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Need to Replace Old Kinetico Softener

Air Charger Iron Filter + Cutaway

Some customers recently asked us what to do about iron, suspended solids, and hardness in their water.  Fortunately, these are common problems for which there are many available remedies.  We recommend an Air Charger Iron Filter and Softener because they are simple to operate, require little maintenance and are fully automatic.

Here is more information about these systems:

Air Charger Iron Filters

An excellent, long-lasting and highly effective iron filter is the Air Charger Iron Filter.  This iron filter uses natural air to oxidize the iron and remove odors and does not require any chemicals.

Air Charger Iron Filter 2510-AIO 1.5 CF (click picture for more info)

We guarantee these systems with a 6 month money-back guarantee, and have had great results and feedback from our customers over the years.

This type of iron filter maintains an “air pocket” in the top of the tank while the system is in service.  When the iron filter is backwashed, air is drawn in creating a pocket of air at the top of the tank. As water enters the iron filter it passes through this layer of air, and the air is diffused into the water.

Air charge iron filters can remove up to 8 ppm Hydrogen Sulfide and up to 7 ppm Iron. A daily backwash will remove accumulated iron and replenish the filter media bed. The regeneration process also adds a fresh air pocket to the system.

These iron filter systems come equipped with a Fleck 2510SXT air injection control head that automatically backwashes the system daily to clean the media and flush everything down the drain. By utilizing a patented piston in the control valve, the iron filter is able to put the whole oxidation process inside one tank, minimizing downtime and maintenance costs.

Softener 7000-SXT

Enjoy scale-free fixtures and appliances with soft water.  No more dry skin or dry hair caused by excess minerals in the water!  Save money by using less soap and laundry detergent and extend the life of your water heater, appliances, and clothes with soft conditioned water from the Fleck 7000-SXT on-demand softener.

Softener 7000-SXT Meter 48K Grain (click picture for more info)

Well designed and reliable, the Fleck 7000SXT Electronic Meter-Demand Valve provides larger 1-1/4″ internal ports for the best flow rates and least pressure drop, making this valve perfect for use in larger homes with 1″, 1-1/4″, or even 1-1/2″ plumbing.  No matter what size home you have, there is less pressure drop through this softener than other residential softeners.

The new 7000-SXT softener uses less salt by monitoring the amount of water used in the house and regenerating only when necessary.  The system keeps time electronically, so the drive motor only runs during regeneration, saving energy and lasting longer than other softeners with standard timer motors; also, if there is a power failure it can keep the correct time up to 48 hours.

Flow Diagram

Here is a diagram of a typical installation. These systems are designed to be easily installed by any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing:

Typical installation of an iron filter + water softener, designed to be easily installed by any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing
Typical installation of an iron filter + water softener (click to enlarge)

Don't forget you can send any questions  about your water or water system to [email protected].

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