Operation of the Softener
Hard water contains dissolved minerals 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 dissolved minerals 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 500-1 Hybrid
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial-grade strong acid (Cation) Functional Matrix resin with a very high whole bead count and no color throw. It is physically hard and is moderately chlorine resistant. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for a long, dependable life.
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a simplified digital controller, 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.
These softener models are controlled electronically. A fully programmable microprocessor controls Tank Fill, Percolation, Ion Exchange, Backwash, Rapid Rinse, and Return-To-Service cycles.