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?
But the salt load can kill any salt sensitive trees or bushes that may
be in the septic system's drainage field.