Summit HydroSoft Salt is specifically refined and packed for water treatment. The two types of water treatment that require clean and soluble salt with low levels of chemical impurities are:
Water Softeners and Specific Ion Removal Resins
Water softening systems remove calcium and magnesium minerals from water using a plastic resin. The resin is negatively charged, attracting positively charged calcium and magnesium minerals into the resin. To recharge the resin the system is backflushed with salt brine. As it passes through the resin the high concentration of sodium in the brine displaces the calcium and magnesium is this is flushed to waste. The regenerated resin is ready for more water to pass through it. By using different resins, excess iron in water and other specific minerals can be removed in the same way. Salt that produces very clean salt brine will minimise system and maintenance costs.
In swimming pools, chlorine generators work by passing a dilute salt solution through an electrolytic cell, generating sodium hypochlorite which kills bacteria. Salt water chlorinators provide swimming pool water that is pleasant to bathers and easy to maintain. Using clean salt will reduce the level of insoluble materials entering the filter and fewer impurities will produce cleaner water.
|Specific Properties||Hydrosoft||Agsalt Coarse|
|Purity, NaCI minimum||99%||98%|
|Insoluble matter, typical||0.01%||0.015%|
|Ion Removal Resins||Yes||No|
|Swimming pool salt chlorinators||Yes||No|