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I’m a first time homeowner of a home out in a rural setting with well water. I had the well water and potable drinking water tested with the closing and it all checked out great, but pic related is what the brine tank looks like on the salt water filtration system. It’s a fairly new system, seller said about 2 years old. He also said everything was fine with how it looked, and the water in the little test capsule is clear as can be. Anyone here familiar with these systems? Should I be concerned about the dirt/gray coloring in the saline tank?

>> No.1680881

>>1680861
What is the reason there's such a filter being used?

>> No.1680885

>>1680881
I think it’s being used to soften the drinking water

>> No.1680892

>>1680885
>soften the drinking water
Why though? I can see that for everything else to reduce stains and such on basins or spots on your glasses in a dishwater, but not for the drinking water.

>> No.1680942

>I had the well water and potable drinking water tested with the closing and it all checked out great
Sounds like you don't necessarily need a filter.

>> No.1680952

Bypass that shit, anon. Hard water is good for you. So your clothes look a bit dirtier, fuck it. It isn't worth the hassle and drinking chemicals.

"Hard water" is just a bullshit meme problem created by companies like Culligan to sell products.

>> No.1680975

>>1680952
>"Hard water" is just a bullshit meme problem created by companies like Culligan to sell products.
For most everything you are correct. The only water that would need to be softened would be washing machines. Hell, hard water has something like 14mg to 42mg of calcium carbonate per cup. Which is a great source of dietary calcium. That's a shit load better than drinking the sodium for a salt-based filter.

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