So the symptons were as follows: white scale on EVERYTHING, especially stuff in the dishwasher, and bathroom/kitchen fixtures. Also, waterspots when I wash the car, and more white residue on the shower doors/tile. Ive had guests complain about soap not lathering well either, though this I never personally noticed. (guess Im used to it) All the signs pointed to hard water.
Picked up a free water test kit from FWWebb, followed the included instructions, and dropped it off Monday, they got back to me with the analysis and a recomendation yesterday (sweet! quick turn around!)
Total Dissolved Solids: 289ppm
Hardness: 14gpg (THAT EXPLAINS IT!!)
They also included a recomendation on a water softening system.
They recomended a Watersoft DS-64V
Now being the engineer that I am, I naturally did as much research on the suggested unit as I could.
This gives some good info on the models watersoft offers, but I really dont know what I'm looking at. It seems to me like the smallest unit on that chart would satisfy the results I got from the water test.
I don't have a problem spending the money for the product that I need, but I just want to make sure I'm getting the right product before I shell out $1300 for a system.