09-06-2013, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Quantum
this is actually very soft water, less than one degree hardness, I'm assuming this is general hardness
when expressed as mg/L CaCO3, it indicates that your water's hardness is the same as it would be with that concentration of CaCO3, though the actual constituents may be Ca and Mg, no real need to differentiate as the effects of both are the same in this regard
buffering capacity relates to carbonate hardness or alkalinity, the higher this is the more stable the pH
both hardness measures generally coincide, so I would assume the alkalinity is low as well
you are correct.
I was thinking meg/l not mg/l.