help me pick a water softener
I posted this on an other forum because I couldn't find this one. I did most of my early research on here a few months ago. Anyway, here is a cut and paste:
I just moved into a house (with well water) and I have hard water due to the AN filter bruner gould pictured here: Bruner.jpg (image)
My wife wants a water softener, so I am looking into it.
I did a water test at sears. They didn't know how test my water, but they let me follow the instructions and do it myself. Here are my results:
Water from the Well:
just under .5ppm
ph is between 6 and 6.7
Water after the AN Filter:
well under .5ppm
ph is 7
How should I proceed? As of right now I feel like I should keep the bruner as it seems to be working fine (took the rust out of our water too). I do not have a manual, but I simply refilled it with calcite and ran a backwash. If I need to get a softener, I would like to purchase quality parts online and have a plumber friend of a friend install it for me.
I have heard good things about clack, fleck, and autotrol, but I'm not sure where the best places are to buy them.
We have 4 people living in the home.
Thank you for any help/advice.