Many Water Softener for consumers
Some consumers may experience hard water because the water in the area where they live is hard. Although most consumers do not have problems with hard water, people with sensitive skin or health problems may experience more discomfort over time. Smart consumers control the type of water they use at home or in the office to ensure safe, clean water for themselves and their loved ones.
The main purpose of water softener is to convert hard water into soft water. The resulting water is called soft water, which is free of unwanted salts. There are many water softeners on the market with the same functions, but they differ in shape, size, installation and treatment structure.
Water softeners typically use salts for regeneration, although salt-free devices using potassium chloride are now available to perform the same function. Salt-based water softeners are preferred because of the longer regeneration process.
There are many different types of Water Softener on the market, classified according to their function. There are manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic systems.
In a manual system, the user often has to open and close the system’s valves to control the regeneration process, also known as flushing. In semi-automatic softeners, the consumer has to press several buttons to start the regeneration, while in fully automatic models the consumer has to set a timer for the regeneration.
Another type of dehumidifier is the on-demand regenerative model, where the regeneration process is started when the need for water arises. Such softeners have two tanks: a brine tank and a softener tank. Both softening and filling take place simultaneously.
Choice based on technology
Consumers can choose between different types of Water Softener depending on the technology used. There are salt-free Water Softener that do not use salt for regeneration. There are ion exchange systems that use salt substitutes for regeneration.
There are magnetic devices with magnets that use carbonate salts to soften the water by precipitating mineral ions. Finally, there is a reverse osmosis system that incorporates a semi-permeable membrane to remove ions and contaminants.
Consumers choose the type of water softening system they want based on the different technologies available.