We installed a water softener in our home around 8 years ago. (From a company that manufactures their units here in Utah). Recently it started to leak. It turns out that our pressure regulator for our house has died causing very high water pressures to crack the case of our water softener.

Unfortunately, high water pressure voids the warranty with company, so I am looking at at around $300 to replace the case. The service technician recommended that due to fact that we have very hard water, I would be better off purchasing a new water softener--for around $2000--I am assuming this is there "base" model. I did not ask for further details on the unit. The service technician said that the water softener I have has around a 10 year life span anyway due to the extreme hardness of our water here in Utah.

I am trying to find out the specifics of our current system. It has an electronic meter, and cycles after so many gallons. I also remember the sales guy--eight years back mentioning that it used resin.

So any guesses to if I should repair or replace?

And if I should replace, any good ideas on a reliable unit that can withstand very hard water?

Thanks for your input!