I've got a fairly new softener from Eco-Lindsay, and it hardly uses any
salt at all.
I've asked the folks how much it SHOULD use, and, since there're
they will never give me any sort of answer. I have the "hardness" set
to 40 (I'm told
that the "hardness" digital indicator between 0 and 100 actually is
with the softness... go figure), and we have three adults in the house.
I recall filling
the old softener with about 40 pounds of salt in two weeks when we had
four adults in
In a month, the salt in the new softener hasn't budged more than a
There's GOT to be somebody with some gross, order-of-magnitude idea of
this is normal. (Our water quality has been declining for quite awhile
since we moved
into the neighborhood -- the Eco-Lindsay folks say there's just a lot
more people using
water now -- in taste, iron deposits, etc.) This is supposed to be a
unit, but, hey.... cycling every three days should use at least a few
Any even anecdotal data?