Posted Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

Kinetico vs Electric Systems Electric Water Softeners Non-Electric Kinetico Water Conditioners All automatic water softeners were originally electric and used a clock that measured the time the unit was in service. A mechanical device, operated by the clock, required multiple adjustments to regulate the backwash, brining, rinse and other functions necessary to clean the resin… Read more »

Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by & filed under Articles.

Are Water Softeners Necessary? Chris Knippa of Kinetico Water Softeners San Antonio specializes in installing whole house water softeners across the USA. When you live in South-Central Pennsylvania, it’s not uncommon to come across a few very common home water issues. Luxuries such as spot free glassware or soft skin are things that are virtually… Read more »

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Balanced pH in Your Pool Chris Knippa of Kinetico Water Softeners specializes in installing home water systems across the USA. For homeowners with a pool, it’s important to continue regular certified water testing to ensure a well-balanced pH level for not only hours of summer fun, but for the safety of your family. However, understanding… Read more »

Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 by & filed under FAQs.

Alkaline Water Source: Digestive Health Team If you believe the marketing materials, alkaline water can increase your energy, hydrate you better than regular water, prevent digestive issues and even slow aging. Science does not support these claims, says Beth Czerwony MS, RD, LD, a Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian. “This may be a case where you slap… Read more »

Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 by & filed under FAQs.

Staining in Your Toilet Do you have a problem with reddish-pink staining in your toilet, at the shower curtain and other moist places in the bathroom? You thought you had a water treatment system and that should take care of any water problems, right? It turns out that the reddish-pink staining does not originate in… Read more »

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Why do you need a water softener? Most of the water in US homes is hard water, meaning that it contains dissolved rock such as limestone and iron. Since municipalities are not required to filter out dissolved rock, water hardness is found in both private wells and municipal water. Dissolved rock is usually noticed as… Read more »

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by & filed under Service Tips.

Water Bacteria Sample To protect those who drink your water, you should test annually for: Total Coliform Bacteria (to ensure bacteriologically safe water) Nitrate Nitrogen (to prevent blue-baby disease) Follow the video and directions below to properly pull a water sample to be tested for bacteria.

Posted Monday, November 14th, 2011 by & filed under Service Tips.

How to Change Your Whole House Pre-Filter Printable Version Whole house filtration is designed to protect your investment and aid in the performance of your water system.  It is installed before your unit to stop sediment from entering your system.  Preventative maintenance on your pre-filter will save you time, money, and headaches if done on… Read more »

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2011 by & filed under Service Tips.

How to Use Soft Water Now that your Kinetico water system is installed, you can enjoy all the benefits of having soft water.  If you are not accustomed to soft water, here are some tips to follow to get the most benefit from your new system: Use pure soap products. Most leading brands of laundry… Read more »

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2011 by & filed under Service Tips.

Bypass a Kinetico Water Softener Please follow these instruction on bypassing your system.  This process may vary depending on the age of your unit. Keep in mind that when your system is bypassed your water may not be safe to drink and/or may cause esthetic issues. Since by-pass styles vary, yours may not be as… Read more »

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2011 by & filed under Service Tips.

Kinetico Water Softener If your salt storage tank does run out of salt, you can manually regenerate the unit after adding salt, or you can wait for it to go through regeneration automatically. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, push down firmly on the softener valve screw (Fig. 4) and slowly turn clockwise until the actuator… Read more »