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 Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

“Probably the number one question arising during a discussion of water softening is that of the “sodium” issue. It is greatly misunderstood due to all the bad press about too much salt (sodium) in the average American’s diet today. Various studies contradict one another on the actual health impact of sodium in the diet. We… Read more »

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

“Home water softeners, which periodically generate a backwash that is high in sodium, magnesium, and calcium concentrations, can affect wastewater treatment processes and the composition and structure of the infiltration field biomat and the underlying soil. However, attempts to predict whether impacts will occur and to estimate their severity are difficult and often inconclusive. Water… Read more »

Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

Sulfur in Well Water Sulfur is not regulated as a primary drinking-water contaminant, so there is no official level of sulfur that represents a threshold between healthy and unhealthy concentrations.  Sulfur gases in water are actually a compound of sulfur, called hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is sometimes present in well water. A few tenths… Read more »

Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

Safe Water Safe water means water that will not harm you if you come in contact with it. The most common use of this term applies to drinking water, but it could also apply to water for swimming or other uses. To be safe, the water must have sufficiently low concentrations of harmful contaminants to… Read more »

Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

A basic introduction to natural filtering of water can be found on-line at the USGS “Water Science for Schools” website. The address for the site’s ground-water-quality page is: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwquality.html Natural filtering is a big topic. Some filtering takes place when water flows over the ground, such as when muddy water from a plowed field or… Read more »

Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

This seems like a pretty straightforward question, but there are some interesting issues that come up in making a response. First, the words "pure" and "natural" don't really mean the same thing. Pure water is a kind of theoretical concept, it means water that has nothing in it except H2O (hydrogen and oxygen). Absolutely pure… Read more »