Oxygen Systems

(206) 324-5055


If you want totally clean water for your entire house, the ECOsmarte Oxygen System does everything.

It will remove the iron, manganese and hardness found all over Whidbey Island. It will remove the toxic chemicals found in the water around the Naval Air Base. It will remove the tannin found in the Maxwelton Valley. It will remove the arsenic found in Saratoga. It will remove the nitrates around the farms in Coupeville. It will remove the sulfur smell in the Clinton water, without adding salt.

If you have multiple issues that require additional add-on systems or filters,

they are all included for the same price as a single system.

Now you can own a system that is low-maintenance, has minimal long-term costs, is quiet,

reliable, salt-free, treats all issues, and that is 100% effective.


This is the system for you.

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to installing an Ecosmarte oxygen system:

  • Long-lasting

  • Salt-free softener

  • Noise-free operation

  • Guaranteed pure water

  • Chemical-free treatment

  • Full, unrestricted water flow

  • Custom-designed, using the results from extensive water tests (included)

  • Low maintenance: to remove corrosion build-up on the plates, once every month or two remove and soak the oxygen plates in diluted muriatic acid for about ten minutes.

  • If additional types of treatment are needed, such as arsenic, silica, pH adjustment, tannin, iron bacteria, and more, additional systems may be needed. See the green bar below.

The only requirement
for this system  is at least a

10 gpm flow rate. If your gpm is less, we can add a

300 gallon holding tank and a 10 gpm booster pump.

ECOsmarte is a long-term, low-maintenance system that treats everything.

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Using technology from Apollo lunar missions, ECOsmarte is the world leader in well water and rainwater treatment, with residual bacteria control and fine-filtered water.

This is the ideal treatment system

for Whidbey well water.


  • Indoor, Outdoor, Hot, Cold, House, Pond, Pool, Spa, Garden
  • Enjoy the benefits of a softener without the negatives: The Best Non-Salt, Non-Chemical Technology at Any Price
  • Save time and feel confident with this low-maintenance, thorough water treatment system
  • Every unit ordered includes a 140-item EPA/ETL Lab Analysis.

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  • fresh

  • clean

  • healthy

  • soothing

  • delicious

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Dual Media, Dual Electrode, Triple Tank System

This system consists of :
(1) One million gallon rated activated carbon and hydroxite filter tanks, with automatic timed back wash valves,
(2) Dual ionization and oxygen electrodes, and
(3) the system comes equipped with a retention tank.
(4) There is an EPA signature lab test on over 140 items included with every unit sold. (Do not purchase equipment from any manufacturer with portable home testing.)

Why put harmful brine or chemicals into your septic system? 99% of ECOsmarte® well water-installs discharge natural water to your drain field.



  • Hydrogen Sulfide: Always

  • Organic Iron: High Flow Rates

  • Iron/manganese combinations from 6.5 to 9.0: 99% iron removal

  • Manganese: 80% removal

  • Each well water system comes with a 3-year full warranty. An optional 5-year warranty is available.

  • 99.5% satisfaction levels on units sold since 1994.

  • Your free EPA/ETL lab results will determine whether you need the two- or three-tank system. Multiple minerals above EPA levels, other than calcium, will generally require a three-tank configuration.

  • If the flow rate is lower than 10 gpm, a 300-gallon holding tank and a booster pump can be added to achieve 10 gpm.

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Multiple mineral and chemical problems are addressed across wide pH and flow-rate parameters.

No salt, chemical regeneration, pH modification or in-line flow restriction is required to deliver premium quality, safe water, indoor and outdoor, treated at point-of-entry.

Low-level ionization residuals remain in plumbing lines for residual protection against bacteria and scale, with technology first developed by NASA on three-week Apollo Lunar missions.



  • Whole-house water treatment

  • Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs

  • Rainwater, pond water, streams, lakes

  • Estate irrigation, available in 1? and 1-1/2?, 15GPM to 22GPM

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ECOsmarte system with additional tank for treating arsenic.


