I couldn't find where else to put this topic.
We had a household water softener installed, due to hard water. Appliances and faucets getting a lot of white residue, etc. So, we went with a salt-based softener.
A couple months later, we decide that the taste of salt is too strong. Obviously we can use bottled water to drink, however I contacted the installer to see if maybe we could just dial back the softener a bit. Bypassing water to the faucet doesn't help because the faucet will corrode.
Anyway, they cam out to test the water and here is what they found:
Hardness 0 0-4.00
TDS 505 500ppm
Iron .85 .300
They tested other results, but these were the only ones out of compliance.
So, hardness is 0, makes sense. But if recommended is as high as 4, how high can I go without causing white dishes, corrosion, etc.? Maybe I can dial back the softener, not taste as much salt, and still save appliances?