How does a softener work
Explanation of the softener system
Water passes through the internal cylinder of the softener unit where high quality resin beads collect the hard water salts. The softened water is then passed back into the system for use around the house.
After a time the resin beads become full and must be regenerated.
A brine solution is drawn up from the tank and passed over the resin beads in the cylinder. This releases the hard water salts which are then flushed away leaving the resin ready to begin its collection again.
The regeneration process is fully automatic and takes place late at night when there is no soft water requirement.