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Size:  33.5 KBWe go away for 3 mths during the winter and shut off the main water line to the house. How will this affect our newly purchased water softener? Should I attempt to empty the remaining water and salt out of it prior to leaving, and if so, how?? Thanks I've now attached some pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfg View Post
    We go away for 3 mths during the winter and shut off the main water line to the house. How will this affect our newly purchased water softener? Should I attempt to empty the remaining water and salt out of it prior to leaving, and if so, how?? Thanks
    Technically, there is a procedure for shutdown and start-up. For only three months, I would not worry about it other than a few minor things.

    Before you shut the water off, regenerate the softener. When you return, regenerate the softener.

    You could go through a simple sanitization when you return, but I seriously doubt that will be necessary. A softener should not be drained during this time. Protect it from freezing if that applies.

    Anyone else have any good recommendations?

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    Thanks Dittohead.

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    Maybe should unplug it, depending on the controller.

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    Agreed, it wouldnt hurt most systems. Can you post a picture of your system?

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