Great New Products : Ahlstrom Laboratory Filters
WATER SOFTENER SELECTION CALCULATOR

water softener calculator  Softener calc...
We sell direct to all Government, Commercial and Residential Clients.
Shipping is only $10.95  per order*


lab water purification products

barnstead lab water

See all Barnstead Lab Water Systems


Full Product Index Quick View

WATER SOFTENER SELECTION CALCULATOR

APSWATER
Water Softener Selection Calculator

Great Tools and Articles
All about water hardness and water softeners
Select Best Softener
How to install a Water Softener
Softener Capacity Calculator
Media Cylinder Calculator

People in your building
Bathrooms with showers/tubs used at the same time in your building
Shower Head Flow Rate (g.p.m.)
use 2.5 for low flow heads or 5 for high flow heads
Water Hardness (g.p.g.)
if you dont know enter 10 which, is the average for the USA
Iron Level (p.p.m.)
if you dont know enter 0 if you do not have toilet staining, enter 1 if you do.
Water Used Per Person Per Day
The average is 80 for adults. Enter 100-125 if you have teenagers.

About Your Water

Gallons of soft water consumed per day
People * Gallons per person or (3 * 80)
240
Grains used per day
Gallons * Water Hardness or (240 * 10)
2400
Peak Flow Rate (g.p.m.)
Bathrooms * Shower Flow Rate + 2 g.p.m. for other items or (3 * 5 + 2)
17
Ft3 of resin needed for peak flow rate
Peak Flow / 7 g.p.m. per Ft3 or (17 / 7)
2.4
Water Softener Grain Capacity Needed Based on Peak Flow Rate 72000
Water Softener Grains Needed based on usage per week
Using Low Salt Dosage - Using High Salt Dosage
21000-16800*

What size water softener do you need?

For residential and other drinking water application we usually recommend that a water softener be regenerated about once per week. During regenerations high concentrations of sodium chloride help to sanitize and clean the resin bed. If you have iron in the water, a resin cleaner added to the sodium cloride will aid in reducing fouling and will help the resin last much longer.

With most water softeners you will have a choice of salt setttings. We usually recommend that residential softeners be regenerated at an 8 lb. per ft3 low salt setting. The following information is based on these parameters.

More info about low salt settings.

Here is the specific information about the water softener you need


When we look at the data entered above, we see that sizing your water softener to regenerate on our target of once a week would require a capacity of 24000 grains. However In this case the softener capacity is not a major issue in calculating which water softener you would need. In order acheive your peak flow rate of 17 g.p.m. you will need a water softener capacity of at least 80000 grains or 2.7 Cubic Feet (Ft3).

Water Softeners are available in the following sizes :
15000, 24000, 32000, 40000, 48000, 64000, 80000 and 110000 rated grain removal capacity.

We have calculated your needs as 21000 grains based on usage and 72000 grains for flow rate. We will make the following calculations and recomendations based on the avalable sizes of 24000 (0.8 Ft3) grains based on usage and 80000 (2.7 Ft3) grains for flow rate.

Although you only need 21000 Grains to meet your peak capacity demands, decreasing the softener capacity to the closest available 24000 grains would require that your softener regenerate itself about every 8 days on a low salt setting of 8 lbs/ft3. Although this would be perfect, the problem is that you will have excessive pressure loss and increased output hardness.

Make sure that the 3 bathrooms have listed have showers that have a good chance of running at the same time. Also check the shower head flow rates to make sure the flow rate you are reporting is accurate.

Keeping in mind that we are recommending operating your softener using a low salt setting, the actual capacity of the softener we are recommending would be 60000 grains, while the rated capacity is 80000 grains.

Considering these facts, the 80000 grain softener we are recommending would regenerate about every 25 days compared with the 24000 grain unit that would regenerate every 8 days.

If you select a water softener with less then a 72000 grain rated capacity, you could start to experience problems with hardness breakthrough, pressure drop and/or unstable water temperature in the shower.

You can always choose a smaller softener if you can lower your usage. It is amazing how much water simple tasks around the house can take. Click here for a list of ways you can reduce your water from this EPA article.

