Water softener settings adjustment
We could use some advice on how to adjust the current settings on our water softener in order to account for an increase in our family's water consumption/usage. We still have the same amount of people (2 adults, 2 teens) but the usage has gone up due to more showers, friends,etc. We also seem to be experiencing an increase in orange staining wherever the water is hitting the bath tiles.
I realize (in order to get the proper guidance for our situation with the staining) we will need to get a current and complete water test done, but I was hoping there would be some sort of adjustment that would help us out while we wait on those results since I am unsure of the process and how long it takes.
The current settings on our Fleck 7000SXT are as follows:
C = 50
H = 26
RS = RC
RC = 248
DO = 8
RT = 2:30
BF = 10
Water test as of Oct '11:
22 gpg hardness
slight yellowish tinge to water taken at pump.
Thank you for any help.