Why soft water?
Your Water, The Universal Solvent!
Water is considered the universal solvent. As it passes from liquid to vapor and back again, it tends to dissolve everything it touches whether in the air as water vapor were it can mix with sulfur from smoke stacks forming acid or from the ground, absorbing calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead and limestone – water can have a negative impact on you, your household and your pocketbook. Depending on where you live, contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural run-off can also seep into your water supply.
Hard water produces scale!
If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs…if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair…or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water. If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing ﬁxtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efﬁciency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
Water softeners eliminate the effects of hard water.
They “soften” the water by removing the calcium and magnesium found there, extending the useful life of water heaters, coffeemakers, humidiﬁers and household plumbing by as much as 30%.
Soft water makes a difference you can see and feel, all over the house.
In the Bathroom: Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs or toilets. In the Laundry: Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too. In the Kitchen: Dishes will clean more easily, and be spot free, without the ﬁlm glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.
Soft water works for you!
Throughout the House: Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dish washers using hard water can wear out 30% faster.
How the Pro H 2 O CWS1 1” Hi-Flow System softens water:
Hard water passes through the media tank that contains resin beads coated with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium (or potassium) ions, thus softening the water. When the beads have trapped the hardness and need to be regenerated, the Hi-Flow’s control valve charges them with the brine from the brine tank. As regeneration occurs, calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are freed from the beads, replaced with sodium or potassium ions; and the system is ready to soften water again.
Capacity is one of the ﬁrst things you should look for in a water softener. The average family uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per person per day. That means a household of ﬁve requires 400 gallons of softened water daily. If your water has a hardness rating of 30 grains per gallon (gpg), for example, you would need to remove 12,000 grains per day (400 gallons x 30 grains). With a water softener that regenerates every 3 days, your minimum softener capacity would be 36,000 grains (12,000 grains x 3 days).
Brine tank performance insurance All our water softeners may be ordered with optional salt grid which virtually prevents salt bridging.
D.I.R. – Demand Initiated Regeneration Save water and up to 40% in salt usage by adding meter-controlled regeneration to your unit.
The Pro H2O water conditioning system also includes:
• Up to six fully adjustable cycles
• Flow rates to 27 gpm
• Operating pressure to 125 psi, Operating temperatures to 110ºF
• Metered (D.I.R.) or timed regeneration
• Relay can signal modem or call device