Water Softener Sizing Check
Hi guys -
Long time lurker, searcher and student of the many helpful folks here in the plumbing forum. Thank you all for your great contributions.
I'm finishing our home's basement and while doing the plumbing I want to add a water softener. I have heard great things about twin tank units and would prefer one if the numbers work. Currently looking at the Fleck 9100SXT with 2 x 1cf.
- 5 bed/4 bath w/ jacuzzi tub (rarely used)
- 2 adults, 2 kids, occasional family guests
- 2 dishwashers, washing machine
- SFR of 9gpm (measured at jacuzzi)
- 3/4" service
- irrigation will be with untreated water
- city water (all levels from 2012 report)
- hardness total = 188ppm max
- iron = n/a
- manganese = n/a
- pH = 9.1 - 9.8
- Alkalinity = 85ppm max
- TDS = 412ppm max
- Sulfates = 216ppm max
- Chloride = 100ppm max
The water here isn't terribly hard but every time I visit family with a Kinetico system, I dream of soft water. The usual white or green buildup on every faucet is getting old also.
Planning to do this DIY. I'm a mechanical engineer and I appreciate knowing things are done the right way while being smart with the $$.
I've been looking at Ohio Pure Water and have noted many of the usual items I need to request (Noryl bypass, top basket, gravel underbed, Purolite resin).
Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us faceless lurkers!