We bought a house and there is some water filtration system.
Control valve says Autotrol Model 263/440i
Can somebody help me to identify what kind of system we have by looking at the photos below? Thank you.
We're about to do some bathroom remodeling, and our GC said that he would advise us to invest into some water softening system. When I asked him what we had in a garage, he said he didn’t know.
I see some magnetic softeners attached to the pipes. I do not believe they work and think the idea behind them doesn’t make sense.
I recently had to test our tap water for total calcium hardness since I have problem with our pool (total calcium hardness is >900ppm).
Our tap water had a calcium hardness of 250ppm. I used Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
I called our water treatment facility, and they said that their measurements are around 750ppm, but I think the technician I spoke with made a mistake. I will verify this information again because this doesn't make any sense.
Also, when our GC told us about investing into a water softener, I pulled out one of the Aquachek test strips for pools and tested our tap water for total hardness. The result was 250ppm (250 x 0.058=14.5 grains). I know these strips are not the most reliable, (they jump from 0 to 100 to 250-500-1000), but when I test our pool water using them, total hardness shows >1000ppm