I would look into renting to see you your problem is with the hardness vs silica before purchasing.[*]Should I spend the time/energy to troubleshoot the Hague device given it's mfg and lack of information/parts?If you don't have a local dealer, I would say to get another unit that the parts are readily available for furture repairs.[*]If yes, can someone recommend a good troubleshooting guide for Hague? Where can I source parts?I have some manuals for the Hague but the parts will be hard to come by. Not all dealers are willing to sell just 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)?I would go with a twin because of the amount of people.[*]Any strong preference of brand?Fleck or Clack[*]Does my water analysis suggest any special "features" or prefilters?Unless you are wanting to remove chlorine, no prefilter is needed.[*]What about "turbolators" or special resins?No turbulator is needed but if you do not remove the chlorine prior to the softener with may want to consider 10% crosslink resin.[/LIST]
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!