Ampac - Model AP1000S - Ion Exchange Water Softener System
Water Softeners reduce the levels of 'hardness' minerals, calcium and magnesium preventing Lime Scale in your water supply. Small amounts (up to 3ppm) of iron can also be eliminated with these softeners. Higher amounts of iron may also be treated with Iron Manganese Whole House Filters (Related Products). Ion Exchange Water Softener AP1000S. Fleck 5600 Econominder 32,000 Grain Water Softener. This system comes with 9'x48' resin tank, 1 cubic foot of Hi-Cap cation resin, ¾' riser tube, Fleck 5600 control valve with 3/4' or 1' inlet/outlet Noryl Yoke,18'x33' brine tank with float assembly and safety overflow, brine tank to valve tubing. The floor space required is 28x16x56.
The Fleck 5600 Valve 32,000 Grain Water Softener System.
- 32,000 grain (9'x48') mineral tank
- 1 cubic foot of high capacity resin
- Stainless Steel Jacket
- Riser style 3/4' distributor
- Clack WS1 Digital Control Valve
- Dimensions: 26x15x62
- 12.0 gallon-per-minute flow rate
- Weight: 110 pounds
- Optional Tank Jackets available
- Choice of brine tank sizes
- Standard 3/4' bypass included
An ion exchanger is used to soften water and prevent limescale. Negatively charged resin is flooded with sodium ions from a brine tank. The sodium ions have a weak positive charge, so attach themselves to the resin. When hard water is run through the resin, the strongly positive calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the resin, displacing the sodium ions, which replace them in the water.
The water supply to a house is pumped through a bed of small plastic resin beads, or a highly porous mineral called zeolite. A zeolite's tiny pores provide a huge surface area on to which sodium ions (from salt) can stick. As the water flows past the sodium ions, they swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions, thereby softening the water.