Why do I need a water softener?

Water Treatment 4.7.2012

As rain water filters through the ground into the aquifer, it picks up certain minerals from the soil and rocks, such as magnesium and calcium. So why do I need to remove these minerals? They can be harmful to the plumbing and plumbing fixtures in your home. As this water passes through your home’s water…

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How much salt should my softener use?

Water Treatment 4.7.2012

This is a tricky question. Usually softeners are set to use between 9 and 15 pounds of salt per regeneration. Given the fact that all softeners have a finite capacity for removing the hardness from your water, they must regenerate periodically in order to continue softening your water. The amount of salt that your specific…

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