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Here is a short video explaining what a three way tap is and why you might want one to accompany your water softener installation. I Also mention the carbon
drinking water filter which is a great way to get chlorine out of the water and improve the taste of your tap water removing some heavy metals along
with insecticides to name just a few.
A tri-flow tap, otherwise known as a three-way tap, is a popular addition for
many people who enjoy the benefits of having a water softener, but who don’t
necessarily want to drink soft water.
Although it is perfectly OK to drink soft water, it’s usually down to preference
and taste. People tend to prefer drinking hard water. This is where tri-flow taps
are ideal. The way they work, is that you have one tap over the kitchen sink
which provides three options in one; hot and cold softened water, as well as
filtered, hard water. For the filtered water supply, this is linked to a filter. We
would normally recommend fitting a carbon filter as an introduction to filtered
water. This would be installed near the tap and accessible underneath your
kitchen sink or near by location. Although these can vary. In most cases the
filter cartridge will only need changing once a year. When the time comes to
change them over,you simply switch the water off and unscrew the filter,
which is recyclable, and replaceit with a new one, which is very easyto screw back in.
So a tri-flow filter tap arrangement enables you to have the best of both worlds
- hot and cold soft water for washing and cleaning, together with a continuous
supply of hard water for drinking. As an alternative to a tri-flow tap
arrangement, a separate faucet tap would be required for your drinking water
For all installation and service enquiries,
please contact SJ Water Softeners, the
number one local supplier for East & West Sussex (and parts of Hampshire)