Newcomer to the forum. Impressed by the knowledge and candor expressed by the regulars!
I have really bad "hard water" build up on the shower glass and water fixtures throughout my recently purchased home.
I inherited a Hague 13baq. I am guessing it is 10+ years old.
The unit was inactive/unplugged (not bypassed) for quite some time.
I recently restarted it (added salt) and the unit appears to be recharging. It is obvious, however, that I am still not getting "soft" water. I have also seen virtually no drop in salt levels for more than a month (no salt bridge)...
- "City Water" (it is well sourced nearby)
- Home Occupants: 7
- Water Usage: 11-14,000g/mo (466g/day average) peak is 1000g/day est.
- 5.5 Baths
- Very Heavy Laundry
- Very Heavy Kitchen Usage
- Water Pressure; Excellent 60psi+
- Main Line Pipe Size: 1-1/4"
- Current Hague Inlets: 1"
- NO LOCAL HAGUE DEALER
Here is the water analysis from the city:
- Should I spend the time/energy to troubleshoot the Hague device given it's mfg and lack of information/parts?
- If yes, can someone recommend a good troubleshooting guide for Hague? Where can I source parts?
- If no, I am looking for help sizing/selecting a replacement system...
- What size system should I consider? (my math indicates 2.0+cuft)
- I am open to TWIN tanks. Should I consider (require)?
- Any strong preference of brand?
- Does my water analysis suggest any special "features" or prefilters?
- What about "turbolators" or special resins?
My local water authority also suggested that my spotting problems could be created by SILICA or other "solids" that are "not removed" by a softener system. Can anyone comment on the truth in this statement??? Perhaps a combination of Salt Based Water Softening plus some other forms of filtration is required????
EDIT: Water authority indicated that while SILICA is not analyzed in the above data, there is evidence that high amounts of SILICA are present in the system.
Thanks a million in advance!