zeolite vs polystyrene resins
I'm completely confused about water softener resins. Are zeolite and polystyrene resins that same thing with different names?
Are there different grades of resin for water softeners? Are water softener resins man-made or natural products from the earth?
I'm in the market to replace a 15 year old water softener. I have an old fleck system the uses zeolite. Some H20 dealer told me today that zeolite is better for getting rid of manganese and polystyrene is better for getting rid of iron. What's the truth???
manganese .364 mg/l
hardness .307 mg/l
conductivity 850 umho/cm