Water Conditioner 101 for Residents of Tampa, FL
Many people who live in Tampa, Florida, own a water conditioner. That’s because, according to data published by the city, the water that people in this part of the state use at home is especially hard. Drawn primarily from the Hillsborough River, Tampa’s residential water supply contains dissolved minerals in the amount of about 140 to 300 parts per million*. Practically speaking, if you live locally and don’t own a water conditioner, then you probably contend with various hard water-related problems at home. These can range from clogged pipes and limescale formation to scratchy clothing fibers and premature breakdown of certain appliances, like your water heater.
The water conditioner that you buy for your home in Tampa, FL, to combat these problems will use a process called ion exchange to soften water. One tank will be filled with small, negatively charged polystyrene beads called resin. When hard water passes through this tank, the positively charged minerals that the water contains will cling to the beads. Then, a highly concentrated salt water solution flushes the minerals off the beads and sends them down the drain. A holding tank holds the softened water until it is required for use anywhere in the home.
For more information, contact Florida Energy Water & Air. Our company is the only authorized RainSoft water conditioner
dealer in the Tampa, FL, area. All RainSoft water conditioning systems are ruggedly constructed and backed by one of the best warranties in the industry.
*One ppm is equivalent to one milligram of something per liter of water (mg/l).