Water Expert Andy Ball: Pressure Loss


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Andy Ball



Can the softener cause pressure loss, if so what do I look for, and what do I need to fix it?


Yes, a softener will cause some pressure loss due to the resistance from the resin bed, but excessive pressure loss can be caused by one or a combination of the following.

1. On well water, this is usually due to fine sand coming from the well. 2. On softeners installed in the open sunlight (mostly in Florida), a layer of algae can grow and thick pieces of this growth clog the lower distributor tube screen when they start peeling off the inside of the resin tank. 3. On chlorinated water supplies, sand can get into the tank from new construction or work on water lines in the area. All of these situations are rare. 4. The most common cause of pressure loss occurs on chlorinated water. The resin can be damaged by high chlorine levels and turn to mush. This has the same effect as having fine sand at the bottom of the resin tank.

Andy Ball
862-354-7698




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Combining Brewing and Farming
Richard Coleman originally planned to start his business, what he calls “a combination of farming and brewing”, in the always-sunny state of California. The owner of...
Read more »
Image

Bluegrass, Beer, and The Bus
People love the comfortable and welcoming vibe at Glenmere Brewing, according to owners Michael and Shanna Sandor. They’ve been serving the Orange County region and beyond...
Read more »
Image

Superintendent takes pride in golf course
Local Golf Course Superintendent Takes Pride in
Optimizing Ball Roll over 8,712,000 square feet of Turf at Sparta Golf Club
Timothy V. Burtrum knows what it takes to make...

Read more »
Image

Youth summer jobs
Summer Youth Employment Program will be offered at Project Self-Sufficiency during July 8-Aug. 15 for Sussex County teens, ages 15 – 17. They will receive free...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Combining Brewing and Farming
  • May 17, 2019
Local News
Bluegrass, Beer, and The Bus
  • May 17, 2019
Local News
Youth summer jobs
  • May 16, 2019
Local News
Poetry contest
  • May 16, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Sparta, NJ