There are certain circumstances where you might want to bypass a Clack WS1 Water Softener, such as when filling swimming pools, hot tubs, watering the lawns etc. This is easily done by turning the two red pointers at the top back of the valve toward each other. Now, none of the household water flows through the water softener at all. Once you have finished using the raw bypassed water be sure to remember to put the water softener valve back into service so the water softener can do the job it was intended to do.
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