Only 3 of us and we drink bottled water and only use the well water for showers, washing clothes and dishes and an occasional flower watering..I will try Culligans, but they will want to come out and charge for something I may be able to do myself. Thx, Larry SI would call Culligan. Without knowing how much water you are softening I cannot guess as to whether you are using an excessive amount. Timer may be set wrong or something too.
Also, we had terribly hard water in Northern California but I didn't like drinking the softened water. I talk the drinking water lines off the system. It cost a bit more for some plumbing but reduced the load on the softener somewhat. Obviously you do not want to be softening any irrigation lines. Salt and plants do not do well together.
The amount of salt necessary for proper operation is a function of your water quality (hardness, iron, etc) with higher levels requiring more salt, amount of water used, and design choices like size of unit and frequency of regeneration. Without information on all these factors there is no way to know whether your useage is excessive.Isn't this too much? 200 lbs a week of salt softner? What can I do?