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Old 01-15-2016, 09:31 PM
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Has anyone at the Villages installed one of these units?

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Old 01-16-2016, 03:40 PM
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My husband and I put one in December 1st and notice a BIG improvement right away!!! Water is definitely softer!!!

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Old 01-16-2016, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the input. We were originally talking water softener to install then we heard about this. I'm having a Hard time wrapping my brain around this concept.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:40 AM
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I did a Google search, as much positive as negative on these devices. Did not spend enough time to see if I could find a certified test lab results, but lack of these could speak volumes.
In any case, we installed a Sears water softener and whole house filter. Two months after, Sears came out with a combination unit.
Results, very soft water, very good tasting water, no salt in the water (by testing).
We use 4 bags of salt (40# bags) about $5 each every 6 months. Very happy with this system.
Cost of 2 separate units was around $850, combo unit is less.
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:47 PM
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Sounds like a lot of salt. We use 1 bag (40 lbs) every 6 months.

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I did a Google search, as much positive as negative on these devices. Did not spend enough time to see if I could find a certified test lab results, but lack of these could speak volumes.
In any case, we installed a Sears water softener and whole house filter. Two months after, Sears came out with a combination unit.
Results, very soft water, very good tasting water, no salt in the water (by testing).
We use 4 bags of salt (40# bags) about $5 each every 6 months. Very happy with this system.
Cost of 2 separate units was around $850, combo unit is less.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:26 PM
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The amount of salt depends on the setting of the water softener. I had the water tested, and then set to the measured hardness (at the time). I know you will get soft water at much lower settings, but over the 30+ years I have been using these, I always noticed the water getting harder near the end of the cycle.
I may need to check the hardness and adjust the settings on our unit. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:44 PM
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My water softener allows you to specify the water hardness ( 12 grains per gallon as measured by a titration test ). It winds up regenerating about every 8 days or so. I have checked the water hardness just before a regeneration and it has come up as 0 grains per gallon (the precision of the titration test is 1 grain per gallon ). I just double checked my records, I am using a 40 lb bag every 5 month, not the 6 months I thought.

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The amount of salt depends on the setting of the water softener. I had the water tested, and then set to the measured hardness (at the time). I know you will get soft water at much lower settings, but over the 30+ years I have been using these, I always noticed the water getting harder near the end of the cycle.
I may need to check the hardness and adjust the settings on our unit. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 01-17-2016, 02:18 PM
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Yes, I was wrong also, it was 4 bags per YEAR, so much closer to your results. I thought I had measured 18 grains of hardness, but that was 2+ years ago. Will check later this month as I need to turn off (bypass) the system to refill the hot tub, so I will have lots of hard water to check with.
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:22 PM
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Yes, that sounds more reasonable. The 18 grains per gallon sounds a bit high. If you lower that setting it will probably save you some salt but the stuff is pretty inexpensive. Thanks for sharing.

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Yes, I was wrong also, it was 4 bags per YEAR, so much closer to your results. I thought I had measured 18 grains of hardness, but that was 2+ years ago. Will check later this month as I need to turn off (bypass) the system to refill the hot tub, so I will have lots of hard water to check with.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:11 PM
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With the Aqua Rex system, NO salt is needed, which is a plus!!
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