Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Finally a filter that does remove the iron
We tried several different methods to reduce or eliminate the iron in our well water. We had the reddish brown stains in the tubs and on our white clothes. We had the odor in the water when we took a shower. We stopped drinking the water because it smelled and did not taste good. The Waterboss iron reduction system is taking care of us. I am writing this review almost a year after we installed it. My husband and I installed the system ourselves. The only complaint is that the chemical is not available at Home Depot.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Plynch Amazing piece of equipment
We live in New England and we have high iron, so bad that your water stinks. We had our water tested and the only real issue was the amount of iron. I called a local water installer, showed him my results and he quoted me $2900.00 for a system. I thought it was overkill, so I did some research and found this product. The day after it was installed, the smell went away and the water is so much better. No rings in the toilets, no stains on the glasses. Great product and for the cost, it makes it very easy to rationalize the cost.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by brat the unit works very well but?
the waterboss iron reduction system works great but you have to purchase potassium permanganate before you can turn the system on. the unit does not come with this chemical and it can be very hard to find. what bothers me most is home depot sells the unit but in this case it was for my daughter in linden,va. the store in winchester va. sells the unit but not the chemical to start it up. do you think there is something wrong with this picture? why not include a start up package and increase the price or even better yet why does home depot not carry the chemical for the product they sell? so if you are going to install this unit on a weekend with this being your only water supply you better find this chemical prior ti installation. when questioned about this at the winchester,va. store they were lost for words much to our dismay.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jayne Water Boss Iron Reduction Filter 900IF
When we purchased our mobile home in Levy County, FL, we were faced with an extremely horrible smell of rotten eggs (sulfur), extensive rust in our bathtubs and showers and toilets and also rust in our dishwasher and washing machine. It was impossible, even with spending a lot of money on products, to even try and wash anything white and have it not come out brown. We had our water tested and went to two local companies which said our ph was over 12 (acceptable) and our iron and sulphur was bad, which we already knew. So they quoted us $2000 and $3000 respectfully for their "in line" solutions which would take care of our problem. We did not have that kind of money and immediately went to research ourselves online and found Home Depot's Water Boss Iron Reduction filter for $399. We had gotten to the point that my wife had to hold her nose to go in and take a shower so we went to Home Depot. The system went in for me (I am in my 70s) fairly easily in a day although I had to readjust some of my plumbing into the unit. Within TWO DAYS we are so thankful that we have no more smell at all and no more rust and iron going into the toilets. We were told that even with a $2000 system that we could not get rid of the smell. Granted we have only had the system less than a week, but we are SO happy that we found an affordable system. If you are in FL and have this problem, stay away from the expensive brands and try this first.
If you go to Home Depot in Crystal River, it may take some doing to make sure you are getting the same $399 unit. The Model is 900IF and some of the sales people will try and pull down the wrong box (it normally sits up on second tier). Be persistent and take a printout of what you want.
November 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KingArthyr Does what it says but instructions are vague
While the it reduces the iron, that's all it does, so this is not an all in one solution. Also, the instructions were very vague on installation and even perplexed the professional plumber we ended up hiring to install it.
June 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sidewinder Best Purchase I Could have made
I have well water I recommend the Water Boss system to anyone who has terrible test results on their water. I'am a DYI I double checked on programming on the system with the people from Water Boss the know there stuff. My neighbors system put in his house by a local firm would have cost me $7,000 to install at my house. I have $1,500 in the Water Boss. After flushing the lines when I looked and tasted my water I about feel thru the floor it was that good. No more bottled water for my coffee. The test strips after were perfect. Like I said my water bad when I called Water Boss to check what system I needed I gave them analysis figures. Great people at Water Boss know their stuff. No more "Culligan "experience
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baron Best Purchase in Value and Price!
I began having iron in my water about 6 years ago due to a rusting well casing. I've installed whole house filters and that began running into money as the price of the disposable filters kept rising. I bought a water softener; in iron removal, that worked for about 2 weeks. I went to the "other big box" store and bought their water filter system that I was led to believe would remove any water problems. Again, two weeks later, the iron returned!. I called the manufacturer of that filter and was told I needed an "iron removal" system. The "other big box" store had one for over $1,000; Home Depot's WaterBoss unit with the same features was $399 at the time!
It's been installed a week now, and I've never had better water! I left the water softener installed, cut out and flushed the rust out of the water heater, cut out the old holding tank and found the air bladder bag had ruptured and the inside of the tank was contributing to the rust.....new water tank as well.
Once all was re-installed and hooked up, the WaterBoss cleared my water up almost immediately! I'm very happy with my purchase; not only in price and value, buit I have a product that does what it promises! Thank you Home Depot and WaterBoss!
A WORD OF ADVICE THOUGH: If you have a concern over the water volume in your well, be advised that this unit uses 66 gallons of water to do a complete regeneration.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Buy far the best purches I ever made.
Worth every penny, I've gotten guots of 3500$, thats nuts, we got 6PPM iron and the water stincks, the iron is gone, the water smells good, & tastes great, it regens once a week, & your not a slave to those heavy salt bags every month, 5LBS every 3 to 6 months, but as a retired well driller, have your water tested first, this unit will not work with all types of water, thank god it does with mine!
June 21, 2014