Water Treatment Question
Ok - so since Easywater didn't work last year, I decided to look into softeners for treating our hard water.
We have 2 1/2 baths. 6 children aged 12 yrs - 13 month, two adults.
Our water has been tested. I'm not sure what you all need, but here is what I know.
11 gpg hardness
220 dissolved solids
manganese is .06 ppm
and silica, the reason why Easywater said they couldn't treat my water was between 25 & 30 ppm.
I've had the local Kinetico dealer out, and he has been fantastic. He explained that our clothes are dingy because of the manganese, and he said their system is great at removing Manganese. he also said there isn't a softener out there that will remove silica.
He quoted $2895 to install the Kinetco 2030s, and $200 more for the 2060 system. I'm leaning towards the 2030 because i can't see spending more for the 2060 since the flow on the 2030 will go up to 15 gpm.
Question on silica - is 25-30ppm high? Will the softener fix our problems? I know it will not touch the silica, but will the silica continue to be a problem, and what would those problems be?