I currently have a Kenmoore cabinet softener, I think its 48,000 grain, its been going strong for 12 years but its just not cutting it any more, I had been using resup in it and have had it regenerating every night for years (wait for it you understand in a sec). The well room is smaller and so is my budget, my water specs before it went through the softener
Hardness 12.2 gpg
Manganese .063 PPM
Chloride 0 ppm
Iron 8.32 ppm (ferrous)
Barium .13 ppm
Water after softener digested
Manganese 0 ppm
Iron .07 ppm
The softener calculators say I would use approx 13,500 grains a day.
So as you can see this Kenmoore softener was getting most of that iron out, granted I had to regenerate every night and use resup. I am guessing that the resin is toast. So I am looking for a new softener to replace this one. My budget is about $1000.00 and I am DIY on most everything, from auto repair, I can build PCs and run networks, hunt, and butcher etc... you get the point.
I was wondering if a Prosoft CS1 EE head with a 8% resin and a KPF 85 media filter would do the trick or what do you guys have in mind?
All your help is really appreciated.