Softeners

Softeners are commonly used where water has high levels of calcium and magnesium.

According to the Water Quality Association: “The term hardness was originally applied to waters that were hard to wash in, referring to the soap wasting properties of hard water. Hardness prevents soap from lathering by causing the development of an insoluble curdy precipitate in the water; hardness typically causes the buildup of hardness scale (such as seen in cooking pans). Dissolved calcium and magnesium salts are primarily responsible for most scaling in pipes and water heaters and cause numerous problems in laundry, kitchen, and bath. Hardness is usually expressed in grains per gallon (or ppm) as calcium carbonate equivalent.”

Learn more about hard water

BUILDER GRADE

3000 Series Softeners – Clack Valve Platform

The 3000 series whole house softeners can accommodate  smaller and larger homes depending on the size of Clack control. The 3000 series softeners will remove hardness, iron and manganese.

Standard Features

System Advantages

Clack Valve Features

Softener Component Details - Clack

Component
IncludedComment
WQA Gold Seal Certified ResinYes8% Crosslink Purolite C-100 or Equal
NSF Certified Fiberglass TankYesNatural Color Only
NSF Certified Clack Valve 1"Yes1x60" High Flow Distributor Tube
NSF Certified Clack Valve 1.25"Yes1.25" Distributor Tube w/930 Basket
Brine Tank with Float AssemblyYesSize Varies
Bypass ValveOptionalStrongly recommended.
Adapter KitYesMust Specify with Order

Series 3000 Water Softeners Clack Valve

ModelCapacityResin (CF)Service Flow Rate (GPM)Min. Backwash Flow Rate (GPM)Brine SystemMineral Tank Size
HSO-30-WS130,00014-72.218x40 Round
with Float
9x48
HSO-45-WS145,0001.56-82.418x40 Round
with Float
10x54
HSO-60-WS160,00028318x40 Round
with Float
12x52
HSO-75-WS12575,0002.510-123.518x40 Round
with Float
13x54
HSO-90-WS12590,000311-17424x40 Round
with Float
14x65
HSO-120-WS125120,000414-21524x40 Round
with Float
16x65
HSO-150-WS125150,000518-36824x40 Round
with Float
18x65

Link to NSF for a listing of Clack certified components used for systems.

System Notes:

2000 Series Softeners – Autotrol

Standard Features

System Advantages

Autotrol Valve Features

Softener Component Details - Autotrol

Component
268/740 Series 268/760 Series Comment
WQA Gold Seal Certified ResinYesYes8% Crosslink Purolite C-100
Fiberglass TankYesYes
Natural Color Only
Autotrol Valve268268
740 Electronic Time ClockYesNo
760 Electronic Control & Mechanical MeterNoYes
1x60" High Flow Distributor TubeYesYes
Brine Tank with Float AssemblyYesYesSize Varies
Plastic Bypass ValveOptionalOptionalStrongly recommended.
Adapter Kit - Copper 1.25", 1" or 0.75"NoNoMust Specify with Order - Additional Charge
Adapter Kit -CPVC 1" or 0.75"NoNoMust Specify with Order - Additional Charge

Series 2000 Water Softeners Autotrol 740 - Electronic Time Clock

ModelCapacityResin (CF)Service Flow Rate (GPM)Min. Backwash Flow Rate (GPM)Brine SystemMineral Tank Size
HSO-23-26874023,0000.755218x35 Round/Float8x44
HSO-30-26874045,00016-72.418x35 Round/Float9x48
HSO-45-26874060,0001.56-82.418x40 Round/Float10x54
HSO-60-26874075,000283.518x40 Round/Float12x52
HSO-75-26874090,0002.510-123.518x40 Round/Float13x54

Series 2000 Water Softeners Autotrol 760 - Mechanical Meter Models

ModelCapacityResin (CF)Service Flow Rate (GPM)Min. Backwash Flow Rate (GPM)Brine SystemMineral Tank Size
HSO-23-26876023,0000.755218x35 Round/Float8x44
HSO-30-26876045,00016-72.418x35 Round/Float9x48
HSO-45-26876060,0001.56-82.418x40 Round/Float10x54
HSO-60-26876075,000283.518x40 Round/Float12x52
HSO-75-26876090,0002.510-123.518x40 Round/Float13x54

 

System Notes:

1000 Series Softeners – Fleck

The UA 1000 series whole house softeners are designed to remove hardness, iron and manganese.

Standard Features

System Advantages

Fleck Valve Features

Softener Component Details - Fleck

Component
IncludedComment
WQA Gold Seal Certified ResinYes8% Crosslink Purolite C-100 or Equal
Fiberglass TankYesNatural Color Only
Fleck 5600SXT ValveYes
1x60" High Flow Distributor TubeYes
Brine Tank with Float AssemblyYesSize Varies
Bypass ValveOptionalStrongly recommended.

Series 1000 Water Softeners Fleck 5600SXT

ModelCapacityResin (CF)Service Flow Rate (GPM)Min. Backwash Flow Rate (GPM)Brine SystemMineral Tank Size
HSO-15-56SXT15,0000.54-51.518x35 Round/Float8x35
HSO-24-56SXT24,0000.755218x35 Round/Float8x44
HSO-30-56SXT30,00016-72.418x35 Round/Float9x48
HSO-45-56SXT45,0001.56-82.418x40 Round/Float10x54
HSO-60-56SXT60,000283.518x40 Round/Float12x52

System Notes: