Custom Order Water Softener
Choose The Resin according to the type of problem that you are having with your water supply, kindly review the specs below and choose the right resin.
Ion exchange: which resin should I choose for my water softener?
If you are researching water softener options you may have read about the different types of resin that can be used in a softening system. The ion exchange resin is the media that actually softens your water and so the quality of the resin inside your softener will in large part determine the life expectancy of the softener. So, what type of resin should you choose?
In short, we recommend using the High Capacity 8% Cross Link Resin. However, you may have already read about 10% Cross Link Resin and Fine Mesh Resin. The next few paragraphs will explain the differences between these three options and why we are recommending the 8% Cross Link.
Most water softener dealers use what is called High Capacity 8% Cross Link Resin. In our experience, this type of resin will last for about 20-25 years on city water that is not pre-softened. If you live in or other another city that pre-softens the water, the life expectancy of your resin will be longer because the resin bed isn’t being exhausted as often. In most city water situations, the 8% Cross Link Resin is going to work the best.
If you own a home with a person well, we recommend Fine Mesh Resin, which is made up of smaller resin beads than the standard High Capacity Resin. The smaller bead size means that your water will have more surface area contact with the resin and therefore the resin will be able to better remove the added minerals that are present in unfiltered well water. For the Fine Mesh Resin, you will also need an upper flow basket for your water softener so that the resin beads do not “discharge” out of the softener when it regenerates.
You may have also read about High Capacity 10% Cross Link Resin. Lately, we have had a number of homeowners wondering if they need the 10% versus the 8% cross-link. The “cross-link” refers to the bonds inside the resin bead. The 10% resin has more bonds that hold the beads together so that they will last longer. Over time, resin beads will fracture and break down into a mush-like paste. When this eventually happens, either the resin or the entire softener system needs to be replaced. In our opinion, the additional links in the 10% resin are not worth the dramatic increase in cost. You may pay up to 30-50% more for this slightly higher-grade resin, but the added value you will get may only be for a couple of years.
FEATURES/BENEFITS LCD displays the time of day Large
LCD display for simplified programming Time of day super capacitor backup for power loss
Queued regeneration is indicated by a flashing icon Easy installation with plug-in wiring harnesses
Easy electronic programming Displays the regeneration step and time remaining during regeneration Programming is stored in memory and will not be lost due to power outages
Adjustable Time of Regeneration History • Initial Setting Value System capacity and cycle step is calculated by the controller.
Day of Week or up to 99-days regeneration setting 12- volt AC operation Filter or conditioner setting in on control Calendar override
Mineral Tank w/255 Control Valve and 460 Demand Control, with By-Pass and Distributor
Time-tested Duraflow flapper provides frictionless sealing for longer service life
Fiber-reinforced polymer valve body for superior strength and durability, non-corrosive, and UV-resistant
Optical sensor for precision cycle positioning Designed with double backwash for reduced hardness leakage
Fully adjustable 5 or 8-cycle control for efficient and reliable water treatment system Continuous service flow rate of 15.5 GPM with a backwash of 6 GPM Backwash capability accommodates softener tanks up to 14" and filter up to 10" GPM in diameter
Designed for single or multiple tank systems Super capacitor for keeping time of day during a power outage
Environmental protective cover for water resistance, corrosion resistance, and UV stability
Programming stored in memory and will not be lost due to power outages History data for valve performance OPTIONS Filter or softener control valves
Fiber-reinforced polymer bypass valve Plumbing connections in .75"-1.25" NPT, BSP, and sweat
Variable reserve for increased efficiency Auxiliary switch kits Timer wall mount kits 460TC-
Three simple settings for time clock control. 460i- Three simple settings for metered control.
740- Simple economic electronic time clock control. 760- Simple economic electronic meter control.
742- Professional level time clock control with fully programmable cycle times and salt amount.
762- Professional level metered control with fully programmable cycle times and salt amount.
764- Professional level metered control with fully programmable cycle times and salt amount for multiple tank applications
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The most important is that works. I did not used it for the minimum period of time the manufacturer estimate to see results. But since did not want to wait I treated all shower heads and faucets with CLR and so far, no salt/ calcium builds up. Really happy with it
Wasn’t sure if this gizmo would help with my hard water situation. Shower door was constantly showing water spots and I was taking super short showers to avoid drying my hair and skin out.
Quality looks good. Was easy to install and has good instructions. I was a bit skeptical about plugging that power supply into 240 volts... but, I did, and it's working fine. NO SMOKE! I have always had a regular water softener but now am in a condo and there is no place to put one. I put this right before the water heater, so it's only treating the hot water. I notice a nice difference in the shower.
I have extremely hard water where I live and it leaves lime deposits all over everything. I wanted to get a water softener, but those are expensive and always leaves the water "salty" and unfit to drink. I did some looking and found this unit. I bought 2, one for home and one for my ice maker at work. Both seem to do a pretty good job, although there are still signs of limescale, it is not nearly as bad as it used to be, so I will give this a 4 out of 5, just because, it's not a perfect solution, but it's a lot better than what I had before.