Water Softening Salt

Water Softening Salt

IWE Softening salt is produced from pure dried vacuum salt, analytically monitored for purity and consistency. It is compacted, crushed and sieved to create the optimum granular size and characteristics that give the salt its major advantages over other water softening salts.

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Water softening explained.

Most people call water "hard" when it contains a lot of calcium or magnesium dissolved in it. Hard water creates several issues:

It can cause "scale" to form on the inside of pipes, water heating units, tea pots, irons etc. This magnesium and calcium precipitate out of the water as well as stick to things. The scale does not conduct heat and in addition it decreases the flow through pipes. Ultimately, pipes may become completely clogged.

Hard Water reacts with cleaning soap to create sticky scum, and also lowers the soap's capability to lather. Considering the fact that almost everyone likes to bathe using soap, hard water makes a bath or showering much less productive.

The treatment for hard water is either to filter the water through distillation or reverse osmosis to take out the calcium and magnesium, or or employ a water conditioner. Filtration can be incredibly expensive to use for all water in a household, therefore a water softener is usually a less costly remedy.

The reasoning behind behind a water softener is very simple. The calcium and magnesium ions within the water can be replaced with sodium ions. Because sodium does not precipitate out inside plumbing or even react poorly with detergent, all of the issues of hard water are eliminated.

To accomplish the actual ion substitution, the water in the house works through a bed of small plastic beads or through a chemical matrix referred to as zeolite. The actual beads or zeolite are protected with sodium ions.

As the water passes through the sodium ions, they exchange places with the magnesium and calcium ions. Eventually, the beads or zeolite contain nothing but calcium and magnesium and no sodium, at this point they will stop softening the water. It's then time to regenerate the beads or zeolite.

Regeneration involves soaking the actual beads or zeolite in a stream of sodium ions. Salt is sodium chloride, so the water softener mixes up an exceptionally strong brine solution and gets rid of it through the zeolite or beads (this is the reason why you load up a water conditioner with salt). The strong brine displaces all of the magnesium and calcium which has accumulated in the zeolite or beads and replaces it once again with sodium. The remaining brine and also the entire calcium and magnesium will be disguarded through a drain tube.