Softening Water is a 4-step process.
- 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 and
magnesium 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 call regeneration,
and is conducted by the control valve on the top of the tank. The control
calve 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 calcium and magnesium ions
- The brine solution, carrying the displaced calcium and
magnesium ions, is then flushed down the drain by fresh water. The
regenerated resin beads cam be used again and again.
FYI: Hard water measures from 1 gpg to well in excess of
100 gpg. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends using water not
exceeding 7 gpg.
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