Adding activated carbon to the resin tank of a water softener?
I just met with someone who recommended adding 2 inches of granular activated carbon to the resin tank of a water softener to remove the chlorine from the water during the softening process. This would remove the need for a whole house inline water filter. The activated carbon would be backwashed at the same time as the resin and he said that the carbon and the resin would need to be replaced every 10 years.
This guy works for a major water treatment company but I have never heard this recommendation before, nor have I found any info on on the Internet. Any opinions on this?