Well water color question?

Old 03-07-14, 11:05 AM
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Well water color question?

Hello, just moved into a house with well water for the first time. When we tested the water during the home inspection it came back with bacteria present so the previous owner did a bleach shock and we retested and this time came back clear. It sat for a few weeks till closing day and when we did our final walkthrough we noticed the water was very rusty colored which I read was normal after shocking so went ahead and ran a hose outside for a few hours and it cleared it out but it did settle finally to a very light yellow tint it's only noticable in the toilets or if you fill a glass of water. If its just running you would never notice. I don't have a water filter or softener at all and I won't mind putting a filter in but def do not have a hardness problem so I don't want to install an un-needed softener. I've also read a little about tannins and that a normal filter system wot help if that's the issue. Is there anyway to tell if its tannins or just something that a filter would help with? I haven't noticed any staining on my dishes but I haven't bought a washer yet so not sure if it would be affecting my laundry. any insight is appreciated. Newbie and woman here
Old 03-07-14, 12:43 PM
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Need to get the water tested to know what it needs.
If there old steel pipes it will always have a brown tint until all the pipes are changed.

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