New to Water Softening... Test Results
We're building a new house and are several weeks away from occupancy.
The well was dug a few months ago and is currently at "hydrants" outside but hasn't been used in the house yet. That should happen this week.
We've moved to the land of limestone and hard water, so I know that we'll need to soften.
We're handy people (although we currently know zero about softening) and our plumber is on board to help install whatever parts we come up with.
Details: Well Water
Household of 2 full time
No special use items such as hot tub etc
Flow rate at hydrant very high (I seem to remember it was 20-25 gpm according to the well digger)
Water hit at 180'
I sent a sample into an independent lab and received the following results:
ND: The contaminant was not detected above the minimum detection level.
Unless otherwise indicated, results and standards are expressed as an amount in milligrams per liter or parts per million.
Total Coliform by P/A Total Coliform and E.coli were ABSENT in this sample.
Inorganic Analytes - Metals
Calcium 125.0 mg/L -- 2.0
Chromium ND mg/L
Copper ND mg/L
Iron ND mg/L
Lead ND mg/L
Magnesium 9.56 mg/L
Manganese ND mg/L
Potassium ND mg/L
Selenium ND mg/L
Silica 10.7 mg/L
Sodium 14 mg/L
Alkalinity (Total as CaCO3) 300 mg/L
Hardness 350 mg/L
pH 6.7 pH Units
Total Dissolved Solids 410 mg/L
Turbidity 0.2 NTU
Inorganic Analytes - Other
Chloride 31.0 mg/L
Nitrate as N 2.3 mg/L
Nitrite as N ND
Sulfate 42.0 mg/L
Thanks in advance Justa and Alice for any help and advice you can provide.