Re: any useful information?
can you stop fighting and getting off-topic?
I am about to have RainSoft installed at my house for $5K and don't want any surprises. Could you help with a friendly advice, please?
I've just re-read this entire thread that you are hijacking as your own... I see a lot of important info for YOU, a to be Rain Soft customer to the tune of 5K!!! Oh, sorry, you were probably talking to h20man. :wink:
If it has not been over three business days since you signed the contract, you need to lock your doors and not allow them to install it and fill out and mail in the cancellation notice by certified mail with return receipt request; then call them and tell them you are not going to allow installation and you are canceling the order. And any financing agreement.
An RO will take care of nitrate and removing chlorine on a POE basis can cause problems. If you want nitrates removed on a whole house basis, you need an anion, nitrate specific, resin in a softener configuration; it regens with softener salt. They are expensive, and IMO you don't need one unless the nitrate goes over like 5 ppm; the EPA limit is 10 ppm.
The only way to reduce TDS, and yours is already below average, is with an RO or distiller and you are allowed up to 500 ppm and TDS is not a health concern even if you had 2000 ppm.
With a low hardness and TDS, you probably have low pH acidic water. That eats metal and adds them to yur water and can lead to pin hole leaks in plumbing tubing.
So to me you need much more info and to become educated about softeners etc. before you buy anything to improve your water quality.