Does A Water Softener Filter Your Water?
Does a water softener filter your water? The simple answer is no. Our plumbers get this question very often and most people think a water softener is a filter and also filters contaminants from their water supply, but this is not the case, water softeners have a separate brine tank that uses salt to create this brine solution. In normal operation, hard water moves into the resin tank and the calcium and magnesium ions move to the beads, replacing sodium ions. Which basically means the calcium and magnesium which cause hard water are replaced with salt ions so there is no filtering of the water. The best water treatment system is to have your Apopka plumber install a filtration system first and then install the water softener after. By installing it this way it will prolong the life of your water softener and will also filter your home from harmful contaminants. So if … Continued