stoker-man wrote:Instead of chlorinating my well, I'm thinking of a UV purifier. I don't want any piece of junk where I can't get parts in a few years.
Any recommendations on a good manufacturer and your experience with it?
I would install it myself.
UV will have serious problems with the presence of iron in your water even at low levels. At higher levels it will be useless. UV relies on a very clear water to generate an ozone reaction. Ozone gas injected into the water would be a much more potent sanitizer than UV and can react with high levels of iron. It will react much better than chlorine or anything else on the planet except fluorine, which I would not recommend injecting into your water.
Ozone gas is very fast, thousands of times more powerful then chlorine and kills by lysing, basically dismantling the microbes structure. But with UV, you need to be able to generate a reaction to use it. At the plant I have an O3 generator capable of producing 60#s of ozone gas at concentrations of 24+% per day. Since it's install, I have yet to detect a chlorinated hydrocarbon compound in the discharge.