This AQUAPRO water softener, which is one of the best rated water softeners, is a whole house system that's designed to eliminate hard water, as well as the scale build up. Getting the water free of calcium and magnesium ions, your household's plumbing and appliances will have their life extended.
The system of this water softener works by removing magnesium and calcium ions using the ion exchange process. To save water you can regenerate only when you need to use the water. If your water needs increase, this water softener system will regenerate more often to keep you with enough water supply. A water softener is a home appliance that uses an ion exchange process in order to remove hard minerals from the water running in your home. The hard minerals that get to be removed are calcium and magnesium. These minerals are absorbed from the earth.
There are many disadvantages of using the water with these minerals in it: it causes residue and buildup in the home appliances and pipes, the soaps and detergents don't lather well, it creates white buildup on the dishes and makes your hair and clothes look dull.
Most of the time water softening units consist of two tanks: a water tank and a brine tank. One of the tanks contains resin beads, which have an opposite electrical charge to that of calcium and magnesium. As a result, when the water flows into the tank, an ion exchange process occurs and the hard minerals are exchanged with soft ones. The soft minerals can be either sodium or potassium chloride. These minerals you need to regularly add to the water softener in order for it to regenerate.
Water treated with a water softener versus untreated hard water has many benefits: