What's with the water in florida?

Most of the Florida Peninsula sits on the largest limestone plateau in the Western Hemisphere. Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite. Since our water comes from the aquifers deep within this limestone plateau, it fails to move or aerate thus taking on the properties of its' container.  The water is stagnant. The ground water which helps raise the levels of the aquifer is dependent in part by rain.  We live in Florida and rain is feast or famine.  In a drought,  which can last months the water table becomes very low and the iron, magnesium and manganese within the limestone is bared and released into the water.  During a rainy tropical period our groundwater helps push tannins (dead organics) down into the aquifer.

With all this said... Florida's water is hard and needs to be treated.  J's Wholesale treats the City's treatment!  We don't create Conditioners, we create fixes!

Municipal Water Solutions

Pisces System

Our Pisces System is a basic water softener. It has a single dimensional media bed consisting of 8% Crosslink Cation Resin and an acid washed gravel base. The control valve is a clock or timer; we tell it how often to regenerate.  This system is ideal for a family of one or when used in conjunction with other equipment.

Gemini System

The Gemini System is our most popular. The mixed bed media consists of 10% Crosslink Cation Resin (Chlorine resistant), Activated Catalytic Carbon and an acid washed gravel base. The control valve is a metered (counts the gallons of usage) or On-Demand controller.  You will never run out of treated water because it maintains a reserve.  You also have a choice of control heads, from Fleck to Clack to Autotrol; from touch screens to mechanical meters.

Libra System

If you are looking for balance, the Libra is the way to go, this is a Whole House Treatment System specific to Municipal water.  The first tank holds a cubic foot of Centaur Catalytic Carbon and has a Clack inline valve which is piped in an upflow position so the carbon will never channel. The companion tank is a 40K grain softener which uses 10% Crosslink Cation Resin and an acid washed gravel base.  You also have a choice of control heads from Fleck to Clack to Autotrol; from touch screens to mechanical meters

Rental Systems

Our Rental Program is always an option for those who want to get to know us and softened water. We use reconditioned equipment and maintain the service .

Contact our office for more information.

A Little Information about city water


Most Municipalities use Chlorine to disinfect their potable water supplies. It is used in swimming pools, laundry, and by tradesman to destroy mold and mildew.  Everything smells clean when Chlorine is used.  The problem is even the label on bleach states it should never be ingested. Disinfecting our water is essential to our well being but by using Carbon we can remove the Chlorine from our water.  

The jury is out on the pluses and minuses of removal but it's always a plus to have the option.


We read about them, but what are they?

A Chloramine is a combination of 1 molecule of Chlorine piggybacked on a molecule of Ammonia. Since Chlorine dissipates in the air quickly;  by adding it to Ammonia it intensifies which allows it to travel further from the Water Treatment Plant as a more potent disinfectant.

Chloramines not only attack and destroy bacteria but anything the bacteria adheres to, dissolving rubber and plastic.


The EPA has set a maximum amount of Fluoride allowable in drinking water at 4.0 milligrams per liter of water (4.0 mg/L).

In small amounts fluoride will help prevent tooth decay and strengthen bones but higher levels can harm your health. In older adults bones can become more fragile and brittle creating a greater risk of bone breakage.