Using a microscope to do a quick in the field observation
The technology available to all!
Just a quick observation for you to use in the field using your laptop or phone
Remember, fouling/breakage etc. of the Zeolite Resin matters a great deal if you hoping for good soft water and a not having to re-bed too early. If you do not have this tool in the field at least get it sent in for analysis as you suspect issues with getting good soft water of a change in the regeneration process.