  • Treats everything (sometimes with additional systems)

  • Quiet, dependable, consistent

  • Chemical-free, salt-free

  • Unrestricted flow

  • Simple, quick maintenance

  • Refer to the product comparison chart to see the advantages


  • Slightly higher initial cost

  • Clean the electrodes once every 1-3 months (15 minutes)

Call Us for more information at (260)324-5055

State-of-the-Art System

New Standard in Water Quality

The ECOsmarte Well Water Turbo System brings state-of-the-art electronic ionization, chemical-free, titanium oxidation and multimedia filtration into your home, representing a new standard in water quality. This system replaces water softeners, iron filters, chemical feeders, taste and odor filters and other water treatment methods. The ECOsmarte system creates premium water quality while still preserving the copper, calcium and magnesium minerals that are vital to your health. Unlike some water purification systems, the ECOsmarte system is not limited in the amount of water it can treat and it does not restrict, limit or otherwise reduce the supply of water available.

ECOsmarte ionization and oxygenation protects your plumbing and fixtures. Ionization prevents minerals from forming hard scale by electrically charging the minerals so they cannot bind together. It converts calcium to calcium bicarbonate to keep it soft. The system dissolves the existing scale in your pipes, water heater, appliances and plumbing fixtures. The greatest causes of plumbing equipment and appliance failure are problems caused by scale and corrosion. With the ECOsmarte system, these problems are eliminated, reducing the maintenance and prolonging the life of appliances as small as coffee makers and as large as dishwashers and water heaters.

The ECOsmarte system creates charged particles called ions. Mineral ions are safe and essential for humans, plants and animals, but are lethal to bacteria, algae and some viruses. The mineral ions stop bacteria and algae from colonizing in your plumbing when water is not in use. The ECOsmarte copper ionization process is proven to control many bacteria to a greater degree than chlorine.

With no equal in point-of-entry water treatment technology, the ECOsmarte system treats water from wells, cisterns or surface water, and is custom-designed to meet the needs of every application. Source water is tested to determine its contents and the type of treatment necessary to exceed EPA/ETL standards.

Immediately after purchasing the system, the homeowner receives a water test kit, which contains instructions on how the water samples are to be taken. The homeowner sends the samples via UPS Next-Day-Air, prepaid, to the National Testing Labs in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It takes NTL 7-10 days to test the water for over 150 chemicals, metals and other contaminants. This is one of the most comprehensive water tests available to the general public. The results of the test report are sent directly to the ECOsmarte technicians in Minnesota. Based on the concentration and the types of contaminants found in the water sample, the technicians design a custom water purification system that will far exceed the standards for drinking water established by the EPA.

This system includes one contact tank, two filtering tanks, an electronic controller, an ionization chamber, and oxidation chamber, electronic backwash control heads, and media for the tanks. This system is an approved alternative in chloride ban areas, and touts zero salt, zero chlroine, zero chemicals, and zero iron.

In summary, the ECOsmarte system produces a quality and volume of water at a cost not obtainable with a reverse osmosis system. The systems also provide bacterial protection that no water softener can deliver. It treats all of your water — hot and cold, indoor and outdoor — with no consumables, and with minimal maintenance for at least five years.

How It Works

How does the ECOsmarte system work?

While the ECOsmarte system can treat city water, pond water, swimming pools and spas, the focus here is on well water for household use. In this case, water is pumped from the well and enters the pressure tank. After the pressure tank the water flows through the ECOsmarte system.

  • Titanium Chamber: After the pressure tank the water passes through a chamber containing two electrically charged titanium plates. These electrodes create pure oxygen. Oxidizing the water causes dissolved minerals to turn into solids. For example, ferrous iron becomes ferric iron. Sulfur gas is turned into particles. In a sense, the minerals and heavy metals are “rusted” and turn into larger clumps that can be filtered out; this process is called flocculation. The hardness, such as calcium and manganese, is puffed up into a powder that will not stick and build up on the pipes so that scaling will not be an issue.
  • Contact Tank: This oxidized water flows into what is called a retention tank or a contact tank to allow the water more time to contact the oxygen. The heavier oxidized particles settle at the bottom of this tank. Over time the sediment builds up and gradually builds up. Once every year or two the tank should be drained to flush out the particles.
  • Media Filter: The second tank contains a special media designed specifically to remove minerals and heavy metals and is particularly good for removing iron and manganese. The water must pass down through the media, then through gravel, then through a plastic strainer before it can flow up the center tube, called a riser, and then on to the next tank. Once every night when no one is using the water the timer reverses the valve from service mode to back-wash mode. During this cycle, the water passes down through the tube and blows up from the bottom of the tank, causing the media to rise and swirl around enough that the dirt that was gathered during the day can be blown out the drain hole. This flushing cycle lasts for ten minutes. The clock then turns the valve to rinse mode, which returns the water to coming down from the top of the tank in order to re-pack the filter bed so that it is ready for another day of filtering. The rinse cycle also lasts for ten minutes.
  • Granular Activated Carbon: The third tank contains granular activated carbon – GAC – which is famous for removing color, flavor, odor, and is excellent at removing chemicals such as chlorine, as well as pharmaceuticals and many other toxins.
  • Copper Chamber: The final stage is the chamber containing electrically charged copper plates to kill bacteria, virus, pathogens, parasites.



