Soft Water Makes a Difference You Can See & Feel
In the Bathroom
Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer and not as dry. No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs or toilets. In the Laundry clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too.
In the Kitchen
Dishes will clean more easily, and be spot free, without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.
Throughout the House
Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why?, because water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers using hard water can wear out 30% faster.
How a Water Softener Works
Hard water passes through the media tank that contains resin beads coated with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium (or potassium) ions, thus softening the water. When the beads have trapped the hardness and need to be regenerated, the control valve charges them with brine (salt and water solution) from the brine tank. As regeneration occurs, calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are freed from the beads, replaced with sodium or potassium ions; and the system is ready to soften water again.
How the Water Softener Regeneration Process Works
There are 3 basic types of water softener controls that are used in residential applications to manage the regeneration process. The control valve will manage the frequency of recharging the resin beads that clean the water and flushing the contaminated water out of the system.
The most popular of the 3 types, computerized systems regenerate based on actual water usage. If you are away on vacation or if you have guests staying, the control will adjust accordingly. Computerized controls are programmed with grain capacity of the softener, water hardness and how many people are in the home. Since this type of unit only regenerates when necessary, it is the most efficient in salt pellet usage.
Water Treatment Solutions
Charger Water Treatment Products solutions are custom configured to meet your specific needs. A Charger Water Treatment Dealer will visit your home to conduct a water quality test and site assessment that includes:
- Fully On Demand w/ gallon counter, flow meter, timer and microprocessor
- 8% standard resin
- Distributor with lower basket
- Valve operates on one moving part: less chance of break-down
- Battery backup operating: stores information for 2 hours in case of power failure
- Down flow regeneration
- Averaging system: weekly
- Uses less than $2 worth of electricity per year
- Standard fiberglass tank and standard salt tank
- Salt efficiency
- Economical water usage during regeneration
- Brine tank float assembly
- Available sizes: 32,000 / 48,000 / 64,000 grain capacity
- Special request for larger systems available