water softeners that use salts are not ok, its not one of those is it?
I bought a house with a water softener system installed. There is no on/off switch that I can find on the unit. There is also no separate non softened taps. Even the outdoor tap is hooked up to the softener. The whole plumbing system runs through this thing. The kitchen has a r/o system hooked to one tap.
I grow in super soil and have a separate r/o system hooked up to basement tap where I 'make' my water. Will the softened water run through a r/o system be ok to use? If I just unplug the unit will it discontinue softening? Like most, I have a lot invested in this crop and appriciate any experienced input.
Yes it is. Screw it I am getting my plumber to disconnect it
I had the same problem but luckily there was a bypass installed. For sure the directly softened water is no good for plants (or for drinking IMO). Your R/O system should do just fine running on softened water. Of course you may need calmag added back in but I'm sure you already know that. Are you on well water?
Thanks for replies. Used water softener for sale. Cheap
The RO will strip out most of the Cal/Mag, but if it hasn't been a problem, don't worry about it.