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Old 01-10-2022, 09:05 AM
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We just bought a home in TV. We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water. What would be the best to have? We only want to do one of these options.
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Old 01-10-2022, 09:17 AM
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We just bought a home in TV. We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water. What would be the best to have? We only want to do one of these options.
Have you tasted the water to know whether you will need a filter or softener? From what's been posted on TOTV some areas of the villages have decent water coming from the tap.

We added a Nova filter to ours to get rid of the aftertaste. We figured that if that didn't work we could always add a Nova softener and it would still cost less than some of the systems out there.
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We just bought a home in TV. We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water. What would be the best to have? We only want to do one of these options.
We only have a whole house water filter system it removes the chlorine odor which I am sensitive to.
We do not have an issue with hard water
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Old 01-10-2022, 09:48 AM
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Nova filter for me for several years. I even have a Nova system in my home in VA. Hate the chlorine smell/taste, all gone. I also use a Purewash system for my washer. It kept clogging up until I added Nova. You should see what the 1st of 3 filters look like when you change filters.

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We have a softener from Pegasus it does a great job and there are a few of us on the block that have them. I have not had an issue with the flavor of our water but our refrigerator has a filter in it....
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I have the same question. My wife complains that the water is making it impossible for her to manage her hair. Says she can't style it and it has no body. Do we need a filter or a softener or both or something else? Thanks.
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We just bought a home in TV. We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water. What would be the best to have? We only want to do one of these options.
"We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water." So you are experienced with it. The water in the Villages is listed as good, I checked before moving here. We are ex-New Yorkers and New York has famously GREAT water. Water in the Villages, out of the tap tastes like Florida water. We do not have a filter or a water softener. For drinking and cooking we have a filtered tap on the door of our refrigerator. With QUALITY filters the water tastes fine to me and I am demanding. For laundry, adding BORAX to your wash helps with cleaning your clothes.

My view for all this sort of question, I would wait till you get here to make such decisions. There are many options. As we have chosen to do, the refrigerator filter.
Some people install filters under the kitchen sink. Again quality filters do a better job for taste and the filters need to be regularly changed.

A water softener, first of all needs a place to be-space in your garage and they typically back flush. It needs a place to dump that water.
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I have the same question. My wife complains that the water is making it impossible for her to manage her hair. Says she can't style it and it has no body. Do we need a filter or a softener or both or something else? Thanks.
I can't help it. "My wife complains," it is genetic. No I do not do marriage counseling.
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I have the same question. My wife complains that the water is making it impossible for her to manage her hair. Says she can't style it and it has no body. Do we need a filter or a softener or both or something else? Thanks.
She needs a water softener. You may not need it, but you do need her.
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I agree the softener will help your wife's hair, but the filter will help more IMHO. I just changed some plumbing in my house and the water is very hard here, crazy sediments in traps.
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We just bought a home in TV. We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water. What would be the best to have? We only want to do one of these options.
We have been very pleased with our Pegasus water system. The vendor is in the Wildwood mall on 301. Installation was a breeze and the water quality is fantastic! Highly recommend these folks.
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There are no federal or state regulations on the amount of chlorine that can be added to a city or county water supply. Hence, many if not all Florida water companies treat tap water with an excessive amount of chlorine to kill everything harmful to humans. In the process the water can taste and smell like an indoor swimming pool. The Nova system will eliminate the chemical taste and smell from the excess chlorine. A simple chlorine test like one used for a swimming pool will reveal the amount chlorine being delivered to your home in your tap water.
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Nova Filter.
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We just bought a home in TV. We have a softener here in Indiana due to very hard water. What would be the best to have? We only want to do one of these options.
You need both. The water softener protects your dishwasher, washing machine and toilets. A carbon inline filter provides safe drinking water. A Big Blue Carbon filter is not expensive to put in the water line before the water hits the water softener. Maybe an extra $200. Well worth the money in my opinion.
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