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The Effect of Low or No Salt on Precision Brining

Published: April 18, 2019

Precision brining, available on our 85HE series, means that your conditioner calculates the exact amount of brine required to regenerate, saving up to 30% more salt. When your conditioner regenerates it will fill 70% of the brine required for the next regeneration. Before the next regeneration, the unit calculates how much of the 30% reserve you used and adjusts the brine amount accordingly when it regenerates that evening. This feature means that your capacity will always be different after every regeneration therefore maximizing your salt use.

What happens when there isn’t enough salt?

Not having enough salt in the tank will decrease the unit’s capacity and result in hardness slippage. Low salt levels can be due to incorrect start-up or having the water level above the salt level. Should either of these situations happen, or the unit fails to regenerate for any other reason, please correct the low salt problem first. Then regenerate the unit manually two times in a row to restore the reserve capacity and bring the media bed back up to specification.