Additions and Exceptions

Additions and Exceptions


A custom-designed system starts with the basic ECOsmarte system, which usually is sufficient for most applications. However, if the water is tested unusually high (above acceptable standards) for certain contaminants, additional components will be included with the basic system at no additional charge. For example, if the water tests high in arsenic, then an arsenic tank and media will follow the GAC tank. If the water tests high in tannin, then a chlorine injector would be included with the system; the injector would be installed between the titanium chamber and the contact tank. For extremely acidic water, which is rare, a pH stabilizer might be necessary. Other water treatment companies charge extra for additional systems; with ECOsmarte, extra systems are provided at no additional charge because the ECOsmarte system is customized and guaranteed to remove all contaminants.

  • Arsenic
    • Arsenic naturally occurs in the ground as Arsenic 3. In order to be filtered out, it must be converted to Arsenic 5 by oxidizing it with ozone or oxygen. Arsenic 5 can then be substantially removed with filtration.
    • An ECOsmarte system will reduce the arsenic level, but will not remove it all. If the arsenic level is borderline, the ECOsmarte system alone might be sufficient to keep the level within the approved safe range without the need to add an arsenic system.
    • A dedicated arsenic system will remove about 80% of the arsenic.
    • A reverse osmosis system will remove 100%.
    • If your water test results show the arsenic level to be 10 parts (0.01) or above, which is the approved EPA tolerance level for safety,  ECOsmarte will include an additional tank with a special arsenic-removing media as a part of your complete system for an additional cost of about $700.
    • Arsenic treatment is expensive. A full system normally costs around $1600. Once every one to fifteen years, depending on the amount of arsenic and the volume of water used, the arsenic media must be replaced, at a cost of about $1200 each time. The media itself is nearly $800, plus gravel, a new basket and riser, shipping, and labor. If water usage is high and the arsenic level is high, it might be necessary to re-bed the tank every year or two; if the levels are low, then less often.
  • Iron Bacteria
    • If iron bacteria is detected, then an extra step must be taken. Iron bacteria usually shows up on the report as mild, moderate, or aggressive. This bacteria grows in the well and actually eats iron. Oxidizing it will aggravate it. This means that when the iron bacteria comes in contact with oxygen or ozone, this slimy yellow/orange/brown residue gets even worse: it coats the pipes and is not good to consume.
    • For mild to moderate iron bacteria, a chlorine injector will treat it.
    • The most effective way to treat aggressive iron bacteria is to shock the well once every six months by pouring into the well head one gallon of chlorine for every 100′ of well depth.
      Well Chlorination Procedure:

