Water Softening

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  1. How much does a water softener cost? How much does a water softener cost to operate? Some softeners are more efficient than others and as a result the costs do differ. There are timered softeners and on demand (metered) softeners available. The on demand systems produces soft water up to 40% more efficiently over timered systems per pound of salt. Generally water softener costs ...
  2. Can I filter iron out of my water with a separate filter inside my water softener? No. Iron removal with a water softener can only be performed properly by ion exchange up to about 5ppm with special fine mesh resin as a general rule. Some companies install a separate cheap filter section inside their water softeners and claim that their system is a softener/filter. We have ...
  3. Where should a water softener be installed? The ideal location for a water softener to be installed is close the where the water supply enters the home. All outside water should remain un-softened.
  4. When does a water softener resin need to be replaced? When the water does not become soft enough, one should first consider some adjustment. Resin manufacturers say that resin loss of 2.5 to 5% due to attrition can be expected. This means that a water softener that is 10 years old will be about 25 to 50% less efficient. Your water softener should ...
  5. Can I use softened water to fill my swimming pool? Swimming pools should be filled with water that contains between 200 and 250ppm (12 to 15GPG) of hardness. If iron is present in the water supply it should be filtered out prior to swimming pool supply.

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