Algae growth in your water softener system is easily treated with chlorine, however, to prevent it from returning, it is important to take the right precautions.
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Because Borax is a precipitating water softener many of the downsides of hard water remain during usage. Calgon offers a great alternative for softening water.
Borax is a great water softener, however as a precipitating water softener and with growing concerns around health impact there are better alternatives available.
Salt mushing and bridging can wreak havoc on your water softener system, severely reducing performance or even damaging it.
Water softener salt poses no direct threat to a concrete floor or pavement. However, it can accelerate deterioration of poor quality concrete in colder conditions.
Water softener backwash has a big impact on any environment. Here are some options for reusing your water softener discharge.
Without any salt, your water softener will no longer be able to soften water. Unless your water is iron-rich this should not have any permanent consequences.
Potassium is a great substitute for sodium in your water softener system. However, despite the big benefits, the cost may not be worth it.
When storing water softener salt it is important to keep out any contaminants, here are some top tips to keep in mind when storing your salt to avoid any issues.
Due to local laws and the environmental impact, draining your water softener backwash straight into the ground is not always a viable option.
Generally, the salt concentration within the backwash is simply too high for your lawn to stay nice and green. However, the solution to pollution is dilution.
Hard water can cause a lot of problems in your home, luckily there are loads of methods available for removing hardness from your water.
Boiling water evaporates while salt does not, thus increasing the salt concentration. Other methods like freezing can be used to remove sodium from water.
Hard water causes lasting damage, a water softener prevents these damages by reducing the concentration of calcium and magnesium bicarbonate in your water.