What are the alternatives to Kinetico??
I am new to these forums and have been reading information for about a week on water treatment systems for wells. I've learned more than I ever expected to know about well water treatment systems!
I recently moved into a home with a well an have been having water challenges. Coming from lake Michigan water, this has been a struggle for me. Long story short we bought an Aquasana whole house filtration system without knowing what are needs are and it is not able to handle our issues. We are returning this system. (yes, what a PAIN)
There are two adults in our house and will possibly be 3 - no kids and no . We have two bathrooms and will be adding a third. No hot tub or anything like that.
Our main issues are hardness, 64 grains per gallon and I can't drink it.
We have talked to a local dealer and a Kinetico dealer. We really liked what we heard from Kinetico. They quoted us their S250 or S350 softener for the hard water. And the K5 RO for our sinks and fridge.
From what I understand the benefits are that their system is s twin tank system that regenerates soft water on demand and it is very efficient (uses less water and salt) because it is on demand. In addition, the system only uses conditioned water for regeneration which also adds to the efficiency. We like the fact that we will use much less water and salt.
The K5 seems to be one of the better RO on the market from what I read and they brought me a bottle of water to taste and it was really good.
As I have read here, this is a pricey system ($4500 total) and I wondering if there is anything out there that compares from an efficiency stand point???
Warranty is 10 years parts, 1 year labor and it appears that others in this area have the system so it seems service will be good.
And, am I missing anything that I should be concerned with when trying to evaluate these systems?? (I feel like I am comparing apples to oranges half the time).
Also, we live in a wooded area and I am wondering if I should be concerned with the salty run-off water damaging the trees/plants/soil???
Hope I didn't forget anything and thanks for the help!