Sodium and Sulfate removal

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by themitch, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. themitch

    themitch New Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Binghamton NY

    I received a well water test back and was surprised at a few findings.

    The findings are:

    Calcium 8.42 mg/L
    Calcium Hardness 21 mg CaCO3/L
    Magnesium 1.79 mg/L
    Sodium 150 mg/L

    Alkalinity 270 mg CaCO3/L
    pH 8.46
    TDS 375 mg/L

    Iron was not detected.

    2 values that I did not get tested but will now get tested are chlorides and sulfate.
    I will update when I receive them.

    What I would like to do is to lower the little hardness there is, lower the sodium, and once tested lower the sulfates.

    What I would like have is a mixed bed system that regenerates with Potassium Chloride.

    There is someone in the house on a sodium restricted diet and we would like to move away from the expense of bottled water.

    Thank You,
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    You should get a total hardness test instead of having to convert calcium and magnesium into total hardness.

    Based on that water test, you don't need a softener. You should buy an under counter RO to reduce sodium etc..
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