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WATER SOFTENER START-UP
1D. SANITIZING THE WATER SOFTENER
Care is taken at the factory to keep your water
softener clean and sanitary. Materials used to
make the softener will not infect or contaminate
your water supply, and will not cause bacteria to
form or grow. However, during shipping, storage,
installing and operating, bacteria could get into
the softener. For this reason, sanitizing as follows
1. Lift the salt hole cover and use a pail or hose to
fill the salt storage tank with at least 1 gallon of
2. Remove the brinewell cover (FIG. 2) and pour
about 3/4 ounce of common 5.25% household
bleach (Clorox, Linco, BoPeep, White Sail,
Eagle, etc.) in the softener brinewell.
3. Press the ON/OFFĆHOLD button and hold for
3 seconds to start a recharge. This first recharge
does several things.
Ċ It draws the bleach into and through the
softener to sanitize it.
Ċ It fills the salt tank to the water level
Ċ It gets all the air out of the resin tank.
Ċ It makes the resin bed (see page 11) ready
This recharge takes about 40 minutes.
You can sanitize the softener with or withĆ
out salt in the storage tank.
Recommended by the Water Quality Association. On
some water supplies, the water softener may need pe-
riodic disinfecting. Sanitize either with or without salt in
the storage tank.
FIG. 2 ADD WATER
About 1 Gallon
(remove and add
about 3/4 oz. bleach)