Hard water can strain your home, your skin, and your wallet. Water softeners counteract these effects by creating better water quality, extending the life of the device and at the same time improving the look and feel of you and your home.
Soft water leads to the following:
-No embarrassing stains or hard water on bathtubs and showers
-Faster and easier household cleaning
-There is little dirt on the dishes and glasses
-Reduction of energy cost (improvement of efficiency of water heater)
-Foam improves with up to 50% less soap, whiter, lighter and softer clothes
-Long life of water-consuming devices
-Smoother and softer skin
How to work Salt Water Softener?
One of the biggest misconceptions about water softeners is that salt softens the water. It is the thousands of small resin beads in the tank that actually soften the water, filtering out hard water chemicals. The salt is used to clean the resin beads during the regeneration cycle, so the system continuously removes hardness from the water supply.
The breakdown of the mechanism of the water softening process is as follows:
Hard water enters the house through the main water pipe or well and is sent to the water softener. The resin beads in the tank attract and retain minerals from hard water and remove them from the water. Soft water leaves the tank and flows into the plumbing throughout the house.
Chemistry of regeneration
During the softening cycle, the sodium on the resin beads is replaced with hard water minerals in the water. After a while, the minerals need to be removed from the resin beads and "charged" so that they can be attracted to and continue to be collected from the hard water.
This is the water softener regeneration cycle, which is why people add salt to the water softener. The general procedure for regenerating a water softener is as follows:
Adding salt to the softener produces a strong salt water. The brine solution flows through the resin tank, rinses the beads and replaces the accumulated hard water minerals with new sodium. This is known as the backwash cycle of the water softener. Brine solution and minerals in hard water are flushed from the tank to a nearby drain.
The resin beads have been updated and are ready to collect hard water minerals again. The regeneration cycle time of the water softener is about 2 hours. It is not recommended to use water during the regeneration of the water softener. This is because hard water can fill the water heater and accumulate in the device.
All Netsol water softeners use on-demand playback with salt-saving technology, so the system is charged only when needed, saving salt and water. This eliminates the need to manually regenerate the water softener. Instead of calculating how often the water softener regenerates, you can set it and forget about it and enjoy the soft water as expected every day.