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Softener Sizing Chart

Water Softener Sizing Chart

HARDNESS IN
GRAINS PER GALLON
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE
  1 TO 2 people 3 TO 4 people 5 TO 6 people 7 TO 8 people
5-10 GPG 32,000 Grain 32,000 Grain 32,000 Grain 40,000 Grain
11-20 GPG 32,000 Grain 32,000 Grain 40,000 Grain 48,000 Grain
21-30 GPG 32,000 Grain 40,000 Grain 48,000 Grain 80,000 Grain
31-40 GPG 40,000 Grain 64,000 Grain 64,000 Grain 96,000 Grain
41-50 GPG 64,000 Grain 80,000 Grain 96,000 Grain 96,000 Grain
51-75 GPG 64,000 Grain 80,000 Grain 96,000 Grain 110,000 Grain
76-100 GPG 80,000 Grain 96,000 Grain 96,000 Grain 110,000 Grain

 

                   If your water is supplied to you by a city or municipality, we recommend contacting them directly first

                   for information about your water hardness. Most providers provide water hardness information on their

                   website or will provide if contacted             

                  

  1. To have a free test kit sent to you please contact us and select request a test kit. Or select submit a sample to send us a sample for full analysis.
  2. Ideal regeneration frequency is 4 to 6 days at 75% of total capacity. Why 75% capacity? 25% reserve capacity is necessary in case of excessive water use from time to time.

    Example: 3 people (75 gallons per person per day) in a home avg. 225 gallons of water used per day with 15GPG will need a 32,000 grain system set up for 24,000 grain capacity.
     
  3. If you need to convert hardness from ppm to Grains per gallon (GPG) divide the total water hardness  by 17.1.

    Example: 200ppm of total hardness / 17.1 = 11.69 GPG
     
  4. If iron is present in your water supply please add 5 grains of hardness for every 1 ppm of iron and determine your size water softener from there.

 

Water Softener Comparison Fleck vs Genesis

Example: A family of 4 on city water with a hardness of 22 GPG would need a 40,000 GRAIN water softener. The correct size water usage and softener should regenerate at least every 9 days, but usually regenerates approximately every 7 days. Therefore, a family of 4 would regenerate at least 4 times per month.

If they used a Fleck softener, they would use:
76 lbs of salt per month, which is 912 lbs per year.

The Genesis High Efficiency softener would use:
30 lbs of salt per month, which is 360 lbs per year.

*Based on a minimum life expectancy of 15 years for a 40,000 grains water softener,
the Upflow Genesis water softener would save this family 8,280 lbs of salt!

 

Water Softeners Comparison - Genesis High Efficiency

 

Choose from Discount Water Softeners' line of High Efficiency Upflow Water Softeners Below:

Fleck Water Softener - High Efficiency Genesis
Fleck Water Softener - High Efficiency Genesis
Fleck Water Softener - High Efficiency Genesis

 

 

WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

If you are not sure which size water softener is best for your family, please call our sales support line and they will be happy to help. The Genesis brand name is Discount Water Softeners line of High Efficiency water softener.  Please leave a voice mail and our sales team will call you back!

The Genesis upflow systems also rely on simple, yet proven internal piston and seal design that has been in water softener valve manufacturing for over 30 years. It is clear that our Genesis upflow water softeners and reviews deliver uncompromising performance that is unrivaled in the water softener industry.