How Often Should a Water Softener Regenerate
Regeneration is the process to clean minerals, which get clogged in beads while the ion exchange process is going on. Water Softener uses the ion exchange technology, which means sodium gets exchanged with other hard minerals from water.
Salt is used to soften your hard water, and for this process beads are used to exchange those minerals and this process gradually beads gets lots of minerals. So keeping this process smooth regeneration plays a part, regeneration after a certain time removes those minerals from beads and makes them free of other minerals and only the salt minerals, which is sodium, will remain there.
How often should a water softener regenerate?
Now the question is, how often should a water softener regenerate? The answer is different for different softeners but normally once a week this process happens. In new technology water softeners have meters where you can schedule the whole process as well via a control module. For this you can check out the manual given with the water softener.
For a smooth process, the water softener should regenerate every two to three days.
Manual Regeneration / or On Demand regeneration can be done as well, it depends on usage of water more water you use more often water softener should regenerate. In many water softeners even this process can be done on a daily basis. For scheduling this process manual is the best thing because different water softeners can vary based on GPG and other factors like technology and size of water softener.
How Long Does It Take For A Water Softener To Regenerate?
It also depends on usage and interval period of regeneration, but usually it can take less or more than 90 minutes to 120 minutes to complete this whole process. The whole process flushes the other minerals from beads and is reinvigorated with salt from the brine tank.