My well water is extremely high in calcium (I haven't tested it in a few
years, so I'm not sure of the amount, other than "a lot"). It's clear, odor
free and tastes great. I am using a small particulate filter now that has
I'm tired of fighting the calcium battles w/ gallon after gallon of vinegar
and I have been researching alternatives on Google. I need to dissolve the
stuff out of my coffee maker every 3-4 days.
It seems a softener is the reasonable route for a "whole in house system",
but I can't seem to find clarity on some issues.
-Many advocate leaving the drinking water free of the salt process, but I
also see many state that it is a minor amount that should only be a concern
to salt sensitive medical conditions.
-Potassium is an expensive alternative to salt, but other than vague
references that it's also harmful, I haven't seen any specifics.
-I do realize it can be corrosive to the septic system, but over how long
and will more frequent cleanings help?