Hi, I'm hoping this is the right subforum for this question. Apologies if not.
The previous owners of our home left us with a water softener to process our well water. They left us with a brine tank full of salt pellets, and we have been diligently refilling it with the yellow bags of "Diamond Crystal" pellets.
We have not moved in full time yet, but each time we visit the house for a day or more my wife gets terrible rashes/skin irritation around her mouth. As soon as we leave, the irritation goes away within a few days.
Our home inspection water tests did not show abnormal levels for anything except sodium, which was 110mg/L. Our water hardness (downstream from the water softener) tested at 10mg/L.
One more bit of info is that our water is consistently very "slippery", especially when we use soap. There is no noticeable buildup or rusty coloration on any of our faucets/drains.
Any ideas what may be causing this irritation? Is it related to our hard water/water softener? Could the water softener be making the water TOO soft?
Thanks very much!