I'm wanting to condition/soften the water going into my house, including the pool feed line. I was thinking about getting a water conditioner like the pelican or apex system. These systems don't remove calcium by ion replacement, but have some sort of catalyst that causes the calcium to crystallize slightly in the water. These crystals prevent a lot of scaling issues by easily washing away.
Does anyone have one of these on their pool fill line? I'm curious if the crystals are large enough to get caught by a DE filter. DE filters claim to filter 2-5 micron and above particles. I can't find any info on what size particles these "TIC" systems produce.
These systems are about 3x the price of a salt water softener, but I like them for the lack of the regeneration cycles (and the lack of sodium in the water). I could convince myself to get one if it can help keep my pool's calcium levels low from fill water. If not, the premium is hard to get over.