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The average person uses 75-100 gallons per day.
If you are unsure of the hardness, we recommend getting a hard water test strip to help you calculate your softener size. The higher the GPG the harder the water.
*Round up where applicable.
Note: If hardness is measured in mg/L or PPM divide it by 17.1 to convert to GPG. For iron levels above 3 ppm, it is highly recommended to pre-treat your water with an Iron filtration system to avoid any premature resin fouling.1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 people7 people8 people9 people10 people11 people12 people13 people14 people15 people16 people17 people18 people19 people20 people75 gallons per day per person100 gallons per day per person150 gallons per day per person200 gallons per day per person250 gallons per day per person300 gallons per day per person1 GPG2 GPG3 GPG4 GPG5 GPG6 GPG7 GPG8 GPG9 GPG10 GPG11 GPG12 GPG13 GPG14 GPG15 GPG16 GPG17 GPG18 GPG19 GPG20 GPG21 GPG22 GPG23 GPG24 GPG25 GPG26 GPG27 GPG28 GPG29 GPG30 GPG31 GPG32 GPG33 GPG34 GPG35 GPG36 GPG37 GPG38 GPG39 GPG40 GPG41 GPG42 GPG43 GPG44 GPG45 GPG46 GPG47 GPG48 GPG49 GPG50 GPG51 GPG52 GPG53 GPG54 GPG55 GPG56 GPG57 GPG58 GPG59 GPG60 GPG61 GPG62 GPG63 GPG64 GPG65 GPG66 GPG67 GPG68 GPG69 GPG70 GPG71 GPG72 GPG73 GPG74 GPG75 GPG76 GPG77 GPG78 GPG79 GPG80 GPG81 GPG82 GPG83 GPG84 GPG85 GPG86 GPG87 GPG88 GPG89 GPG90 GPG91 GPG92 GPG93 GPG94 GPG95 GPG96 GPG97 GPG98 GPG99 GPG100 GPG0.0 mg/l Iron1.0 mg/l Iron2.0 mg/l Iron3.0 mg/l Iron4.0 mg/l Iron5.0 mg/l Iron6.0 mg/l Iron7.0 mg/l Iron8.0 mg/l Iron9.0 mg/l Iron10.0 mg/l IronPipe Size: 3/4"1"1.25" or larger
Normal water flow from a water softener starts from the house to the valve. It then flows around the distributor tube and through the (yellow) resin beads and gravel (brown). Water enters from the bottom of the lower basket screen and up the distributor tube and to the house.
When the resin beads gets exhausted, the control valve will recognize it and begin a regeneration sequence. During a regeneration cycle, the water flows in the opposite direction inside the tank. This opposite flow is meant to force the water to reset the resin bed to prevent any water channels and at the same time draw brine water from the brine tank.
The brine water flows through the resin bed and recharges the resin. All the excess brine and hard water minerals released from the resin goes down the drain. Finally the brine tank refills itself to the proper levels before going into service mode.
The system then repeats everytime it recognizes either reaches a certain number of gallons (meter valve) or certain number of days (timer valve).