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.
Other less common contaminants can also be reduced by this system, such as Radium, Barum, Lead and Strontium ions.
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 (fiberglass) with 10 year manufacturer warranty.
Fleck 5600 automatic backwash controller with LED display and 5 year manufacturer warranty
Easy to replace, high capacity ion exchange resin media
Self-backwashing system, Fleck Control Valve is configurable to automatically remove the trapped contaminants within the filter bed and wash them down the drain.
Media is automatically regenerated with salt (sodium or potassium for salt-free operation) providing years of hastle free operation.
CQE-WH-01123, CQE-WH-01124 , CQE-WH-01123S
Fleck 5600SXT Automatic Backwash Control Valve with LED display.
9 gpm for 1 cubic foot tank, 11 gpm for 1.5 cu.ft, 11-13 gpm for 2 cu.ft.
Poly Glass™ -Polyester fiberglass tank with Chrome sleeve/jacket cover
3/4" or 1" Stainless Steel
Riser style 1" internal flow distributor.
20" x 50" (Diameter x Height) Brine water mineral exchange tank.
Sediment pre- and carbon block post filter is recommended to be replaced every 3-6 months
NSF certified components
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:
Stainless Steel Bypass Valve
10 year Warranty on resin tank and brine tank assembly
5 year Warranty on all Computer Monitored control valves