would this work?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by joe34, May 20, 2015.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    10
    I have have really hard water where I am it's 470 straight out of the tap.

    I was thinking about buying another di vessel filling it up with the salt you use to soften water and run the water through it before it goes through filters ro and resin .

    Would the salt soften it alot more before I put it through ? As the ro don't last much more than year where I am
     
    Advertisement
  2. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    736
    At your water quality a softener is a good idea.

    However a softener isn't actually what it appears. It isn't actually a softener. The water coming out the other end of the softener will still be 470ppm.

    What the water softener does is to remove the calcium and magnesium ions in your water and replace them with sodium ions. Sodium ions are a lot less aggressive on r/o membranes than calcium and magnesium.

    It is recommended to get a good automatic softener.
     
  3. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    10
    Do you think it would make the ro last longer?
     
  4. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    736
    Yes!

     
Advertisement