Can I get a water softener that is too small or too large?
Yes, A water softener needs very regular regeneration of about at least once a week. The manufacturer recommends proper operation your home water softener should average regenerations of about once every 5 to 7 days. If gone too long you can experience something called channeling, bacterial growth or even the inability to soften after about 12 to 14 days. If your softener is too small excessive regenerations will lead to a shortened life of the mechanical portion, resin and decreased flow rates for your home.