Water Softener Advice Needed!
While building a new house in rural SW Colorado IÃ¢ÂÂve done my best to follow the good advice on this forum - IÃ¢ÂÂve obtained a well water test from an independent lab and received equipment recommendations from a local, independent, water treatment pro.
Now IÃ¢ÂÂd like to run the results by the experts on this forum.
Water flows from the well at 2.5 gal/min. into an 1800 gallon cistern. Total coliform and E. coli tests were negative.
The house has 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths - normally occupied by only two adults, but we expect frequent visits from family and other guests - as many as four additional adults at a time. Plumbing into house is one inch; no water-hog appliances, only single head showers.
Lab analysis results (most measurements are mg/L, ND = not detected):
Alkalinity, Bicarbonate 800
Alkalinity, Carbonate 20.0
Alkalinity, Hydroxide ND
Alkalinity, Total 820
Nitrate/Nitrite as N ND
Dissolved Metals by ICP:
Dissolved Metals by ICPMS:
The local water treatment guy (who comes highly recommended) proposed the following:
Softener - WS Series Fleck 7000SXT metered softener, model number WS-2000MN-7M from Puregen, with WQA gold seal 8% resin. Puregen lists the following specs for this model:
App. Capacity @6 lbs. per cu. Ft. - 40,000
Mineral Tank Size - 12 x 52
Brine Tank Size - 18 x 30
Rec. Service Flow - 2.3-15 GPM
Est. Peak Flow - 18 GPM
Cu. Ft. resin - 2
RO system (also from Puregen) - ERO-5100ERP1000, listed at 5 stages, supplying 100 GPD, with a steel, 60 liter, NSF storage tank, that will service four locations via homerun, ÃÂ½ inch tubing: kitchen sink plus icemaker, MBA, kitchenette, laundry/dog room.
Hope IÃ¢ÂÂve provided the information needed for any advice, suggestions, cautions, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help!