Well water and many municipal water sources contain high levels of hardness, Iron, Manganese, Arsenic, H2S (rotten egg odour), and other contaminants that are both unsightly and dangerous to our health and cause mechanical failures and damage. Fortunately, they are all easy to fix.
There are so many different types of configurations, sizes, medias and resins that all have different chemical methods of treatment. However, they generally tend to share certain traits. Water enters through a control valve positioned on top of a spun fiberglass tank with a special lining to maintain purity. The water runs down through the resin or media in that tank, and then up through a tube in the middle of the tank back up to the control valve, and then off to distribution.
Some systems such as water softeners use a brine (salt) solution to regenerate the resin after a certain amount of use. This process is called "ion exchange", as the system is literally swapping salt ions for hardness minerals.
Other systems will use other types of regenerants such as oxygen from our air or different chemicals, depending on their function and the contaminants they are targeting. All systems will have periodic backwash steps to purge the system from accumulated dirt and debris, prevent the water from tunneling through the media, and if necessary add the regenerant to the tank.
Depending on the overall system design you may only need a single tank to accomplish the job or you may need multiple tanks to work properly.
Due to the high number of configuration options which have varying levels of performance based on the chemical make-up of the water, we always recommend getting a water analysis done so we can make the proper recommendation.
Using the right media filter or softener will provide you with clean, clear water.
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