Water softeners and treatment
We are building in an agricultural zone and about to drill our well. It’s got me thinking about water condition and treatment. Our current house, on the lot adjacent, uses a traditional water softener requiring regular addition of salt.
Our new mechanicals and water main will be in the basement. We are also on a septic system and will be conditioning the home with an open loop geothermal unit.
I’m not excited about dumping a bunch of salt into the marsh/pond on our property, where the effluent bypassing our septic system will go (along with sump pump water), nor do I want to lug all that salt into the basement.
Does anyone have good suggestions or advice for softening or otherwise treating our water? What about the water going through the geo unit (wanting to avoid iron deposition, etc leading to premature failure.
FYI, I plan to plumb the domestic water using Aquatherm PP-R pipe and fittings.
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