To cleanse the beads in the mineral tank or water softener, the water conditioner uses a process often called regrowth, which includes three cycles: backwash, recharge, as well as rinse. This procedure happens every few days and generally is started in the center of the evening.
- Backwash: Regeneration starts with a backwash cycle in which the shutoff turns around the water circulation in the container and flushes the tank of particles. These particles are after that removed through the drain attached to the metropolitan sewer system or septic tank.
- Charge or regeneration: In the recharge cycle, the salty remedy is pumped from the brine tank into the mineral storage tank. The highly concentrated salt remedy requires the magnesium and calcium off the beads, and the mineral-rich salty water is then cleared out of the tank, as well as down the tubes.
- Rinse: The mineral container is then filled and rinsed with water, the regeneration process is halted, and the water softening procedure repeats itself.
In the newly regenerated mineral storage tank, the beads are currently covered with salt or potassium supplied by the saltwater tank. As added difficult water goes into the mineral container, the positively billed calcium and magnesium in the water are brought in to the plastic grains, replacing the salt on the beads. This small amount of salt displaced from the grains comes to be put on hold in the water and proceed right into the house water supply. This percentage of salt in the water is generally not trouble, with the exception of people who have rigorous limitations on salt.
When the beads again become saturated with hard-water calcium and magnesium, the control valve begins a new regrowth cycle and flushes the hard-water minerals down the tubes once more. This recurring cycle continues as long as the brine tank is kept equipped with salt or potassium pellets.