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How It Works
SCALE REDUCTION MEDIA
BY PASS VALVE
Carbon is a substance that has a long history of being used to absorb impurities and is perhaps the most powerful absorbent known to man. One pound of carbon contains a surface area of roughly 125 acres and can absorb literally thousands of different chemicals. Activated carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more attractive to chemicals and impurities.
10" x 54"Mineral Tank (Black or Blue)
MANUAL BACK WASH VALVE
Catalytic Carbon media 1.5 cu ft.
Manual Backwash Valve:
It has very few moving parts and easy to use. When you need to backwash a filter, you put in into the backwash cycle for 10 minutes, followed by a rinse of 3 minutes, and then back into the service mode. That is all there is to it ! Once a week schedule for backwashing is generally sufficient. For a more economical product and ease of use, we recommend you get this rather then opting for unit that does not backwash.
Benefits and Importance of a Backwash Cycle.
As filter operates in service mode, it collects particles in the filter bed. Also, since water's nature is to follow the path of least resistance, after a time it begins to cut channels through the medium. As channels or holes in the media bed forms, water begins to flow around rather through the medium. This process is called "channeling" and it reduces the effectiveness of the filter considerably.
The backwash is accomplished by sending the water down the riser tube from which it enters the filter tank at the bottom. The force of the water is such that it actually lifts the media bed, swirling and tossing the granular medium. The water leaves the filter tank through the control valve, which routes it through the filter's drain line. Particles that were in the bed are washed to drain.
The backwash is an intense rinsing and tossing of the medium that lasts for several minutes. In a standard residential filter, a typical backwash lasts about ten minutes.
After the backwash, initiate a "rinse" of the bed during which water flows downward through the medium, up through the distribution tube and out the drain. The purpose of this rinse is to rinse and settle the bed and prepare it for return to service flow. A regular backwash schedule maintains the efficiency of the filter, as well as providing cleaner water.
|Name||Anti-Scale Salt Free Water Conditioner 20 GPM Whole House System + Catalytic Carbon Filter Tank|
|Brand||Oceanic Water Systems|