Is a sediment collector needed with a Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener

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Is a sediment collector needed with a Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener

I just received my Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener Digital SXT Metered Whole House System and I also bought a 3 tier sediment collector thinking I would need both. I have hard water and for the most part the water in the sinks and showers is clear with the exception of the large particles that come from the ice machine. I replace that filter all the time but does not help. What I am trying to decide is if I just can get away with the water softener and send back the sediment collector? Or should I just order a Corbin filter and if so where would I install the carbon filter (before or after the water softener). Same question on the 3 tier sediment collector where would I be best to put it. Thanks
 
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Old 11-15-17, 04:44 PM
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When you say sediment collector are you referring to some type of water filter? I have not heard that term before.

A water softener will not filter the water, same with carbon filter.

My system has chlorine injection, Big Blue water filters, GAC carbon filter, then water softener.

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10" Whole House 3 stage filtration water system + extra 3pc filters WH-3+3

This is what it is 10" Whole House 3 stage filtration water system + extra 3pc filters WH-3+3. PureWaterClub.com
 
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Depends on the water quality.
If there is a lot of sand and sediment then maybe if there is none why spend the money?

What did the water test show? Was the test simple or complex?
 
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Simple water test

they just tested for the normal but I know where Iím located the water is full of sand. I can see it in the tub. Besides that we see the normal white spots and the water is hard per the county website
 
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If you are getting krud in the water then a filter is needed, it will eventually fill up the water softther and other mechanical.

Big blue filter is great, filters are cheap.

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Big blue.

Okay cool. Think Iím following. Big blue would be prior to water softener with what micron level? Then I could do the 3 tier filter after he softener before it goes into the house??
 
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20 mu will get all the krud out of the water. The polypropylene filter are 2-3 each when you buy a case, I switch them out every 3 months.
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They are good to also get out the non soluble iron/rust which will help keep WS clean.

You really wont need a post filter especially if you install one of the large carbon filters.
 
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Thanks

Thank you for all the help.
 
 

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