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    DIY Junior Member harivney's Avatar
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    Default Need a recommendation, water softener

    I am finally going to replace a 20+ year 9X48 autotrol 155 system (resin, green sand and potperm tank). I'm leaning towards Fleck 5600 and keeping green sand/potperm).

    Would you recommend a different system?

    Here is raw well water info:

    Raw well water:
    Ph - 7.4
    TDS - 200
    hardness - 85.5
    Iron - 1.0
    Iron - bacteria - not tested
    Manganese - nd (not detected)
    Copper - nd
    Nitrates - nd
    sulfides - pos (positive
    Tannins - nd

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    Have you heard of Greensand Plus? Instead of using KMNO4 to regen the Greensand, the plus uses chlorine pellets. I would choose a Fleck 5600 over the Autotrol 155 amytime.

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    Mialynette - thanks for the reply. Did not know about greensand plus but will look into it. Can you point me to a website that has a diagram that shows greensand and chlorine pellet setup?
    I guess the potperm tank gets replaced with a chlorine pellet tank??
    Thanks again

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    It is the same exact setup. Instead of using KMNO4 in the pot tank, Calcuim hypocloride pellets are used. The unit works best with a valve that can be set to a fill first.

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