How Does Polyphosphate Work?

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How Does A Water Softener Work?

Basically, a salt-based water softener works to remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium from water through a process called “ion exchange.” This process “softens” hard water by substituting the hardness minerals (calcium and magnesium) with sodium chloride (salt).  

Here’s a quick overview of the process:

  • The hard water enters the water softener.
  • Tiny beads (containing sodium) in the resin bed attract the hard water minerals, removing them from the water and onto the resin bed.
  • Soft water enters your home with none of those hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium
  • When the resin beads are full of hard water minerals, it’s time for the regeneration process.
  • During regeneration, the brine is pumped through the resin tank.
  • The brine solution and the hard water minerals are flushed from the tank into a nearby drain or for reuse before the softening process starts again.

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Polyphosphate Beads

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There are several methods to reduce Hardness in your house but only Two are reliable. removal of scale reduction

One is the Salt Method  The other is the Polyphosphate Method.   

Water can be adversely affected by Heavy mineral content.  Iron, manganese, and calcium found in groundwater and surface water supplies have the potential to oxidize and create aesthetic and Physical Damage to Homes. In the presence of chlorine, elevated pH, and extreme temperatures (hot water heaters, dishwashers, etc.) iron and manganese precipitate to form Calcium Deposits in Home Appliances.  These deposits develop in running water that can lower pressure in pipes, increase chlorine demand and result in red water or black water at the customer's tap. In addition, calcium precipitates form cloudy water and scale on customer fixtures.
Better Water Warehouse carries a complete line of sodium and potassium-based phosphate blends that sequester high levels of minerals (Fe, Mn, Ca). The polyphosphate blends create a ring-like structure around the molecule to create compounds that are resistant to oxidation and precipitation. The polyphosphate blends utilize long-chain threshold treatment technology to create extremely stable blends to keep minerals in solution over longer periods of time and in a variety of water quality conditions. The use of polyphosphate blends eliminates red/brown water, cleans existing tuberculation, improves flow, and minimizes scale formation in distribution systems. Additional benefits include improved disinfection (lower chlorine demand), effective corrosion control at lower pH levels, and improved flushing programs.  

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Scale Reduction/Hardness Removal of Scale Reduction

Glass Beads are put into this Blue Cartridge. The water flows through this cartridge and the beads dose the water so Calcium, Magnesium does not stick to any appliances and Home Pipes. It a very simple and cost-effective to prevent Calcium deposits.


Depending on Water usage we have seen the 
​Polyphosphate to work over 2 years.

The replacement Beads are very inexpensive.

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For this process, you must have a Resin tank and a Brine tank. There are several sizes to choose from.

Click Here for more info on Softeners If another tank is included it would likely be a Carbon Filter Tank for filtering Chlorine, for example, since a softener only takes care of Hardness not Filtering your water

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