      1. Slowly add 12% chlorine at 1 gallon per 100 feet of well depth.
      2. You should smell the chlorine coming out of the hose fairly strongly.
      3. Place a hose down the well casing to circulate water while bypassing all filters.
      4. Then turn water off and open up every faucet inside the house until you smell the chlorine at the sink.
      5. Let it sit in the lines for 24 hours like that.
      6. Then open up several faucets and let it run for a couple of hours until the chlorine smell gets faint.
      7. At that point open up the filters so you let a little of the chlorine go through them.
      8. Repeat every 6 months
  • Tannin
    • What is tannin?
      Tea is tannic acid. It causes water to yellow. In wooded areas, when it rains the water steeps in the leaves on the ground and creates tannic acid, which seeps into the ground and enters the well water. Tannin is harmless; it simply colors the water. If iron is also present in the water, tannin will combine with the iron, creating another element that prevents oxidized iron from being totally removed during filtration, so that some iron will exit the filter along with the tannin. For this reason, it is helpful to remove the tannin.
    • How to detect if tannin is present.
      A quick and simple way to determine if there is tannin present in the water is to fill a clean white five-gallon bucket with water and to examine the water in the daylight. The water should look crystal-0clear. If the water has a slight yellow or green hue, most likely tannin is present. A fancier way to tell is to request a water test from a professional lab.
    • Ways to eliminate tannin.
      There are three ways to remove tannin.

      • Bleach it out with an injector, using either chlorine or hydrogen peroxide.
      • Filter it out with a very expensive special media that must be replaced annually.
      • Add a special tannin resin to a water softener. The formula is 10 pounds of resin for every one part of tannin. Softening resin does not need to be present; there could be simply tannin resin in the tank, but generally if the water is hard anyway, including both resins in the same tank is an efficient combination. Salt must be replenished in the brine tank every week or two in order to sustain the ionization process. Although tannin resin is quite expensive, as long as the salt level is maintained, it will last many years.
      • A fourth option is simply to live with the tannin and not remove it at all.
    • Tannin removal
      ECOsmarte opts for installing an injector pump. Hydrogen peroxide is generally more effective than chlorine. The injection point is installed after the titanium chamber and before the retention tank. If tannin is indeed present, ECOsmarte will include a injector pump and tank at no additional charge.

        • To prevent the injector pump from running constantly, a flow switch is necessary; it activates the injector pump only when water is flowing.  This switch must be purchased separately and can be ordered on-line.
        • Note also that tannin is not included in the water test, so a tannin test must be requested when the original test samples are sent to the lab.


Additional components are included for free with the ECOsmarte system, with two exceptions. ECOsmarte will not pay for a water softener or a reverse osmosis system. Why not?

  • Water Softener:
    • Disadvantages of a water softener: Water softeners require the addition of salt, which ionizes the calcium and magnesium.
      • The results are the feeling of “soft” water, so that it feels what some people call slimy, as if soap cannot rinse off the skin.
      • The salt remains in the water, so that end users actually drink the salt, even though the flavor is subtle.
      • After backwashing the spent salt onto the same place on the ground for over twenty years, the ground becomes sterile in that area such that plants cannot grow there.
      • Salt must be purchased and added every week or two. If there is no salt, the system will not operate properly.
    • Advantages of a water softener: Calcium deposits from untreated hard water leave a hard crust that is difficult to scrape off. The only way to remove hardness completely is by ionizing it with salt in a water softener.
      • The ECOsmarte system is a salt-free system up to a certain point. With low levels of hardness, the powder is unnoticeable. However, if the hardness level is over 250 parts, with an ECOsmarte system the powder will begin to show. Extremely high hardness levels may produce an excessive amount of powder, which could be unsightly, annoying, or might clog orifices, justifying the addition of a water softener. Some people would rather live with the white powder than to live with salt in the water, but there is a point at which the hardness becomes intolerable, and a water softener must be purchased and installed at an additional expense. An initial water test will define the hardness level.
      • If the temperature of the water is above 150 degrees F, the powder will dissolve and the water will become hard again. There are two options: (1) turn the water temperature down below 150 degrees, or (2) add a water softener
    • Advantages of conditioning with ECOsmarte
      •  The ECOsmarte titanium electrodes condition the hardness. As the water passes through this chamber, the calcium, magnesium, and the other fourteen hardness elements transform into a powder that will not scale on the pipes or leave white stains on the house fixtures. Because these healthy minerals are not removed from the water, powder deposits will appear on the surfaces where the water comes out of the faucet. This powder is safe, hardly noticeable, does not stain, and is easy to wipe away. The harder the water, the more noticeable the powder residue will be. (See above: “Advantages of a water softener.”)
      • There is no scaling in the pipes.
      • There will be no white hard crust deposits on the fixtures.
      • There is no need to purchase or add salt.
      • Salt will not be present in the drinking and cooking water.
      • Calcium and magnesium are desirable and healthy minerals. The ECOsmarte conditioning process makes them more absorbable through the skin & drinking.
  • Reverse Osmosis
    • The ECOsmarte system will produce water as safe and clean as a reverse osmosis system. Consequently, the installation of a reverse osmosis system is redundant.
    • However, if a water softener is installed and no one wants to drink salt, then a reverse osmosis system at the kitchen sink would remove that salt from the water. (For more information, refer to the page on “Other Systems” and click on Multipure. You can order a reverse osmosis system at

