Water softeners are used to remove hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Special resins can be used to also address iron and manganese issues. Water conditioners do not remove hardness minerals. But instead, conditioners change the state of the minerals so they will not form hard scale. The advantage of these systems is that they do not use electricity, salt, not require a regeneration process that waste water. Anion exchange can be used to address tannins (water discoloration) or to lower the pH of water. Anion specific resins are also used to address nitrate and sulfate issues. Salt is used to clean and recharge the resin.
Many water supplies contain hardness minerals (calcium and magnesium), iron, rust, and sediment. These minerals form a scale and create problems in water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, coffee makers, humidifiers and plumbing systems. Nelsen water conditioners and drinking water systems are designed to reduce these unwanted contaminants providing your family with a refreshing difference, saving you money now and in the years ahead.