My husband and I have a new home but we are not happy with the price quoted to us by our well driller on what it will cost to put in a water softener system. Here are our test results could someone direct us on what we need as we are both handy with projects? Our water is not terrible to drink or anything but after being here 4 months our fixtures are starting to malfuntion due to mineral build up and we have red staining in certain areas of our plumbing. From what I have read we definately need a softner but where I am stumped is, I get a softener then my Ph lowers, what next? My home has 6 occupants with 3300 sq. ft., not sure if this matters. We also have a system that boosts the pressure so we never lack in water pressure. Again not sure if any of this matters?!
Hardness - 6gpg
Iron - 1.4 ppm
Ph - 6.0
Manganese - .1ppm
Nitrates and Sulphur - No trace
Total Dissolved Solids - 130 ppm