About the BWS City Softener
The City Softener combines a chlorine removing filter and softener in one unit. The replaceable MediaGuard™ insert(1) is filled with KDF55 which removes the unpleasant chlorine taste and odor. The chlorine level in the feed water is reduced before it contacts the softening resin which removes the minerals which
make water hard.(2, 3) It’s important to remove chlorine in the first step because chlorine will oxidize the resin beads affecting the softening process and cut the life of your resin in half.
Removal of the minerals contributing to hardness is accomplished by softening the water through an ion exchange process. As water flows through the mineral tank, the dissolved minerals become attached to the resin. Over a period of time the resin will become exhausted, and the softener will regenerate using a brine solution.
When the softener backwashes, the MediaGuard™ also backwashes to extend the media life and minimize packing and added pressure drop.
Both the MediaGuard insert and softening resin can be replaced independently.