, caused by high concentrations of minerals like calcium and magnesium, leads to scale buildup and inefficiency in water-using appliancesBoth of these pose problems to your household that lead to damaged appliances and costly repairs for your plumbing. Conveniently, we have the perfect solution for your home.

What do Iron Filters do?

Iron filters effectively remove both ferric (visible) and ferrous (dissolved, invisible) iron from water. These filters oxidize iron into a form that can be easily trapped and filtered out, ensuring clean, clear, and stain-free water for your home.

What do Water Softeners do?

Water softeners address hard water issues by using ion-exchange resins to remove minerals causing hardness. This results in water that is softer on your skin, more efficient for cleaning, and better for the longevity of your appliances.

Why Combine Iron Filters with Water Softeners

Combining iron filters with water softeners provides comprehensive water treatment. The iron filter removes iron, preventing stains and buildup, while the water softener tackles hard water minerals. This dual approach ensures clean, soft, and iron-free water throughout your home.

Enhancing Water Quality and Appliance Longevity

The synergistic effect of using both systems extends the life of your plumbing and appliances. It prevents the buildup of scale and iron deposits, thus saving you money on maintenance and energy costs over time. Replacing water using appliances in your home and dealing with infrastructural damage caused by plumbing problems like leaky pipes are a massive headache that can be avoided entirely with the implementation of these systems.

Our Recommended Water Softener

When it comes to water softeners, the Fleck 2510SXT 48,000 Grain Deluxe Water Softener model is a standout choice. This system boasts high-efficiency rates in softening water, removing hard minerals like calcium and magnesium with ease. The long-term reliability and durability of the Fleck 5600SXT, combined with its ability to handle high levels of water hardness, make it an ideal investment for ensuring consistently soft water in your home.

Our Recommended Iron Filter

For removing iron from your water supply, the Fleck 1.5 Cubic Foot 2510AIO Katalox Light Iron Filter is highly recommended. This advanced system specializes in the reduction of iron, sulfur, and manganese, effectively preventing the staining and buildup commonly associated with high iron levels in water. Its unique air-injection oxidizing system filters out iron without the need for chemicals, making it environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The Fleck 2510AIO not only ensures clean, clear, and iron-free water but also operates with minimal maintenance, offering long-term peace of mind.

Water Softener + Iron Filter Combo Package

If your home is dealing with both iron and hard water problems, we highly recommend a combination of the two systems. The Fleck 2510AIO Katalox Light 1.5 Cubic Foot Iron Filter + Fleck 2510SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener is one of our most popular packages that has left countless customers happy and free of hard, ferrous water in their homes and the problems that come with it.


Installing both an iron filter and a water softener in your home is an excellent investment in water quality and appliance longevity. This combination ensures that your home is free from the challenges of both iron and hard water, leading to a healthier living environment and long-term financial savings.

We're Here To Help You

Don't hesitate to seek professional assistance when needed. Our experts at Mid Atlantic Water have been helping customers make the right choice for their home's water problems for nearly 30 years. If you have any questions on which water filtration system is right for your home, we're here to help. Contact us however you'd like:

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