Get ready for whiter laundry, less detergent use, softer hair and skin, and completely and permanently remove unsightly scale buildup from the shower, appliances, the bathtub, and everywhere else water is used.
This aQuatell water softener features the Fleck 5600SXT valve. The "SXT" is the newest version of the renowned Fleck 5600 valve - a valve that has proven it's reliability and top-notch performance with generations of professional water softener installers. This professional grade product will soften even the most stubborn water with virtually zero maintenance.
This softener is a "metered" system - meaning that the valve is able to measure the amount of water you use, and will only initiate a regeneration when the softener is nearly exhausted. This translates to very efficient operation - less salt consumption and less water consumption compared to non-metered systems. Another great feature of the Fleck 5600SXT is the digital controller. Three push buttons on the front panel and an easy-to-read LCD panel make programming this water softener a snap. No more dials, push pins, and calculations to do. Simply program your water hardness and a few other parameters and the softener takes care of the rest. Set it and forget it!
Every water softener ships with a brine tank (the "salt" tank) and includes a safety float. Although it's very rare, if your softener tried to add too much water to the brine tank during regeneration, the safety float would stop the water flow and would prevent any water spillage. We include a bypass valve with all softeners and your choice of plumbing adapters. The bypass valve does just what it says - it allows a user to bypass the softener with the turn of two dials or a lever. Once in bypass mode the water softener can be uncoupled from the plumbing without interrupting water flow to your home.
At aQuatell, we pride ourselves on selecting only the components that bring maximum value to our customers. Whether it's the tanks, resin, screws, or any other component, rest assured that we build all of our systems with the parts and pieces that do their job well, for the least amount of cost. In short, we want you to be delighted not only with the price, but with the longterm performance of your softener. Since water softeners can be modified to work better in specific conditions, we offer a number of different product options that you can select to customize your purchase. Do you have high iron? Want your water softener to remove chlorine? Have a look at our product options and find the options you need.
How a Water Softener Works
Calcium and Magnesium compounds make water hard. The resin used inside the Fleck 5600 SXT water softener is attracted to both calcium and magnesium containing compounds. When calcium or magnesium contact a bead of water softener resin, it adheres to the resin and is trapped. In exchange for trapping the hardness compound, the resin releases a sodium particle. Eventually the resin becomes saturated with hardness particles. At this point the water softener rinses the resin with very salty water called brine. The resin releases the hardness particles which are flushed to the drain and are recharged with sodium from the brine. The resin is now ready to trap more calcium and magnesium.