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Sump Pumps & Water Softeners
Heres my dilemma. I've got a 120v. stainless steel sump pump that handles water softner discharge in addition to normal ground water. The battery backup pump is made of plastic. Both have check valves on their discharge, and both ck. valves leak (don't hold). Something in the water leaking through the plastic pump is leaving a "white" deposit. The water "stings" when you get it in an open cut (on your hands). I've heard that malfunctioning water softener discharge (this one is starting to deposit resin beads in the sump) isn't good for septic systems (no sewers available). I suspect that whatever is leaving the "white deposits" is causing my check valves to leak through. Seems to me that if the watersoftener didn't discharge into the sump it would solve lots of problems. The water softener does not discharge into the septic system.
Then theres the problem of resin beads leaking out.
The whole thing is getting quite complex, and probably expensive. (I'd really rather be working on the new instantaneous water heater or the proposed HVAC renovations).
Is it normal for check valves to leak through?
Has anyone heard of a good (BEST) installation method for combining a primary sump pump, a battery backup pump, and a water softener? As you can tell water condition & handleing is not my area of expertice, but I would like to learn more. Perhaps someone could sugguest a more appropriate forum for this post.