I got some hardness test strips today to check my water. I have a 5 micron filter on my cold so I figured I'd test that first, well...... The strips only go as high as 425ppm, and I maxed it out, even with a filter. We're in a new subdivision, the house is only 1 year old, I expected to see soft water but wow. I guess I'll have to buy a finer filter. Will that help or should I just start brewing with RO water?