Operation of the Softener
Hard water contains dissolved minerals and metals in the form of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), & Zinc (Zn). Reduction of these contaminants is accomplished by softening the water through an ion-exchange process. As water flows through the mineral tank, the contaminants become attached onto and inside the resin. Over a period of time, the resin will become saturated with contaminants, and the softener will require regeneration using a sodium or potassium brine solution.
Softening Media – AquaPro 500-2 Hybrid
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial-grade strong acid hybrid (Cation) Functional Matrix resin with a very high whole bead count and no color throw. It’s physically hard and is moderately chlorine resistant. Hybrid media is engineered to encompass all the attributes of 500-1 softening media in addition to leveraging all functions of 500-2 Conditioning media when working together with ProGuard or ProGuard Plus. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for a long, dependable life. An NSF-approved clarifying media is included to provide crystal-clear water. Food-grade gravel under-bedding ensures uniform flow, minimal pressure drop, and excellent performance.
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a simplified digital control, which electronically meters softened water flow and makes decisions to regenerate based on water consumption and program settings. Salt dosage is controlled differentially to maximize the softener’s efficiency.