Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago

how many ppm do you need a water softener?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    PPM= "parts per million" what element are you referring to?

    Unless your water softener also prints "pages per minute"??

    Your question is a bit perplexing !

  • 1 decade ago

    The total hardness for the city I live in in southern California is around 200 ppm (about 12 grains/gal). I have a water softener and the improvement is noticeable.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your water should be checked for hardness. There are test strips you can do it yourself. A local distributor of water softeners can help you and check to make sure your unit is working right.

  • 1 decade ago

    Go by grains of hardness. Ask yourself if you really need one. Do you really need another high maintenance appliance. If the hardness dosen't bother you don't get one. I have seen softiners installed with water at 6 grains. and no softiner where it is 22 grains hard.

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