Flow Rate

Flow Rate

  • Determining Flow Rate
    Before designing a filtration system, it is important to know the flow rate of the water in gallons per minute. Different media require different flow rates in order to backwash the contaminants from the media; some are thicker and heavier than others and may require more force to blow out the dirt. A quick and simple way to determine the flow rate is to time how many five-gallon buckets can be filled in one minute.
    Have two five-gallon buckets handy. For accuracy, make marks on the inside of one of the buckets to designate units in gallons, so that it is easy to see how many gallons full the bucket is. Turn on the water full blast before placing the bucket in position. Put the bucket under the water when the timer starts, and check the water level every ten seconds. When the first bucket is full, move the second marked bucket in place. If the second bucket does not completely fill, note the number of gallons at one minute. For example, if the rate is 10 gpm, then it will take one minute to fill two buckets or 30 seconds to fill one bucket. Try the test again at a different water source.
  • Flow Rate Requirements
    • A chlorine system requires at least 6.5 gpm.
    • An ozone system requires 8 gpm minimum.
    • An ECOsmarte system requires 10 gpm.
  • If the Flow Is Too Low
    If the desired system is an ECOsmarte but the flow rate is too low, there are three options:

    • Add a 300 gallon (or larger) holding tank and a booster pump designed for 10 gpm or more. This is the best option.
      (Average prices: 300 gallon tank ~$700; booster pump ~ $1700; installation ~ $400)
    • Select a different system, like an ozone or chlorine system.
    • Use a lighter media in the filter tank that requires lower gallons per minute. The trade-off is that the lighter the media, the less that iron and minerals can be filtered and removed. Optimally, a thick, heavy media with a high flow rate will produce a strong thorough backwash.
    • If you happen to be on a chlorinated community water system, the chlorinated water will have reduced the amount of minerals to be removed, and you could get by with 8 gpm instead of 10 gpm.
    • If the flow rate is too low, the media will clog quickly and may need to be changed every one to three years.
  • Determining GPM Recovery Rate at the Pressure TankTools needed:  (a) Accurate psi gauge.  (b) 5 gal bucket.  (c) Watch.
    1)       Make sure water system is at full pressure (psi).
    2)       Make sure no water is being used during the test.
    3)       Turn off well pump.
    4)       Drain water into bucket until there is no more pressure: how many gallons did you drain?
    5)       Close drain valve.
    6)       Turn on pump and time in seconds until the pump turns off: How many seconds did the pump run?

     Repeat 2 or 3 times for consistency.
    Formula to figure GPM recovery rate:
    Gallons divided by seconds  X  60 =  GPM



  • TIME: To set the time, press the left reset button, then press and hold either arrow button until the letters “TD” (Time of Day) appear. Move the arrow buttons to set the time to the current time. Remember, any time the power goes out, these clocks will need to be re-set.
  • CHANGING THE TIME OF BACKWASH: These timers are pre-set. The second tank is usually set for 2:00 am and the third tank for 3:00 am, so they don’t backwash at the same time. If you have an arsenic tank, ti will be pre-set for 4:00.
    To change the time of backwashing, hold down both arrow buttons simultaneously until “DO” (Day Override, or Daily Operation) appears. Press the reset button again, and “RT” (Regeneration Time) will appear. With the arrow buttons, change the time to your preferred settings.
  • RUNNING A MANUAL BACKWASH: To run a backwash cycle manually, press and hold the left re-set button until the letters “BW” (Back Wash) appear. Release the button and let the cycle run.
    The backwash clock comes factory-set to run a backwash cycle once every three days for the second tank and once every seven days for the third tank. If your water has high levels of iron or manganese, daily backwashing will produce better results. For example, with heavy iron in the water, backwash the hydroxite tank every day, and the carbon tank every other day.
    To change the number of days between cycles, press both the down and the up arrows simultaneously, and hold them down until the letters “DO” (Day Override) show on the screen. Press the arrow buttons to adjust the frequency. Then push the reset button on the left to save your new setting.


