Hard water is water that has high mineral content like magnesium and calcium. Staining on your sinks, tubs, showers and clothing are major indicators for water hardness. Hard water causes a higher risk of lime scale deposits in household water systems and due to this lime scale build-up, pipes are blocked and the efficiency of hot boilers and tanks is reduced thus, increasing the cost of domestic water heating by about 15 to 20%. Household machineries such as laundry machines, solar heating systems, air conditioning units and many other water-based applications are also affected by lime scale build-ups.
Water is softened or conditioned by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions. All water softeners use the same operating principle: They trade the minerals for something else, in most cases sodium. The process is called ion exchange. (Read more about Water Softening media)
With the Water Softener with Automatic Backwash by CRYSTAL QUEST, your family will have healthier skin and hair. Reduced hard water build-up also results to cleaner dishes, easier to clean tubs, showers and sinks; softer, cleaner and longer lasting clothes. The "Automatic Backwash" feature regenerates the water softeners regularly, renewing their ability to remove hardness from water. This unit has a time-initiated regeneration via an electronic controller, Fleck control valve, that can be set up when softening capacity is predicted to run out. Based on your hardness and water usage, this can be every 3-5 days or even every 1-2 weeks. Regeneration takes 30 minutes and will run water backwards through the system down the drain.
This system can also be used in commercial applications, such as Car Washes, Manufacturing and Window Cleaning where water is hard and there's a need to eliminate white spots and streaks.
3 Stage Filtration Process:
First stage, 20" sediment cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand and dirt. Also extends the life of water softeners and water filters, and prevents damage to control valves.
Second stage, Ion exchange mineral tank and brine water conditioner that contains Cation Resin Media
Third stage 20" solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.
Key Features and Benefits:
3 Stage Filtration Process
Poly Glass™ mineral tank filled with high capacity ion exchange resin.
Solid state microprocessor with LED display Electronics control valve.
Brine water mineral exchange tank.
Riser style 1" internal flow distributor.
Chrome sleeve/jacket -Polyester fiberglass tank.
Easy to replace resin media
Self-backwashing microprocessor, Fleck Control Valve, system that automatically removes the trapped contaminants within the filter bed and washes them down the drain.
Solid state microprocessor with LED display, Fleck control valve
CRYSTAL QUEST Water Softeners are: Simple, User friendly, easy to program, dependable, fully shipped with filtration media already in the tank. These are the most advanced and effective water softeners in the market. They are engineered for maximum filtration and maximum performance with minimum maintenance to deliver trouble free operation for many years with reliable service. All components are the highest quality in the industry and NSF approved.
All water softeners include the following:
10 year Warranty on resin tank and brine tank assembly
5 year Warranty on all Computer Monitored control valves