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May 12, 2012 9:14 AM Subscribe
Would a whole house water softener be worth it?
posted by M Edward to home & garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I get my water from a well with very hard water. So hard that I buy 5$ shower heads and toss them after 6 months due to clogging. The build up has also clogged multiple toilet refill tubes and the water intake hoses for my washing machine and dishwasher. I also have resorted to buying cheapy coffee pots due to this.
Basically I am curious if a water softener would alleviate any of this. I am afraid to drop 500$ on a heavy duty softener just to find out it won't noticeably help. I also fear the hard water might claim the softener itself as a casualty.
What are your experiences?
It is a small residential well with a bladder tank that was dug about 30 years ago.