Need help choosing a water softener system

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ajcrm125

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Been suffering from hard well water since we built our house 10+ years ago and decided it's finally time to get a softening system. A bit overwhelmed at all of the options out there however. For some reason I thought there was a site where you could input your water test data and it would suggest filtering/softening solutions?
Anyways my report shows the following. I assume the units are mg/l?

Hardness 332.0
Total Dissolved solids: 298.3
Soidum 6.79
Potassium 2.8
Magnesium 4.4
Calcium 129.6

I can vouch for the calcium. That seems to be the biggest factor.

So any recommendations on a whole-house softening solution?
Thanks!
-Adam
 

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How about these numbers?
Iron
Manganese
pH
Arsenic​
Also, are there any other values where the reported number is 50% or more of the MCL shown on your report?
 

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It is important to have a real water test done prior to doing water treatment. I would recommend Kar Labs or NTL Labs. Simple, reasonably priced and very comprehensive testing.
 

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Right the test was done from Quabbin Analytical Labs here locally. Being right next to the reservoir I'm lucky enough to have a lab pretty much next door. :)

Some of the other requested values:
Iron 0.03
Manganese 0.07
Ph 7.74
Arsenic 0.00189

I'll look at the report more and see if any values jump out.
 

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Pending other info that develops from the rest of your test results, a softener 1.5 cubic ft of resin is what would be good for you.
 

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Nice water. I would put a sediment filter before the softener myself. If it stays clean, it still served a QC purpose IMO.
 

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Yeah I have one today and it works really well.

@dittohead any insight based on my report?
Thanks!
 

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A softener only, since you are on a well a Hydra just as a junk catch, other than that your water looks great.
 
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