Hard water enters the water softener system.As it passes through the resin inside the tank,the hard water minerals are attractedto the resin and the water is softened to service the home.
When the resin becomes saturated with hard water minerals, the water softener system goes automatically into regeneration. This is the process that frees the resin of hard water minerals, making it ready to soften the water again. Brine water is drawn into the tank and rinses the hard water minerals off the resin and down the drain. Once the resin is free of hard water minerals, fresh water rinses the remaining brine water out of the system leaving the system ready for service.
Key to the exceptional quality and performance of a water softener with a Fleck 5600 control valve is the proven piston-seal-spacer technology. This technology features a hydraulically balanced, Teflon-coated piston with a seal and spacer to effectively control service flow and regeneration. With only one moving part, the self-cleaning piston undergoes less wear and tear over time. The end result? A highly durable water softener with unsurpassed performance. Fleck’s technology is so reliable, one water softener was recently found in perfect working condition after 38 years.
The 5600 control valve has been engineered and tested to withstand the equivalentof 27 years of uninterrupted daily use.