How much salt should my softener use?
1. A water softener with 1 cu. ft. of resin bead media is equal to 30,000 grains and will generally come in a 10 ” x 44 ” media tank. Each regeneration should use about 6-8 lbs. per regeneration to achieve an economical 24,000 grain capacity (hardness in grains divided into grains of capacity results in the gallons of water that can be treated before resins is exhausted).
2. We sell metered valves with our Aquatek Pro series softener packages, since they tend to use less salt than a non-metered / time clock units (i.e. one set to regenerate every so many days with no regards for actual water used).
3. The national average is 60 lbs. per month, but that can vary depending upon the quantity and the quality of water being treated.