Water softener and sediment filter drain lines

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I have an auto-backwashing sediment filter (for well water) y’d into the drain line from the water softener. My sediment filter malfunctioned and backwashed continuously for over a week (!) before we discovered it. The brine tank did not overfill. But we noticed the water now tastes different (not sure if it’s saltier or something else) TDS seems a bit higher than normal (375), but I haven’t had water tested yet. Just wondering if the constant pressure in the common drain lines could have messed up something when the softener was cycling against that high drain line pressure. Or if somehow the sediment filter medium got messed up somehow due to the constant backwashing (there seems to be the normal height of medium in the tank). Will def add check valves now…. Thanks.
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