Twin Alternating Softener System
Demand Systems with Turbulator
- Natural polyglass media tank allows easy viewing of resin
performance during system cycles
- 1.05 distributor tube minimizes pressure loss
- High velocity turbulator backwash distributor provides
exceptional resin cleaning for improved regeneration kenetics
- Brine tank safety shutoff valve with float
- Brine draw aircheck valve
- Salt grid platform
- Brine tank safety overflow fitting
- 316 stainless steel bypass isolation valve
9000 Control Valve Features
- Salt and water savings by using 100% capacity of the tank in service, before switching to the second tank
- Regenerates immediately when needed for continuous soft water
- Regenerates with soft water and keeps system clean for optimum operating efficiency and minimum maintenance
- Fully adjustable 5-cycle control delivers controlled upflow, backwash, downflow brining, slow rinse, rapid rinse, timed brine refill and downflow service
- All cycles easily adjustable; program just what’s needed with “all cycle” variable time control
Do I need a water softener?
Almost all of the water found in the U.S. is hard water. Hard water is water that is contaminated with dissolved minerals, like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, manganese, lead and limestone, that can have a negative impact on you, your household and your wallet.
Hard water produces scale. If there are stains or buildup on your sinks, bathtubs, washing machine, 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/orange 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 by increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
Water softeners eliminate the effects of hard water removing the dissolved minerals and extending the useful life of your appliances by as much as 30%. A water softener is made up of four main components: Structural tank, Fleck valve, brine tank and the media located inside the tank.
How does a water softener work?
- The body of a water softener is a tank filled with resin beads. These beads are covered with sodium ions. As hard water passes through, the resin beads act like a magnet, attracting the calcium, magnesium, iron and other hard mineral ions (hardness) in exchange for the sodium ions.
- Eventually the resin beads become saturated with mineral ions and have to be “re-charged.” This process is called regeneration, and is conducted by the control valve on the top of the unit. The control valve is the brain of the system.
- During regeneration, a strong brine solution is flushed through the resin tank, bathing the resin beads in a stream of sodium ions which replace the accumulated hardness ions.
- The brine solution, carrying the displaced hardness ions, is then flushed out of the system and out the drain line. The brine is flushed out of the system with fresh water. The regenerated resin beads can be used again and again until exhausted.