What is a Good Hardness Level?

A good level of calcium in the water after it comes out of a Kinetico water softener would ideally be low or within the desired range for softened water. The purpose of a water softener is to reduce the concentration of hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium in the water, providing a more desirable and beneficial water quality for various purposes.

The specific target level for calcium in softened water can vary depending on factors such as personal preference, local water conditions, and intended use of the water. However, as a general guideline, a good level of calcium in softened water is typically below 17 mg/L (or ppm). This level is considered low and falls within the range of soft water.

It’s worth noting that Kinetico water softeners are designed to efficiently remove hardness minerals from the water, resulting in significantly reduced calcium levels. However, the actual calcium concentration in the softened water may also depend on the initial hardness of the water supply and the specific settings and performance of the water softener.

If you have specific concerns or requirements regarding the calcium level in your softened water, it is recommended to consult with the manufacturer or a water treatment professional who can provide guidance based on your unique circumstances and preferences.