Question: auto fill connected to water softener sys (Potassium)

wireform

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Aug 15, 2017
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Spring Valley, NY
I'm just not understanding why the softener cost is $5000.00. It does exactly what my aqua pure made by 3M does for a whole $1200.00 and has been working flawlessly for the last 7 years.
 

JC707

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Sep 5, 2020
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Bay Area, CA
I couldn't tell you other than this is the company almost every house used when our housing development was being built in 2016 and I even went thru Costco to get a better deal than my neighbors.

$1200 sounds mighty nice!
 

scottts

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Nov 13, 2019
161
Gilbert, AZ
According to the website the ERR3702 water "refiner" also includes a charcoal chlorine filter. It does seem like a slick unit. It even has a salt level indicator. Still a lot of money. You might also look at Discount Water Softeners if you are into self installation and maintenance and ever decide to make a change.

Honestly though, I'd just pipe in the pool to what you have and se if it's manageable. I really don't think it will be that bad and what do you have to lose, you can always put it back the way it is now or put in a larger system. Low risk test.
 
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JC707

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Sep 5, 2020
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Bay Area, CA
According to the website the ERR3702 water "refiner" also includes a charcoal chlorine filter. It does seem like a slick unit. It even has a salt level indicator. Still a lot of money. You might also look at Discount Water Softeners if you are into self installation and maintenance and ever decide to make a change.

Honestly though, I'd just pipe in the pool to what you have and se if it's manageable. I really don't think it will be that bad and what do you have to lose, you can always put it back the way it is now or put in a larger system. Low risk test.
This is exactly my plan. Going to pipe in pool and see how it goes and go from there. 👍
 

scottts

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Nov 13, 2019
161
Gilbert, AZ
Wow, nice system that tells you average water usage. Yes, divide the two. So right now you regen about every 5 days. I don't think that's so unusual.

You could check to see if you are in a high efficiency mode, which only partially regens the resin. Its more salt efficient but forces more regens. There may be a normal or high capacity mode that would give you more gallons per regen but use salt at a much faster rate.
 

JC707

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Sep 5, 2020
127
Bay Area, CA
Thanks Scott, I am going go run thru the settings more in depth after work and read thru the manual to see if there are some advanced settings.

I guess it's a balancing act...do I want more regen cycles and use less salt or more gals per regen but goes thru salt faster. I am thinking if I can change it, get more gallons per regen and use more salt. Hmm.