Water Softener has cloudy water after period of not being used
We used our water softener after not using it for a couple of years. It wasn't placed in the bypass position so hard water has been flowing over the resin bed without being recharged.
After replacing the bad basement floor drain that the unit flushed into. (that's why it sat unused for so long) We regenerated it last night. This morning the water is cloudy and rust colored. We are on city water with medium hardness and some iron.
We have forced it to recharge again with the same results. It has plenty of salt and seems to be refilling the brine unit after each recharge. Do we need to replace the resin or will a few more recharges flush out the bad stuff??