What is Hard Water
Water is known as hard water when it has a lot of calcium or magnesium dissolved in it, this can cause "scale" to form on the inside of pipes and any type of water heater such as kettles, boilers, washing machines and so on. The scale caused by hard water doesn't conduct heat well and also reduces the flow through pipes which may eventually become completely clogged up. Hard water also reacts with soap to form a sticky scum, and impedes soap's ability to lather thereby making all cleaning less effective and more difficult to accomplish.
Essentially the system only requires topping up with salt every so often but if you find that the productivity drops over time you could consider purchasing a Resin Restorer such as Softener Mate available at checkout.
Worried About Your Salt Intake?
Our Water Softener uses a very small amount of salt. If you wish to control the amount of salt that you are consuming then you could consider making use of our Reverse Osmosis system within your kitchen which will reduce the salt in your drinking water by 98%.
Water supplies contain impurities that may effect your softener if left untreated. Iron, dirt, silt, organics and bio film may not be removed by the salt regeneration system. Simply add a sachet of Softener Mate to your salt tank for every bag of salt and at the next regeneration Softener Mate will remove the unwanted contaminates. (see below to purchase)
How does a Water Softener Work?
All softeners work in essentially the same way, the incoming water enters the softener and passes through a tank of ion exchange resin. The resin traps all the magnesium and calcium that creates lime scale and leaves the soft water to enter your water system. The machine contains an automatic timer control which will periodically clean or regenerate the resin. This is done by passing salt water through the resin which swaps places with the magnesium and calcium and allows the trapped minerals to be flushed away.
Automatic Timed Regeneration
The regeneration process is automatically set by you on a timing mechanism. The regeneration consumes 2 kgs of salt and lasts for 60 minutes.
Height: 680mm Width: 275mm Depth: 450mm
The system weighs 21kg
The water softener comes with a 1 year warranty. Extended warranty options and service contracts are available, please contact our HelpDesk to find out more on 0800 7311 491.
For old resin beds or those known to suffer from iron fouling use new Rust Out. Simply add a sachet of Rust Out to your salt tank and at the next regeneration Rust Out will remove the unwanted iron fouling. (see below to purchase)