Filtration system in the right order?
My whole house water filter system is about 5 years old. We have noticed a change in our water quality in the last 3 months. We are in Florida and on a small city municipal water system. Our water flows through the following filters in this order => sediment => carbon => softener => home. I had a plumber at our home a few weeks ago who suggested the order was incorrect. His theory was the carbon filter is removing the chlorine and then causing the resin bed to become contaminated with mold so that it no longer does its job of softening. He suggested the following order => sediment => softener => carbon => home. He also said this order would allow the carbon filter to remove some of the left over salt in the water which is now suspected of aggravating high blood pressure, which I have. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Thank you, Terry
Filtration system in the right order
Our water has no odor but has really never been great ontaste, feels different in the shower, our clothes are not coming as clean, we have a white powder like substance built up on the ends of the shower head. I know that increases in sodium in your diet can aggravate high blood pressure but I guess the right thing to do is to have the water tested for sodium content at the kitchen tap. Our small town of 10,000 people has an aging water supply system. There is never enough money in the budget to upgrade even though we are being taxed to death. They send us the water quality report once per year and they meet federal standards. When I look at the water in the sediment filter housing after 6 months, I can't believe it - looks like chocolate milk. I replace the sediment filter (.4 micron) every 6 months and the carbon filter every 12 months even though I do not have any way to tell when they need to be replaced. Both of these are Big Blue filters. The softener is GE Infrastructure Autotrol model 268/760. What about the resin bed? How do I know when to change the resin bed? If its like everything else on our new home, I would bet the contractor installed the absolute cheapest available. Thanks for your help, Terry