Water Softener Size
Hello, I bought a 64,000 grain 2.0CF resin water softener (Fleck 5600 STX). However, my water only tests at 8 hardness so when I set up the softener per the recommended settings if give me +5600 gallons of water. The setup instructions says to regenerate at least every 14 days. Based on 3 people in my house I don't think I will ever use that much water in a 14 day period.
Is it safe to lower my regenetation period past 14 days or is there a way to effectively reduce the amount of salt used by lowering the settings? (backwash = 10, brine draw = 60, rapid rinse = 10, brine fill = 16).
Just thinking that while my resin still needs to be cleaned, can I reduce the setting considering it shouldn't be that filled with "hardness"?
If someone can help me decide to extend the regen past 14 days or provide me a way to make this oversized softener best fit my needs without wasting salt and water I would be appreciative.