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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 softenerwill notinfect orcontaminate yourwater
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 is suggested
1. The first time you sanitize your softener, be sure
to do all steps in the installation manual, and on
pages 5, 6 and 7 of this manual first.
2. Lift the salt hole cover and use apail orhose to fill
the salt storage tank with at least 3 gallons of
3. Remove the brinewell cover (FIG. 3) and pour
about 3/4 ounce of common 5.25% household
bleach (Clorox, Linco, BoPeep, White Sail, Eagle,
etc.) in the softener brinewell.
4. Press the ON/OFF-HOLD button and hold for 3
secondsto starta recharge.This first rechargedoes
— It draws the bleach into and through the soft-
ener to sanitize it.
— It fills the salt tank to the water level needed.
— It gets all the air out of the resin tank.
— It prepares the resin bed (see page 13) for ser-
This recharge takes about 2-1/2 or 2-3/4 hours,
depending on the salt type setting (page 7).
You can sanitize the softener with or with-
out salt in the storage tank.
FIG. 2 ADD WATER
about 3 gallons
(remove and add
about 3/4 oz. bleach)
Recommended by the Water Quality Association. On
some water supplies, the water softener may need pe-