How Water Softeners Work

A water softener works by passing hard water through a cylinder containing ion exchange resin.


Water Softener Cycles


Water Softener Softening Cycle

How water softeners work: softening Cycle


The resin consists of tiny beads that attract and retain the hardness minerals, allowing the now softened water into your household water suply


Water Softener Regeneration Cycle

How water softeners work: The Regeneration Cycle


Periodically, these resin beads are automatically cleaned and regenerated by rinsing with a small amount of brine (a salt solution).


Water Softener Rinsing Cycle

How water softeners work: The Rinsing Cycle

All this takes place automatically, all that remains for you to do is occasionally top up with salt.


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