FAQs

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Why Should I Use AquaTek Soft Water?

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AquaTek soft water is economical. With soft water you use less soaps and detergents. This helps save you money. AquaTek soft water is easier on dishes, clothes, and also washing machines. AquaTek soft water will extend the life of these items. Most of all, soft water is better for you. It won't dry out your skin or hair. Shaving is easier. Cleanup is easier, thus saving wear and tear on your body.

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What Is AquaTek Soft Water?

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Soft water is hard water with minerals removed through an Ion Exchange process. This Ion Exchange takes place in a water softener and thus produces softened water.

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What Is Hard Water?

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Groundwater travels through rock and soil and picks up particles of Calcium, Lime, Iron, and Magnesium. Other minerals such as Lead are found also. For most of the country, this translates to "hard water." "Hardness" refers to the amount of Calcium and Magnesium in the water and is measured in grains per gallon. According to the Water Quality Association standards any rating above 1.0 grains per gallon is considered hard.

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What Is AquaTek Bottled Water?

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AquaTek bottled water meets the United States Pharmacopoeia definition of purified water. It is purified by Particulate Filtration, Softening, Reverse Osmosis, Activated Carbon Filtration and Ozonation. The bottling process utilizes an automatic four-step automatic bottle washer that insures proper cleaning and sanitization of the bottles. Coliform bacteria, pH, and Total Dissolved Solids tests are performed daily and Heterotrophic bacteria plate counts performed weekly by an independent laboratory. Our bottled water is certified by NSF International and by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).

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What Is Bottled Water?

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Water is classified as "bottled water" if it meets all applicable federal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and is sold for human consumption. Bottled water cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free. Flavors, extracts and essences - derived from spice or fruit - can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weight of the final product. Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavor limit are classified as soft drinks, not bottled water. In addition, bottled water may be sodium-free or contain "very low" amounts of sodium. Some bottled waters contain natural or added carbonation.

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What Is A Water Softener?

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An ion exchange water softener is one of the most common tools of water treatment. It consists of three main components: The media tank, the brine tank, and the control valve.

The water softener media tank contains a treated resin. The resin has sodium ions absorbed to it as a result of a process called sulfonation and subsequent treatment with salt and sodium carbonate. Therefore, when water is passed through the resin, the calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the resin releasing sodium to make room for them. The water softener has traded the sodium ions for the calcium and magnesium ions in the water. Thus the term “ion exchange”.

The resin has a fixed capacity for this exchange and when this limit is reached, the resin is said to be exhausted and it must be recharged or regenerated. Regeneration is achieved by simply reversing the exhaustion process. Instead of passing hard water through the resin bed, a saturated salt solution is passed through exchanging the calcium and magnesium ions for sodium ions. The resins affinity for the hardness ions is overcome by concentrated brine. This process is repeated with each regeneration thus providing soft water to the user.

By utilizing an AquaTek water softener you are able to eliminate hardness and iron from your water and enjoy the benefits of soft water.