The amount of salt used depends on how much water is used and how hard your water is. We use metered softeners so they regenerate when you have used the capacity of the ion exchange resin in the softener. Larger softeners contain more ion exchange resin so they treat more water. An example, a 1 ½ cubic foot softener run at 9 pounds of salt per cubic foot uses 13.5 pounds of salt per regeneration. This size softener has a capacity of 36000 grains. If you have a Hardness in the water of 10 grains 36000/10 = 3600 gallons of water. A bag of salt weighs 40 pounds so it will yield almost 3 regenerations per bag. We calculate 75 gallons per person usage
so a family of 4 uses 300 gallons per day. 3,600-gallon capacity /. 300 gallons per day = 12 days between regenerations.
No, our softeners are metered, so they regenerate based on the gallons used, not on a time basis. We program ours so they regenerate at a more convenient time, say 2 A.M.. We also have dual softeners so you always have soft water and they are programmed to regenerate during the night.
Yes, but we do not recommend them for home use. We have found our customers do not like the water, and the loss of water pressure. We use these in commercial applications, such as feeding a boiler where the water flows continually, 24 hours a day.
We sample your water for a wide variety of parameters to try to ensure we recommend the best system for your water. We have Iron, Manganese, Arsenic, and Sediment filters as well as several types of softeners to provide the best solution. The field testing of the water is free, and we can also collect samples for laboratory analysis.
Yes, we have several types of Iron and Manganese filters. We can often eliminate the chemical processing you may have currently installed for a more robust, dependable system. We use many types of media, based on your water chemistry.
Yes, we use several types of treatment as not all water is the same. We test the water and make a recommendation for the type and size of the system to use.
Yes, we size the system based on your chemistry and flow rate. It is usually an easy remedy for this problem.
Yes, we install a whole house reverse osmosis filter. It may require pretreatment if there is very high concentration of Hardness from Calcium and Magnesium, high Iron or Manganese, or a good deal of sediment.
Yes, we have a very good proprietary softener that works quite well for this application. We also have Ultrafiltration if needed for this problem.
We prefer Clack Corporation valves as we have found them to be the most reliable, easiest to service, and customer friendly.