How Do Puronics Water Softeners Work?

Puronics manufactures multi-media water conditioners that soften, filter and refine your water all in one system. As the water passes through the system, it goes through several layers of filter media, each with its own purpose.

Three Types of Media

The first layer is SilverShield® HYgene®, which is activated carbon embedded with microscopic particles of silver. This reduces chlorine and chloramines, removes unpleasant tastes and odors and inhibits the growth of bacteria within the filter media bed. The second layer is the high-capacity S-759 monospheric resin, which softens the water and reduces iron and turbidity. The resin beads are uniform in size, providing higher flow rates and maximum efficiency. The third layer is silica gravel, which polishes the water, making it crystal clear.

Why Use Silver?

Silver is a natural substance that is really good at eliminating bacteria. In fact, it has been used for its antimicrobial properties for thousands of years. In the 1970s, NASA harnessed the power of silver to purify water on the Space Shuttle Orbiters. When we found that bacteria tend to flourish in water softeners, especially at the top of the filter media bed, we developed MicroSilver Bacteriostasis™ technology based on NASA’s silver ion technology. Our SilverShield® HYgene® filter media uses this technology to safely inhibit the growth of bacteria within the filter media bed.

How Does Water Softening Work?

Water softeners make use of a process known as ion exchange. Hard water is water that contains a significant amount of two minerals, calcium and magnesium. A water softener exchanges the calcium and magnesium ions present in the water for sodium or potassium ions that are attached to the resin beads. When the resin beads become saturated with calcium and magnesium, the system goes through a regeneration cycle. At this time, the calcium and magnesium ions are flushed down the drain and replaced with sodium or potassium ions, and the system is ready to soften again.

Puronics water softeners use advanced technology to deliver soft, great-tasting water throughout your home. Want to learn more? Take a look at our water softener systems or check out our other blog posts. You can also contact us to schedule a free water treatment consultation.

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