HOW A WATER SOFTENER WORKS
Water softeners use the process of “ion exchange” to remove calcium and magnesium. Kinetico twin-tank softeners are filled with food-grade resin beads that are dosed with sodium ions. As the water passes through the tanks the resin beads attract and hold on to the magnesium and calcium minerals and “exchange” the sodium ions. This process makes the water soft.
Probably around once a day, depending on water usage, your softener will need to “regenerate” flushing off the magnesium and calcium ions on the resin beads. The non-electric water meter will tell the softener when to regenerate so no need to worry about setting meters.
All water softeners need salt to assist with the regeneration process helping to wash off the calcium and magnesium ions from the resin beads. That’s why you’ll need to replenish the salt when it gets low.
The unique Kinetico twin-tank softener means that you’ll receive continuous soft water 24 hours a day, as when the softener is regenerating one tank, you’ll still get beautiful soft water from the other. This is not the case with single-tank softeners where hard water can get into your system while the regeneration process is taking place.
DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS
Water touches practically every room in your home. Its quality affects how your water tastes and smells, the food you cook, how your skin and hair feel and even how your appliances, fixtures and plumbing look and last. There are so many ways that better water can make a difference in your life.
But did you know that filtering your drinking water is just as important as eating right? Unfiltered tap water could contain contaminants such as bacteria, pharmaceuticals, to name a few. Throughout the UK there are areas of hard and soft water, however it is important to bear in mind that, just because you live in a soft water area that you won’t benefit from pure filtered water. While within all areas of the UK, when it rains the rainwater itself is actually soft, however as it passes through limestone rich areas of the southern parts of the UK, such as Kent, Essex and Greater London, this originally soft water picks up deposits of a number of minerals, like excess calcium and magnesium.
EcoWater Evolution Water Softeners
The EcoWater Advantage
Smarter than any other - the EcoWater eVOLUTION range connects to your Wi-Fi to make management and maintenance really easy from your tablet or smartphone.
Immense reliability - with nearly 100 years experience manufacturing domestic water softeners. 95% of components are manufactured in-house in state-of-the-art facilities.
Simplicity - eVOLUTION water softeners are totally automatic and adapt to your water usage; they'll even let you know when you need to add tablet salt.
Up to 50% cheaper to run - smart technology helps them run as efficiently as possible reducing running costs compared to traditional softeners.