how many ppm do you need a water softener?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
PPM= "parts per million"....so what element are you referring to?
Unless your water softener also prints "pages per minute"??
Your question is a bit perplexing !
- Tech DudeLv 51 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.
- Ralph TLv 71 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.
- mountainrileyLv 61 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.