Hard water options
We recently moved from city water to rural water (not well). I love every part of living in the country BUT THE HARD WATER!!!
My hair is getting dry, my skin dry and itchy, dishes don't seem to come very clean and clothes are "crispy".
The problem is that we are on a septic system. The tank is brand new (aerobic), but the laterals have issues. Two of them are not functioning well (something that should resolve with the installation of the new tank) and two are.
My husband is worried about the salt and added water a traditional water softener might add to the septic system. I keep reading that there really isn't a good alternative.
Anyone with any experience? Your insight/advice would be greatly useful. Any options for just treating the water in the shower and/or appliances? Would a whole house filter help? Are the newer softeners that regenerate only when needed better?
It's really not an option to do nothing :(. My skin is making it hard to sleep (I have very sensitive skin to begin with)!