|Posted by hj on April 22, 2002 at 22:46:55:|
|In response to Re: Sodium vs Potassium Chloride in softeners|
The sodium is used to regenerate the resin bed. During the softening process the calcium ions in the water are replaced with sodium ions, so to answer your question, the amount of sodium is in direct relationship to the hardness of the water.
: When used is a septic system is there any advantage of one over the other? Our piping to the septic tank is copper. I've never used a softener before, does anyone have any idea as to the actual amount of sodium introduced into the water via a softener? I would suspect it is minimal as it is only being used for regeneration.
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