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.

Manually Regenerating Your 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) Slowly turn clockwise until… Read more »

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 »