A brine tank is exactly what its name suggests: a plastic tank filled with brine - saturated with brine or potassium. This salty water is used when the mineral tank needs to be backwashed, removing mineral particles and restoring the negative charge to the beads so they can continue to capture more minerals.
Typically, the brine tank is filled with salt (sodium). However, problems can arise if you restrict a low-sodium diet, as small amounts of sodium are transferred into the drinking water during regeneration. Sodium also affects the bacteria in the septic system that are necessary to break down waste. For this reason, sodium saline has been banned or restricted in several states and cities, including California. 5 As an alternative, potassium can be used in brines. Potassium is considered premium and environmentally friendly, although it is a little more expensive than salt, and it will not affect your health, watershed, or the functioning of your septic system.
What does the brine tank do?
The brine tank contains a salt solution used to rinse the mineral tank, replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium. A meter on top of the mineral tank regulates the charge cycle.
Should the brine tank be filled with water?
Your brine tank should not be full: Your water softener brine tank should not be full. Even if your softener brine tank is half full, then you have a problem.
Do you put salt in the brine tank?
We recommend keeping your brine tank at least a quarter full at all times and no more than 4-6 inches from the top for optimal performance. Also, make sure the salt level is always a few inches above the water level.
What happens if your brine tank runs out of salt?
until the salt in the brine tank is used up. If you forget to top up the water softener, the water softener resin will remain saturated. This brings ion exchange to a screeching halt and allows hard water minerals to enter your pipes, fixtures and appliances.
How far is the Brine Tank from the softener?
Location of Softener Drain and Brine Tank: Place the softener near a clean working drain and connect according to local plumbing codes. The brine tank should be located within 20 feet of the softener. Drain pipes cannot exceed 36 inches in height or 20 feet in length.
How to clean brine tank?
Make a soapy mixture by pouring a few tablespoons of dish soap into 1-2 gallons of water. Pour the soap/water mixture into the brine tank and scrub the inside with a long-handled brush. Pour and rinse with water. Now pour 2-3 gallons of clean water into the brine tank with a quarter cup of household bleach.
How Often Should You Clean Your Brine Tank?
Granular salt is 99.8% clean, the cleanest salt you can buy. There are other reasons to clean the brine tank, such as salt bridges or pasty salt. It is always recommended to refill the brine tank once water is seen at the bottom of the tank.
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