Water Softeners are used to treat what is called “hard water.” Hard water is groundwater that contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can cause a variety of issues in the home from dry skin to damaged plumbing. A water softener works to reduce the effects of these excess minerals in your home’s water.
At Aqua Solutions, we provide Butler homeowners with a range of water softener options to help improve their water quality.
How a Water Softener Works
Water softeners work by taking water from your or city water pipes and filtering it through a mineral tank. This mineral tank contains a resonated media that filters out the calcium, magnesium, and even small traces of iron from your water. Resonated media can be either plastic or resin beads that have a negative electrical charge. The negatively charged plastic or resin beads attract the positive charge of the hard particles, calcium, and magnesium, removing them from the water
Once the particles are attached to the beads, the control valve sends a mixture of water and salt from the brine tank to the resin bed. The salt removes that particles from the beads and the debris are flushed from the system.
Advanced Water Softener Technology
Water softener technology is better than ever! The technology that we use here at Aqua Solutions includes new techniques that use a significantly less amount of salt than average systems, reducing it from 10 lbs of salt per rinse down to 6 lbs of salt per rinse. This can save you a bag of salt every ten rinses! Types of water softeners we use include:
Ion exchange water softeners- These water softeners use the method we discussed above, exchanging ions, or electrically charged particles, typically substituting sodium ions for the calcium, iron, magnesium, and other hard minerals. This type requires periodic salt refills and can add small amounts of salt to your water.
Dual-tank water softeners- This water softener system uses two resin tanks, leaving one always available for use and giving time for the other tank to complete the regeneration cycle for 24-hour access to soft water. These are an excellent option for large households or homes with higher water usage.
Call Gary at Aqua Solutions today for a free water test and see if your water qualifies for a water softener system!