Water Softeners

The performance of a water softener is dependent on two key components; a resin bed that cleans the water and precision equipment that cleans the resin. The two most significant elements that differentiate one softener from another is the volume of resin and the type of control valve.  

The resin tank: contains media called resin. The resin attracts and collects minerals from hard water. Once the resin is saturated with hardness minerals it must be cleaned and regenerated. Once regenerated, the resin is ready to remove more minerals from the water. 

The control valve: routes the water flow through the system and controls the operating cycle. Hard water passes through the resin bed to become soft. During regeneration, water flow is reversed to clean the resin bed. Brine is pulled in and then rinsed out to regenerate the resin, preparing it to soften more water. The brine tank is then refilled with fresh water for future cycles.  

The brine tank: stores salt and water to make brine which is used for regenerating the resin. Resin can be regenerated with sodium from salt or potassium from potassium chloride.

 

Product Information

The following water softener systems are products typically used in a home or residential property. Only the products needed to correct your water problems would be used, and that an entirely different product may be used that would be of more value to your home and finances. Each link opens an Adobe PDF document which highlights the selected product.

Hellenbrand 5.0 - Water Conditioning

Hellenbrand 6.0 - Water Conditioning

Hellenbrand ProMate 6.0 DMT - Eliminates Hard Water, Chlorine and other harmful substances

Hellenbrand ProMate 6.5 - Water Conditioning

Hellenbrand H-100 Series - Water Softener

Hellenbrand WaterMate 3.2 - Water Softener

Hellenbrand E3 - Water Softener

Coconut Shell-High Activated Carbon