Softening water is a very simple process,
the machine takes the calcium out of the water, once this has happened
the water is soft! The salt used in a softener does not have anything
to do with the "softening process". Resin pellets are used
to soften the water, once these pellets become clogged with calcium,
the salt is used to clean them, they are then flushed with clean water,
and are back in working order. You get more sodium from 1 soda cracker
than you would out of all the water used in a family (of 4) home over
the period of a month.
Reverse osmosis systems are used used to achieve pure drinking
water. The systems are easy to install, the only maintenance required is to change
filters, 3 annually, and one every other year.
system, used most often for people on wells, or water that is coming
directly into the house from a lake, river etc. A UV system is usually
used in conjunction with a Big Blue. The Big Blue removes suspended
particulate from the water, making the purification process a little
easier for the UV system.