Water is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. Water becomes “hard” when it travels through minerals like calcium and magnesium on it’s way to your kitchen sink. The reason water absorbs pretty much everything it comes across is the arrangement of the atoms. For more information on why water is sticky; Sticky Water.
What Kind of salt do I use?
Any type of water softening salt will work. However, H2O to GO uses crystalized solar salt. When seawater evaporates, crystalline solar salt is left behind. Solar salt is highly pure (99.6%), and it dissolves more easily and readily than other types of salt.
How often do I put salt in the water softener?
As long as there is salt visible in the tank, even under water, the system will work. Salt dissolves in water until it creates brine. Brine is what cleans the resin in the softener. For a more detailed description of how a softener works; How it works
Is it normal for the water in my salt tank to look dirty?
Yes, The water in your salt tank never enters your house. It is there to “clean” the resin bed and then is washed down the drain. The dirt you see in the salt tank is the result of that .40 percent of the 99.6% pure salt.
How often should I replace the filters in my reverse osmosis?
That would depend on a number of factors. You can find our maintenance guide here. Maintenance Guide