salty water with water softener
Before I get blasted, I have read all of the threads on water softeners--can't find the answer to these questions. So, TIA in advance for your patience!
Just had a MacCLEAN NS1001 water softener installed. It is doing a great job softening, but to me, the water tastes salty. Not ocean water salty, but just not good. Makes me feel sick. The plumber has checked the installation and assures me that no salt actually gets into the system and that this is basically in my head.
This is how he describes the system: Water passes through resin cleaning thingy (my word, not his:-)), then every 6 days the brine cleans the filters. This is flushed with massive amounts of water so there is no salt water left in the filter system. Says that after regeneration, the first cup of water could have the equivalent of 3 potato chips worth of salt total. Says that the old systems didn't flush as well so there was salt, but these new systems flush so thoroughly that no salt is left.
So, is this all in my head?