For those of you on well water or otherwise having some knowledge of water softeners: I recently got back my water test results from the State Health laboratory, and everything looked great except for hardness. The State rates hardness on a scale of <75 = not hard water; 75-150 = moderately hard water; >150 = hard water; >250 is very hard water. All numbers in mg per liter.
Mine is 427. Off the scale, it’s definitely a softener situation. I have absolutely no knowledge of these things, it’s one of those things that I just didn’t bother to research while working on house design. Anybody have recommendations as to what I should be looking for in a water softener? Best brands or models? Features and operations I should look for? I am not a “rent from Culligan” type of guy – I want to buy it and be responsible for it.