Water Softener recommendation
Finally decided to install a softener, so of course, doing my research on Gardenweb first!
Live in Southern California, so no humidity issues. But relatively close to the beach (like 1 mile). should I be concerned with salt in the air?
Here's the link to my city's water quality report. See page 4: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=16015
Here are our home stats:
5 people (3 adults, 2 kids)
4 full bathrooms
No current set up for a softener, but we have a trusted plumber we will use for install.
I have read many posts here on GW about water softeners, especially this one. Aliceinwonderlands posts have been very informative, although I do not understand all the technicals mentioned. http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/plumbing/msg0118321720716.html
Am currently leaning towards a Fleck Vortech Resin model - but want to know if anyone has strong opinions that it is (or isnt) worth the premium over the standard tank?
So, Fleck seems like a solid choice, but I'm not sure which model?.... My goal is as little maintenance/management as possible. We have a busy household so would prefer an options that is the least management intensive, relatively speaking.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!