#### ribeye

##### New Member

Thanks for all the great info in this forum. I recently had a softener installed for the first time in my life and this website helped me so much in deciding what system to get, how it works, how to program it, etc. I've had great soft water for 14 days now and the first regeneration just occurred this morning. I have a smart water monitor that tells me the regeneration ran for

**92 minutes and used 93.0 gallons**of water, but I can't seem to figure out how those numbers came along. No water was used during the regeneration so the readings should be for the softener alone. Hoping somebody might be able to enlighten me.

Here are all my specs:

Fleck 5600 SXT 48K grain softener, 1.5 cu ft, 10x54 mineral tank

BLFC 0.5 gpm

DLFC 2.4 gpm

Inject 1 gpm (not sure what this is for but it's on the sticker)

2 people x 75 gallons per day = 150 gallons per day

Programmed for 8 lbs salt / cu ft (use 12 lbs salt per regen):

DF = Gal

VT = dF1B

CT = Fd

NT = 1

C = 36

H = 18

RS = rc

RC = 150

DO = 28

RT = 2:30

BW = 6

BD = 60

RR = 6

BF = 8

FM = P0.7

So my thought was the regeneration process includes the 4 steps below, but I don't fully understand what's actually happening during regeneration so please correct me if I'm wrong:

1. Backwash 6 minutes x 2.4 gpm = 14.4 gallons

2. Brine draw 60 minutes x 0.5 gpm = 30.0 gallons

3. Rapid rinse 6 minutes x 2.4 gpm = 14.4 gallons

4. Brine fill 8 minutes x 0.5 gpm = 4.0 gallons

This would give me a total of

**80 minutes and 62.8 gallons**of water.

It appears the actual results take an additional

**12 minutes and 30.2 gallons**of water over what I was expecting.

Does anyone know if there are additional steps in the regeneration process that I am missing? Or am I doing the math wrong? Any input would be greatly appreciated!