Here’s a quick science lesson- It is all done at the water molecule. The sodium chloride ions combine with the calcium chloride ions and get attracted and removed on the water softener resin beads. Once the resin beads are saturated with mineral ions they are re-charged in a process called regeneration. A brine solution is flushed through the resin tank. This solution, along with the calcium and magnesium ions are flushed down the drain, allowing the resin beads to be used again and again.
Water conditioning systems do not remove the dissolved minerals from your water that will collect around the fixtures of your house or business.
Next week we’ll talk about some of the benefits of installing a water softener.