This is going to sound stupid, but does anyone here know anything about water soteners?
We're moving next month into a house with wellwater. A couple of the neighbors have orangey coloration on their siding, which I assume is from iron in the water. I believe this requires either a whole-house filtration system or a water softener to fix.
Water softeners come in all sort of "grain" sizes, but I have no idea what grain size is good for us. We have 2 people in the house, a couple of animals, and ideally, we'd like to push our underground sprinkling through the water softener as well. Is 30,000 grains enough?
Also, I'm seeing 2-piece units and 1-piece units. On the 2-piece units, it looks like one is for salt storage, and 1 is for water softening. Not sure what the 1-piece units do different.
I'm also seeing a huge difference in price, even with the same grain size. For example, at Lowes, a 30,000 grain unit is $377, and I'm seeing prices up near $700 for the same grain size elsewhere.
Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?