Hard water contains dissolved minerals in the form of calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), as well as metals such as Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Lead (Pb ), Nickel (Ni), Zinc (Zn), Lithium (Li) and others. Removal of these contaminants is accomplished by conditioning the water through a sophisticated ion exchange process. As water flows through the mineral tank, the dissolved minerals & metals become attached onto and inside the resin matrix. After a certain concentration of minerals & metals are removed the media will become saturated and require regeneration using a sodium or potassium brine solution.
Conditioning Media – Hydrolyte 525-2
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial grade strong acid conditioning (Cation) resin with a very high whole bead count, no color throw, physically hard, and is moderately chlorine resistant. Unlike conventional media, Hydrolyte 525-2 conditioning resin is designed to react with a combination of brine solution and Pur-gard or Pur-gard plus to properly purge itself of the mineral & metal content that it captures. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for long dependable life.
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a simplified electronic control timer, which electronically meters conditioned water flow to the home and makes decisions to regenerate based on water consumption, lifestyle and program settings.
These conditioner models are controlled electronically. A fully programmable microprocessor controls System Protector, Tank Fill, Percolation, Inject Pur-Gard, Ion Displacement, Soak, Inject Pur-Gard, Pulsed Vortex and return to service cycles.
A hydraulically balanced, EPDM diaphragm utilizes a composite drivetrain. All parts in the waterway are either stainless steel or composite noryl® materials for a long and reliable service life.
Resin & Brine Tanks
All models feature a non-corrosive fiberglass resin tank, with a one piece thermoplastic inner liner. The tank has a maximum working pressure of 150 psi and a working temperature up to 120°F. The tank is approved by NSF, UL, FDA, and meets WQA Standard S-100. All fiberglass tanks carry a limited lifetime warranty. An 18 x 33 inch brine tank is included as part of the system. The brine tank is a combination brine maker and salt storage vessel and is made of tough, high-density polyethylene. Larger tanks are available for extra salt storage capacity, if required.
Brine refill is automatically controlled by the computer to provide the exact amount of brine for each regeneration. The Brine System has a float and safety valve shut-off, which minimizes the chance of overflowing the brine tank. All units are equipped with an air check.
Pur-Gard & Pur-Gard Plus
A high-efficiency controlled Pur-Gard feeder & reservoir is included with this system to ensure peak performance and maximum protection from inorganic metals and minerals while maximizing system efficiency.