Is this calculation for an optimized Water Softener OK?
A while back, I was on this forum and appreciated your advice. I am a serious lurker, and learn so much from you guys. I got distracted with other stuff, and now (at the insistence of my wife) am finally getting a water softener.
I have gotten a water softener Fleck 5600SXT 64,000. Based on threads such as this one: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/plumbing/msg020045133773.html
---- AND my test results (from a certified lab):
Total Coliforms -- Absent
E. Coli -- Absent
Nitrates + Nitrites 2.2 mg/L
Sand -- Absent
Turbidity -- 1.4 NTU
PH -- 6.6
Iron - ND
Hardness -- 372
On a Well, 4 Bathrooms, 4 people,;
Resin is: Softening Resin (2.0 cuft): NSF Approved High Capacity Cation 10% Crosslink
----- I can see that the most optimized setting for a water softener is: "6 lb salt per cuft of resin." So, it looks to me that I would set the size at 48,000 for the unit. Is this correct?