Sizing a water softener should not be hard, and that's why it only takes 2 minutes to understand the capacity of the system you really need for your family.
There are really only two factors that needs to be considered when sizing your water softener:
1) Hardness of Your Existing Water
2) Daily Water Consumption
Water Softeners come in a variety of different capacities and tank sizes so we recommend conducting a simple water hardness test beforehand to ensure accurate results and sizing metrics.
Using the TDS Handheld Meter or the Waterworks Hardness Test Strips (that are both available to purchase in our store) a simple water test should be conducted to find out the Grains of Hardness present in your water. After that use this simple formula to size the capacity of your softener:
Capacity = (NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HOUSEHOLD x DAILY WATER CONSUMPTION OF EACH PERSON IN GALLONS) x GRAINS OF HARDNESS
The following table is for estimations and clarity purposes only:
|Number of People in Household||Resin Tank Dimensions||Cubic Feet||Capacity|
|1-2||8" x 35"||0.66 cu ft||18K|
|2-3||8" x 44"||0.75 cu ft||24K|
|4-5||9" x 48"||1.0 cu ft||32K|
10" x 54"
|1.5 cu ft||45K|
|10+||12" x 52"||2.0 cu ft||60K|
|15+||14" x 65"||3.0 cu ft||90K|
While all of this may seem like a breeze to you, there is a lot to take in when it comes to the efficiency of a particular water softener system. We recommend reaching out to us at email@example.com to inquire about the regeneration cycle of any water system in the market. It could save you a lot of money!