If you have water hardness in Bemidji, MN, a water softener from Kinetico is just what you need. An Aquarius Water Conditioning expert can install it in no time. We also have some information on how to refill a critical component known as the brine tank. Here are some easy-to-follow tips on how to do just that.
Step 1: Determine the Type of Salt to Use
There are a variety of different types of salt that can be used in a water softening system, including rock salt, solar salt and evaporated salt. The type of salt that you should use will depend on the type of water softening system that you have and the hardness of your water.
Rock salt is the least expensive type of salt, but it can contain impurities that can clog the system. Please don’t use it in your Kinetico system. Solar salt is a bit more expensive than rock salt, but it is typically purer and can be used in most water softening systems. Evaporated salt is the most expensive type of salt, but it is the purest and can be used in even the most sensitive water softening systems.
Step 2: Check the Water Level in the Brine Tank
Before adding salt to your brine tank, it’s important to check the water level to make sure that it is at the right level. The water level should be about half to two-thirds full.
Step 3: Add Salt to the Brine Tank
Once you have determined the type of salt to use and have checked the water level in the brine tank, it’s time to add salt.
It’s important to note that you should never fill the brine tank all the way to the top with salt. This can cause the salt to clump together and form a solid mass that can clog the system. Instead, aim to fill the tank about two-thirds of the way full.
Step 4: Check the Salt Level
After adding salt to the brine tank, it’s a good idea to check the salt level to make sure that it is at the right level. The salt level should be about 3-4 inches above the water level in the tank.
If the salt level is too low, add more salt to the tank. If the salt level is too high, you can either remove some of the salt or wait for the system to use up some of the salt before adding more.
Step 5: Run a Regeneration Cycle
Run a regeneration cycle to ensure that the system is working properly. The regeneration cycle is the process by which the system removes the minerals that cause water hardness and replaces them with sodium ions from the salt.
To run a regeneration cycle, consult the owner’s manual for your water softening system. In general, you will need to turn off the water supply to the system, initiate the regeneration cycle, and wait for the cycle to complete before turning the water supply back on.
Wrapping it Up
Adding salt to your brine tank is a simple process that can help to ensure that your water softening system is working properly. By following these simple steps, you can add salt to your brine tank and keep your system working efficiently and effectively. If you have any questions or concerns about adding salt to your brine tank, be sure to consult the owner’s manual for your water softening system or contact a professional for assistance.
Learn more about how a Kinetico softener from Aquarius Water Conditioning can eliminate water hardness in Bemidji, MN, by contacting us online or calling 888-741-9025.