  1. Before starting, gather your tools: rubber gloves, filter wrenches*, two 5-gallon buckets, one gallon of muriatic acid
  2. Half-fill a five-gallon bucket with water. to be used later for rinsing the chambers.
  3. Turn the valves off at each end of each chamber.
  4. Place the water bucket beneath the hose bibs and drain the chambers.
  5. Unplug the electrode wires by pulling them off the tabs.
  6. Using large channel locks, strap wrenches, or oil filter curved channel locks, loosen the two unions on each chamber.
  7. Wear gloves and possibly goggles. Pour a gallon of muriatic acid into a second 5-gallon bucket.
  8. Add water if you wish to stretch the use of the acid: 1:1 up to 1:5 parts acid to water. This lengthens the soaking time.
  9. Remove the unions by hand and place the two chambers gently into the bucket of acid.
  10. Make sure they are submerged. Watch them bubble.
  11. After 10-12 minutes, the bubbles should slow down and stop. The plates should be clean.
  12. With gloves, remove the chambers and visually examine them. They should look clean and new.
  13. When they are clean, rinse them in the bucket of water.
  14. When putting them back, check that the rubber “O” rings are inside the unions.
  15. Make sure the titanium goes at the beginning and the copper goes at the end. Replace them where they came from.
  16. Hand-tighten the unions. Snug them slightly more with the wrenches.
  17. Reconnect the wires. Make sure both reds are on one side and the blacks are on the other: one positive plate, one negative plate.
  18. Turn on the inflowing valves to check for leaks. If the union leaks, tighten it a little more.
  19. Now turn on both valves and your water is back in use.
  20. Whenever water is running, the red lights on the control box should rotate. They alternate directions of rotation as the electrical polarity changes back and forth from positive to negative. If the dots do not rotate when water is being used, please contact us for assistance.

* Strap wrenches or large channel locks work, but lightest weight and easiest to handle would be a set of curved filter pliers designed for removing oil filters from cars. My preference is FloTool 10627GT GRIPTECH Filter Pliers because they are rubber-coated, light-weight, and grip firmly.



Over time, the media in the filter tanks will foul, break down and become ineffective, and must be replaced. The Birm media in the second tank will last 3-5 years. The Granular Activated Carbon in the third tank will last 8-10 years. Re-bedding a filter tank can take about and hour, and should be done by a professional. If you are inclined to do this yourself, here is the procedure.

  1. Turn off the water to and from the filters.
  2. Open the hose bibs in the filter section and release the pressure. Another option is to turn the by-pass valves on the tank.
  3. Unplug the timer, remove the drain fitting, and place the tank on a hand truck.
  4. Move the tank outside to a place suitable for emptying the contents. Run a hose over to the location.
  5. Unscrew the timer valve and remove it from the tank.
  6. Tip the tank gently onto its side and insert a running hose inside the tank to flush out the old media and gravel.
  7. Remove the basket and riser, rinse out the tank interior, and clean the tank.
  8. Make a new basket and riser to match the original.
  9. Tape the end of the riser so nothing can enter it.
  10. Set the tank back up. Center the taped basket and riser in the tank.
  11. Place a funnel on top of the tank and add 22-25 lb. of gravel.
  12. Add one cubic foot of new media (1.5 cu. ft. maximum for a 10×54 tank).
  13. Blow or rinse off the mouth of the tank and remove the tape from the riser.
  14. Move the tank back into position with the treatment system.
  15. Fill the tank with water to allow time for the media to absorb and expand and to reduce the dust.
  16. Carefully thread the timer valve back on top of the tank, reconnect the by-pass and drain fitting, and plug in the power.
  17. Run a complete backwash cycle.


Standard EcoSmart System – 3 Tanks

ECOsmarte Systems with Additional Tank for Treating Arsenic

ECOsmarte Systems with Water Softener Tanks