Softener Plan Look Reasonable?
I am replacing a McClean single tank softener that is leaking after being shoved. We have city water that measured 11 hardness, .2 chlorine, and 357 TDH. We have 55 psi measured pressure with the existing softener in bypass and we have a 1 inch supply. We have 5 people in the home and should have for at least the next 4 years. I will be adding a RO system near the kitchen for drinking and ice, so minimizing pressure loss in the whole system is important.
Kinetico came by. She did not convince me to get her Kinetico or her Clack or Fleck offerings, largely because she seemed imprecise on her sizing methodology and product details.
I am leaning towards a Fleck 7000sxt at 40K. If this is reasonable, isthere value in the sst-60 resin? Our water bill is high, especially in summer with irrigation in use, and adding the RO will spin the water meter even faster. I understand sst-60 can reduce water if the system is properly set up, but I don't want to fall victim to marketing or get something that will take excessive effort to configure. Any value in the "vortech" type tube that also claims to have waste water reduction?
Any important details I am missing?