Water Softener Sizing Help Please
Ok, I am back with some (hopefully) useful numbers and hope someone here can guide me down the right path.
Looking to replace a very old and broken water softener. My local municipailty ran a test on a water sample from my home and the results for hardness and iron were:
Hardness as CaCo3 is 261 ppm (approx 15 grains I believe)
Iron is 0.5 ppm
According to my water meter I use approximately 316 gallons (imperial) per day (1434 litres) , which jives with average usage numbers as we are a family of four. While not all the water goes through the softener, most does. I have the outdoor taps and the kitchen tap (cold) on non-softened water as the plants and I agree it tastes better.
So...with that information in hand..and a desire to purchase a quality unit that will last me many years....but keep salt and regeneration costs down over the long haul, what should I be looking at for bed volume and brand name. All help gratefully appreciated.
thanks in advance.