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Katy water quality, Do I need Water Softer/Filter system?

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Bradman    0

Hello,

I have got great advice from HAIF before. Thanks to all the members.

We are going to move to a new construction home in Seven Meadows (Katy) in 6 to 8 weeks. We are very excited to move into this great neighborhood.

I have been hearing about water softner (filter) for entire home with Reverse Osmosis filter for drinking water.

Sure, it sounds great, the sales guy at our design center said, it would cost around $3500 for both.

I was wondering does any one have any knowledge about Katy water hardness, experience about water softner / reverse osmosis system, and how much that usually cost, any info about other vendors that would install the same quality system for cheap?

Thanks in advance for all your valuable suggestions.

Thanks.

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I have a reverse osmosis system in my home. I am on my private well water, I also have a water softener system, I feel money well spent. $3500 is not a bad price if it's a decent system. I have a GE system.

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GE 13786 Reverse Osmosis

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GE 13775 Water Softener

Good Luck.

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cla    10

I'm from the N.O. area where water is hard and got along 40+ years without a softener, so I opted out of the softener when I had my home built. 6 months later I added a softener. Several co-workers also originally from hard-water areas ended up adding softeners also. I just couldn't take how dry my skin felt after a shower. A plumber friend of mine advised against a water softener though (a week AFTER I had the system installed), because sodium is corrosive to metal. I have noticed that my shower faucet handle is looking a little discolored - I faithfully squeegee the glass but sometimes forget to wipe down any metal surfaces. :-(

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Standeck    0

I have a whole house softener that runs the city water through activated charcoal, a red garnet sand bed and then potassium chloride softening (less corrosive than sodium chloride, i.e., salt). No need for a separate drinking water system (although our refrigerator does have a built in filter for the ice/water in the door system). I can fill a glass with tap water and leave it on the nightstand for two days and it doesn't smell like I'd dipped it out of the pool at the Y. Could not do that when we first moved in. Katy water is quite clean although it is slightly hard and does have a chlorine smell.

System is seven years old and cost around $3,000.

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cla    10

I just recently switched to potassium chloride - originally went with sodium because my mother can't have potassium in her diet. Will buy bottled water when she is in town.

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We have a faucet PUR water filter for the taste and purification process (something we would do regardless of where we lived). We don't have any other water treatment system and haven't noticed anything strange. I think you would be fine either way.

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paul b    0

Hello,

I have got great advice from HAIF before. Thanks to all the members.

We are going to move to a new construction home in Seven Meadows (Katy) in 6 to 8 weeks. We are very excited to move into this great neighborhood.

I have been hearing about water softner (filter) for entire home with Reverse Osmosis filter for drinking water.

Sure, it sounds great, the sales guy at our design center said, it would cost around $3500 for both.

I was wondering does any one have any knowledge about Katy water hardness, experience about water softner / reverse osmosis system, and how much that usually cost, any info about other vendors that would install the same quality system for cheap?

Thanks in advance for all your valuable suggestions.

Thanks

go to belsomeh2oinstallers.com

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spikegomez    0

Mark, That is great... reverse osmosis is great for home... for are drinking water... filtering are water is needed because we don't know what the water contains is.... 4396508

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TJones    39

Katy water is actually very good out of the tap. Taking showers with it gets the soap off also. I don't see any reason for a water system.

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powelowe    0

Sienna Plantation is the only place with water hard enough to justify a water softener. Other than that, you should be fine without one. The water in katy isnt going to ruin your appliances or anything, and hard water is generally better tasting and whatnot anyway, but if you personally prefer soft, get a softener. IMHO I personally wouldn't.

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