When Should You Change The Resin In Your Softener?
The resin of a water softener is a central part of the device. To keep your water softened, the resin beads must be changed completely every fifteen to twenty years. However, during the annual maintenance, a check of the resin level in the tank will be carried out to determine if it is necessary to add this resin to ensure proper operation.
What Is The Softener Resin For?
Installed at the water inlet point of a dwelling, the softener eliminates the lime contained in the water. The parts of our softeners, including the exchange resins, are manufactured to guarantee the best performance. Using a filtration system, resin (เร ซิ่น, which is the term in Thai) integrated into our softeners captures calcium and magnesium ions and exchanges them for sodium ions.
After passing through the softener, the water in the home is freed of the limestone it contained. When the sodium is gone, the resin is said to be saturated. To make the ion exchange system functional again, the softener starts automatic regeneration to re-inject salt. Once the regeneration is complete, the softening of the water resumes.
Maintain Your Softener Regularly
Regular maintenance of a softener is necessary for its proper functioning and makes it possible to guard against any health risk. Points to check:
- The salt level, essential for the regeneration of the resin.
Every 6 to 12 months:
- Test the hardness of the water at the inlet of the softener. If the variation is greater than 10%, the device settings must be reviewed.
- Change the filter cartridge. We can know that it is worn if it is an ocher.
Once A Year:
- Disinfect the softener to prevent the growth of bacteria.
During salt regenerations, the resin beads wear mechanically by rubbing against each other. The wear of the beads results in a reduction in their diameter, which reduces the efficiency of the ion exchange.
The installation of a water softener can be accompanied by a maintenance contract: a technician then comes once a year to check that your device is still effective.