Water Softener setting while on vacation
We have a Water-Right FS-948 water softener with a Fleck 5600 Econominder mechanically metered control valve. We are planning to go on vacation for ~4 weeks this holiday season and wonder if it might be advisable to put the softener in some sort of a "vacation mode" e.g. put it in bypass mode, unplug it, etc.?
I have read conflicting suggestion on the Internet where some people (i.e. online dealers) seem to advise putting it in bypass and unplugging the softener while away for more than couple weeks to avoid unnecessary regeneration cycles. On the other hand, other websites (dealers) seem to advocate just leaving the softener as it is if the vacation is less than 4-6 months ("extended time away").
Would appreciate any input/advice from the experts here.