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How Much Salt Should be in Your Water Softener

How Much Salt Should be in Your Water Softener

How Much Salt Should be in Your Water Softener Please share this video    • How Much Salt Sho...   For more great information about water treatment, subscribe!    / waterstoremidland   Follow me https://www.facebook.com/TheWaterFilt... https://twitter.com/FilterEstore https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-... or email info@TheWaterFilterEstore.com or info@TheWaterStoreMidland.com Check out our online store at https//www.TheWaterFilterEstore.com or our full service store in Midland, Ontario at https//www.TheWaterStoreMidland.com How Much Salt Should be in Your Water Softener It might seem obvious to some, but I often hear that there is confusion about how much salt should be in your water softener brine tank, especially families who have experienced a salt clog from over filling their brine tank. The short answer is that the salt level should be higher than the water level for the water softener to perform as designed, but there is more to it than just that. Also, what if your water softener is a "pre fill" model where there is no water in the brine tank after regeneration? Like a lot of things the real answer to how much salt is, "it depends". First you should review my video "How Does a Water Softener Work". Since a water softener sucks out all of the brine (water absorbed salt solution) during the regeneration process, the water must actually be touching the salt to absorb it. So if your water level is above the salt level the water above the salt will not absorb the amount of salt that was intended and you will not regenerate the media fully during the regeneration cycle resulting in hard water for your family. So does this mean you should always keep the brine tank full of salt? No! Since water softeners are very efficient and just about all of them are metered, they use far less salt than ever before, especially high efficiency models like the Aquamaster water softeners. The best water softener salts on the market right now are the ones that are very pure like Windsor System Saver Salt which although it works great, if it does not turn over often enough, it will bind together or clog because there is no dirt to keep the salt from forming clogs. Also, since the water softener's salt usage fully depends on how much water you use (less people = less water usage) and the level of your family's water hardness you can cause yourself considerable grief by keeping it too full, if you're a small family and or your hardness level is relatively low. Compounding this issue is that most water softener brine tanks are too large for the average family application. So what's the bottom line? If your family is relatively small (3 people or less) and your water is not extremely hard (20 gpg or higher) keep your brine tank no more than 1/2 full. Larger families can go up to 3/4 full but no one (other than a commercial application) should keep their brine tanks 100% full. Please share this video    • How Much Salt Sho...   For more great information about water treatment, subscribe!    / waterstoremidland   Follow me https://www.facebook.com/TheWaterFilt... https://twitter.com/FilterEstore https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-... or email info@TheWaterFilterEstore.com or info@TheWaterStoreMidland.com LOVE GARY THE WATER GUY AND WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER FILTRATION FOR YOUR FAMILY? HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS! 1) Sign up to keep in touch with Gary! https://mailchi.mp/waterestore.com/su... 2) LET’S CONNECT! https://www.facebook.com/WaterEstore/ https://twitter.com/WaterEstore https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-... https://www.instagram.com/Water_Estore/ https://www.instagram.com/WaterStoreM... 3) CONTACT! info@WaterEstore.com or info@WaterStoreMidland.com 4) SHOP! Midland https://www.WaterStoreMidland.com Canada https://www.WaterEstore.ca USA https://www.WaterEstore.com