Everwell – Professional Series Water Treatment Systems eliminate the effects of hard water by removing the calcium and magnesium found there. Water is treated at the point of entry to the home, extending the useful life of water heaters, coffee makers, humidifiers, and household plumbing by 30%.
If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs, if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair, or if your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water.
If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of major appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers. Scale deposits cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, but they also cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
Conditioned Water Makes a Difference You Can See and Feel
In the Bathroom
Soap and shampoo will lather better. Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer, and not as dry. There are no soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs, or toilets.
In the Laundry
Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter, and brighter. Plus, they will last longer. Using soft water increases the life of clothing, towels, and linens by up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer, too.
In the Kitchen
Dishes will clean more efficiently, and spot-free without the film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water.
Throughout the House
Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers can wear out 30% faster using hard water.
How a Water System Works
The hard water passes through the media tank that contains resin beads coated with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium (or potassium) ions, thus softening the water.
When the beads have trapped the hardness and need to be regenerated, the control valve charges them with brine(salt and water solution) from the brine tank. As regeneration occurs, calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are freed from the beads and washed down the drain. These ions are replaced with sodium or potassium ions, and the system is ready to soften water again.
How the Water System Regeneration Process Works
Three basic water softener controls are used in residential applications to manage the regeneration process. The control valve will manage the frequency of recharging the resin beads that clean the water and flush the contaminated water out of the system.
The most popular of the three types, computerized systems regenerate based on actual water usage. If you are away on vacation or have guests staying, the control will adjust accordingly. Automated rules are programmed with the grain capacity of the softener, water hardness, and how many people are in the home. Since this type of unit only regenerates when necessary, it has the most efficient salt pellet usage.
This type of system regenerates based on a time clock. The control is set to run at a predetermined time, regardless of the actual amount of water that has run through the system. Timer-controlled systems tend to be less costly than computerized ones. However, salt usage tends to be higher, and there may be times when unsoftened water is delivered due to higher than expected demand.
Although rare, there are some applications where a manually controlled system is needed. Manual systems use a lever control valve that regenerates when needed. An example of a manual control application is when a permanent drain is unavailable, and a hose is temporarily used for flushing the wastewater. It’s best to oversize the system in this case so that the system doesn’t need to be regenerated as often.
Water Treatment Solutions
Everwell's water treatment solutions are custom configured to meet your specific needs. An Everwell Water Technician will visit your home to conduct a water quality test and site assessment that includes:
- Testing Water Quality for Hardness (calcium & magnesium), Iron, Hydrogen Sulfide (H₂S), and Acidity (pH).
- Assessing the results of water tested by an independent laboratory for microbial, organic, inorganic, or mineral contamination.
- Performing a visual inspection of the home's plumbing and water-consuming fixtures and appliances.
- Determine your average water demand based on the number of people in the home and water-consuming fixtures and appliances. Your water utility bill showing cu/ft used for the prior three months can also be used to determine your average water demand.
Your Water Treatment Professional will analyze the test results and recommend the type and size of equipment that will best take care of your water quality problems and fit your lifestyle. Depending on the test results, additional equipment such as Iron & H₂S Filters, Whole House Filters, Scale Control Devices, or Point-of-Use Systems may also be recommended.