Water Softener questions?
Hope someone can please help me, I have recently been given a Hydroquad water softener and to be honest I am not sure its working 100%.
Its a 10 year old unit with original resin and am thinking of changing out the resin as its wasn't regenerated for over 7 years now which I am not sure is a good thing or a bad thing, water was running through it daily and the controller was unplugged and not used, I did the soap and water test but it didn't really have the results I expected but our water isn't majorly hard. Do you think its worth replacing the resin and starting fresh? I have been told my unit needs 1.5sq ft of new resin for 44grain capacity.
Also regeneration is a question I am not sure about, I have used all the calculators online but none of them really give me a good answer to how often I should regenerate. Its just myself,wife and our 6 month old baby, we run the washing machine a few times a week (front loading) same with the dishwater, shower each day but our water bills are saying we only use about 800 gallons a month. If I do the calculations with our water hardness at about 4 then it says I hardly ever have to regenerate. What do you think about regen times? I am using a Fleck5600 if that helps.
I have a six stage RO unit for filtered water and a Samsung water filter on my fridge we use to drink from mainly.
Hope someone can please help