Water Softener for whole house
Hello Alice, JaL, et. al.
Please help me design the softener for the whole house. I have read many of the past threads and have gained fairly good understanding of how to do it DIY. I'll be hiring a plumber to do the hookup. I got the water test results back and here are the key numbers:
TDS 380 mg/l
Odor - No Odor
Color Alkalinity (as CaCO3) 55 mg/l
Total Residual Chlorine Ammonia (as N) Nitrite (as N) Nitrate (as N) 0.73 mg/l
Chloride 160 mg/l
Sulfate 25 mg/l
Calcium 36.2 mg/l
Iron Magnesium 5.15 mg/l
Manganese 0.038 mg/l
Hardness as CaCO3 111.6 mg/l
This is town water supply. Main plumbing is 1-1/4" PVC. Family of 4, kids are very young so our consumption will probably go up significantly as they grow. The water bill of past 4 months shows an average of 120 gallons/day. Master bath has a Jacuzzi and shower has 3 body sprays besides the rain shower and hand shower (Jacuzzi and body sprays are used occasionally). Total of 3.5 baths in the house. Two spigots that are outside will be bypassed. Flow rate measured at the Jacuzzi with both hot cold fully open is 9.67gpm.
Please advise what size softener and type would suit the best. I'll be probably ordering from OPW and Fleck 7000SXT looks like the right fit for my plumbing.
Thanks and Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!