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Water Refiner, water softener, RO, Filtration...ugh, help?

Recently relocated from a place with great water (Seattle) to a place with pretty mediocre water (Denver).

So, we're trying to fix that. 

After doing some comparisons, I decided to buy an Ecowater ERR3700 water refiner and one of their RO units, as well (just convenient with the RO thing, even though I know I could save some cash here by going to Lowe's and grabbing literally anything).  I chose the 3700 because it's a "refiner", whereas the other product I was looking at (Kinetico) is merely a "softener".  These are all terms I've learned in the last week, so have to use quotes.

The question that comes into play is this:  With a refiner...does adding a whole home water filtration system offer any benefits, or is it simply redundant to the refiner itself?  There's simply too much terminology.  There was something in all the sales pitches about not being able to link up the refiner lines or RO lines or...something...to my refrigerator (a Sub-Zero) because it doesn't generate enough pressure and the Sub-Zero flips out about that.  I got to thinking that if I added a filtration system to boot (was looking at one of the Pelican estate-level systems), I might be able to get water that doesn't taste like a science experiment out of the fridge, as well.


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