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Water Softeners Explained

Frequently Asked Questions about Water Softeners 

1. What is a water softener?

A water softener is a water treatment product that reduces the hard water in your home to make everyday tasks easier and improve your drinking water. Water Depot water softeners come in a variety of sizes and price ranges.

2. What does a water softener do?

Water softeners reduces the hard water in your home to make everyday tasks easier. With softened water, less soap is required for bathing, laundry, and cleaning. Skin and hair will be less dry and clothing will be softer. Pipes, fixtures, and appliances will have less staining and scale build-up, so they can operate more efficiently and last longer. Odours, caused by minerals found in water, maybe reduced, making drinking water more enjoyable.

3. How much salt does a water softener add to the water?

A water softener uses salt, in a brine solution, to regenerate and clean the softening media. This salty solution is stored in a brine tank, separate from the water softener’s mineral tank. After the regeneration cycle, the mineral tank is automatically rinsed with fresh water. The amount of salt added to the softened water is minimal.

4. How to operate a water softener?

The operation of a home water softeners is a fairly simple process. Your Water Depot water softener will be professionally installed by one of our water treatment experts and the regeneration cycle programmed, based on a preset schedule or your home’s water demand. Periodically, the Solar Salt in the brine tank will need to be replenished. Water Depot offers Preventative Maintenance plans that will help keep your water treatment products running smoothly.

Learn more about the water softening process by reviewing a list of all our commonly asked questions. You can also stop by your local water depot for more information!