Your cottage is an investment, but it’s also a retreat, a sanctuary, a safe place to unwind. So, why would you settle for anything but the cleanest, safest water for your special place?
No matter what your water source is like, it can be treated to make it clean and drinkable. But it’s important to ensure you’re using the right treatment for your problem water, says Eric Dube of Water Depot.
“We often run into people who think you can treat any lake water with UV light, but it’s not that simple,” he says. “UV lights won’t take away the tannins and sediments. You need a properly installed water treatment system designed for your property – one that will treat the problems you have, and not attempt to treat problems that you don’t have.”
Eric and Nicole Blanchet own Water Depot locations in Bracebridge, Barrie, Wasaga Beach, and Parry Sound.
They often get people coming to them for help with fixing their “yellow ice” or “yellow water” issues. The yellow water is caused by tannins – literally decomposed organic materials – and sediments from lake beds. Once these are removed by the right equipment, the water is clean and safe.
Other properties have different problems, requiring their own unique treatment systems. There can also be different needs for seasonal properties that are shut down each winter.
That’s why Eric recommends having a full inspection of your water treatment needs. The team at Water Depot can make sure you have all the equipment needed, and just as important that it’s installed in the right sequence.
“Every part has a role, be it the UV light, tannin filter, or other equipment to remove concerns like iron,” says Eric. “There is also a process that has to occur in order – you don’t want the UV light filter coming before the tannin filter or it could cause issues.”
A professionally installed, quality water treatment system also helps save you time and money and is eco-friendly.
Consider having to drive to and from the store, lug the jugs or bottled water up to the cottage, and then contributing to the creation and waste of plastic materials.
“Wouldn’t it be better to have clean, potable water in your residence that only requires turning on the taps?” asks Eric. “In most cases the answer is a resounding ‘yes!’”
TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN