Kinetico water hardness increasing just before regen..
I had a Kinetico 2060s Softener with a 2100F OD conditioner installed up stream about 4 weeks ago. To be sure all was operating properly I bought some test strips, ones just for hardness, others just for ph. I know not precise, but seem to work. The hardness before system is 7 gpg on strips, Kinetio said it was 5 gpg. After the system, it's 0gpg, that is up until the indicator is just before the brine rinse cycle, then it's 15 gpg! I know the calcite will increase my hardness, but is it normal for this to happen? After regen and manually foring it to the same tank, hardness is 0 again. Is the system sized properly? I have a #1 disc in the softener. I'm told it regents every 1200 gallons. I have 4 adults and 3 teenage boys, 3 1/2 baths, 2 washing machines, 1 dish washer. In-law apartment is included. I am going to call my kinetico dealer, but need independent opinions please...as you know kinetico is not cheap, and I'm ok with that as long as I get results, I'm not moving any tie soon...thank u!