The most effective way to deal with hard water is to use a water softener. You successfully installed a water softener and are now enjoying a "hard water"-free home, but you've noticed a decrease in water pressure.
Don't worry, you're not alone!
In some cases, the problem occurs unexpectedly and without warning, while in others, the water pressure gradually decreases over time. While your water softener system may be to blame, there are other reasons why your water pressure is low, and it is critical to rule out some of the other possibilities before taking any drastic action.
Operational pressure of industrial water softener
The operating pressure of the mineral tank and the overall industrial water softener system must be correct for optimal water softening. The operational pressure in industrial water softener units is frequently 100 psi, while the tanks operate at around 150 psi.
Netsol water employs measures to mitigate excessive pressure loss when manufacturing industrial water softener systems. Pressure loss in industrial water softener systems can be caused by deeper resin beds and different control valve sizes. Pressure drops of more than 15 psi are uncommon in Netsol Water water softener system.
Can water softener cause water pressure problems?
>Blockage of particle filter
Even though hard water is often littered with particles, many water softeners include a particle filter to trap all particles trapped in the water. If this process continues, the particles will accumulate in the filter till the path is heavily covered or blocked, resulting in low water pressure.
>Blockage of resin bed
Some of the particles filtered from the water can occasionally escape the water filter and end up in the resin bed. In some cases, the accumulation is caused by an iron build-up, and regardless of what causes it, the accumulation has the same result: it blocks the path of water flow and, as a result, reduces water pressure.
>Resin particles in supply pipe
When your resin tank is filled and not able to replace on time, it can cause the tank to break open, allowing the tank's contents to flow with the water and into the house's water supply channels. The particles will ultimately collect in a specific location in the supply pipe and cause a blockage, resulting in low water pressure, and, in extreme cases, completely stopping the flow of water.
>Undersized water softener
The size of your water softener can also affect your home's water pressure. A small water softener will not be able to produce enough water to provide high water pressure in your home, so when a small water softener is installed in an area where there is a high demand for water, the water pressure will be low. If the sizing is incorrect, the device will be unable to meet the consumption demand in the home.
>Usage of softener during regeneration
The regeneration process of a water softener is the process by which hard water is converted into soft water using the softener's salts. The process typically necessitates a high level of water pressure, and while it is in progress, it can result in low water pressure in the home.
Ways to fix low water pressure in water softener
1) Let the regeneration process be completed: If it is the regeneration process that is causing your low water pressure, you simply need to wait for it to be completed. This shouldn't be too difficult because the process only takes a few minutes, and once completed, your water pressure should be restored to normal.
2) Particle filter should be cleaned: Maintenance practises are critical in extending the life of most equipment, including water softeners. It is critical to clean or replace old/damaged particle filters on a regular basis to prevent particles from accumulating and altering your water supply, as failure to do so can have serious consequences.
3) Size of water softener should be accurate: A small water softener may have been appropriate for your home at one time, but that has changed due to an increase in population, or you installed one and discovered it is insufficient. Regardless, you'll need to upgrade to a larger unit that can handle the amount of water in your home.
4) Unblock resin bed: You can approach any blockage in your resin bed in a variety of ways, depending on the cause. Where an iron build-up is to blame, you can simply add a cleaning agent to remove the iron build-up, or you can clean the resin bed as needed.