Generic Softener Specifications
For FlowFor Capacity
Rated Capacity 80000 24000
Actual Capacity 60000 18000
Days Between Regenerations 25 8
Max Forward Flow Rate (g.p.m.) 18.7 5.6
Backwash Rate (g.p.m.) 5.3 1.6
Salt Used Per Regenerqaation (8 lbs. / ft3) 21.3 6.4
Pounds of salt used per year 292
Gallons of water produced per regeneration 8000 2400
Gallons of soft water used per year 87360 87360


Recommended Water Softeners based on the data you submited above
We recommend that you use a 80K grain or larger capacity water softener
Below is a list of the water softeners we have listed online. We have many others not listed.
If you can not find what you need, please let us know.


Fleck 5600 Timer Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck 5600 Meter Based Water Softeners - Best Choice For Most Homes
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck 5600 Electronic Meter Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck 2510 Timer Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

2510/16T-80-C500 Fleck 2510 Time Based Water Softener with Standard Resin
Fleck 2510 80K Grain Timer Based Water Softeners
$1,098.54

Fleck 2510 Meter Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

2510/16M-80-C1840 80,000 Grain Capacity Water Softener (18" x 40" Brine Tank)
Water Filtration Product
$1,021.56

2510/16M-80-C500 Fleck 2510 Water Softener System
80k grain removal with Fleck 2510 Meter based regeneration controller
Assembly instructions
2510 Spec Sheet
2510 Service Manual
SE Controller Spec Sheet and Information
$1,300.08

Fleck 7000 Timer Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck 7000 Meter Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

70/16M-80-C1840 80,000 (18" x 40" Brine Tank)
Water Filtration Product
$943.21

70/16M-80-C500 Fleck 7000 Water Softener System
80k grain removal with Fleck 7000/16M Meter based regeneration controller
Assembly instructions
Service Manual
Programing Insert
$1,222.77

Fleck 6600 Microprocessor Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck 6700 Microprocessor Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck TwinFlo 100 Electronic meter valve Based Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

No softeners are currently listed of this type meet your needs.
We have many softeners not listed here, please call and we can match you with the perfect softening system
Fleck 9000 Twin Meter Based Commercial Water Softeners
List other sizes of this system

90/16M-80-C1840 Fleck 9000 Twin Tank Water Softener System
80k Grain System
( 18x40 Brine Tank
Assembly instructions
$1,923.44




This calcluator is offered without any warranty, This calculator offers rough estimates and opinions based on decades of experience. Since water quality differs day to day and year to year your actual results may vary significantly.

Water Softener Selection Calculator - How To Pick the Best Water Softener  - Removing Iron - Potassium

Rated "A" with the BBB
23 years, Zero Complaints

Got a Millipore Water System?
For Huge Savings
Click Here
Best Water Softener Selec...
Independent Reps Welcome

New Feature
Lab Water Filter Database

Millipore Filter Quick List
Barnstead Filter Quick List

Barnstead Micropure - Water Softener Selection Calculator - How To Pick the Best Water Softener  - Removing Iron - Potassium
Water Softener Selec... Water Softener Calcu... water softener calculator  Sof...
Google Apps

Best Water Softener Selection Calculator - How To Pick the Best Water Softener  - Removing Iron - Potassium Best water softener calculator  Softener calculator water softener water softener  best softener water softening water calculator best softener calculator Best Carbon Filter


Images may or may not be of actual product.

* Flat Rate UPS shipping when able to ship via UPS and is in the USA excluding Hawaii and Alaska. Larger Items may not be able to ship via UPS, in that case freight charges will be quoted seperately.

8/22/2014 at 12:37:32 PM
Terms and conditions
Privacy Policy

Tags : water softener calculator | Softener calculator | water softener | water softener | best softener | water softening | water calculator | best softener calculator

Water Softener Selection Calculator - How To Pick the Best Water Softener - Removing Iron - Potassium




AHLSTROM LABORATORY FILTRATION PRODUCTS