Your Solution to Bad Water
What is a Water Treatment System?
||To fix their water problem, many Florida residents
(and home owners world wide) purchase water treatment systems.
Ion Exchange Filter. A proper system will use an
ion exchange filter. This removes the hardness of
the water (the effect of calcium and magnesium), and leaves it
soft. Soft water does not leave a hard crust inside your water
pipes or appliances, or on the surfaces of sinks, tubs, toilets,
faucets, and shower walls. Soft water leaves your skin soft and
smooth, and your hair silky and shiny. Soft water mixes easily with pure
soap, and washes out cleanly, so no expensive conditioners or harsh
detergents are needed for healthy hair and skin. Soft water with
pure soap cleans laundry, rinses out well, and leaves clothes soft and
comfortable, without causing skin conditions.
trades the ions of sodium for the ions of calcium. The
net result is a displacement of the calcium off of the resin into
suspension in the brine solution. The resultant solution is
them backwashed out under great force into either a sewer, septic, or
even to the street curb.
Carbon Filter. A proper water treatment system also contains
carbon particles or a carbon block to absorb odors such as chlorine, to
remove other pollutants, and to the water taste good. The carbon
is sometimes in a separate tank, particularly in well systems.
Sometimes it is mixed in with the ion exchange resin beads.
Drinking Water Filter. An additional item that is
important in a water treatment system is a drinking and cooking water
filter. The best kind is a membrane filter that uses reverse
osmosis to allow the pure water to pass through the membrane, but blocks
out all bacteria and other particles.
Pathogen Filter. Some equipment suppliers also recommend
an ultra-violet light to kill any remaining microbes, such as viruses,
in the water before supplying it for drinking. I think this is an
overkill in residential areas with municipal or county water supplies,
but it is not a bad idea in rural areas serviced by wells.
Brine Tank. A brine tank is needed to hold blocks or
bags of salt with a little water in the bottom of the tank to melt the
salt and produce brine. The system uses the brine to back-flush
the resin tank in order to regenerate the resin beads before they become
unable to soften the water through ion exchange.
Other Filters or conditioners (for well systems). All
well systems should have a chlorinator and a settling tank to kill
pathogens in the ground water. The carbon filter removes bad
tastes. The chlorinator removes the bad sulfur taste. But
additional equipment is needed to remove iron and manganese. These
conditioners contain chemicals that must be replenished from time to
The system is normally installed in a garage or just outside the
garage where the water main enters the house from the meter. The
installer will shut off the water supply, cut its pipes, and plumb the
system into the existing pipes. Some situations may require a lot
of plumbing work. In some cases the installer will bury the system
up to the valve so that it can barely be seen. The installer then
loads the brine tank with salt, turns on water, and verifies there are
no leaks and the system valve cycles properly. Some installations may
require that the hot water heater be reduced in temperature.
System Configuration and Operation.
The typical water softener system consists of a resin tank (the
softener), a carbon tank, and a brine tank, interconnected with plumbing
pipes and a bypass valve. The ion exchange filter is a bed of "cation"
(pronounced cat-i-on) resin beads in a tank. As supply water
flows into the resin tank, the resin beads attract calcium and
magnesium ions from the water, thereby softening it. Some resin
beds have different kinds of beads in them for attracting ions from
other minerals. After a while, the resin beads have
exchanged ions as much as they can, and must be
The system performs a regeneration by positioning a valve at the top
of the resin tank in order to flows brine water into the resin bed from
the brine tank. The sodium atoms in the brine water regenerate the
resin beads. After a little soak time, the brine is flushed
out of the resin bed by fresh water, and discharged into the yard, a
gutter, or the sewer. Then the system switches the valve back to normal
The valve is controlled either a electro-mechanical timer or by an
electronic timer. The electronic timer is preferable because it
can sense the hardness of the water and activate the recharging process
at the right times.
Some manufacturers provide very exotic recharge cycles that do a
little recharging every day or so, a more efficient process than doing
it all at once. Recharging is done at night when the residents are
asleep and not likely to use the water. Regeneration water tastes
unpleasant because it is salty. But after the regeneration cycle,
it tastes perfect.
Some manufacturers provide water softener tanks that contain both
resin beads and carbon nuggets or crystals. Such tanks remove chlorine
and other pollutants at the same time the water is being softened.
Some manufacturers also provide special "polishing" resins
that remove organic carbon compounds and acids from the water.
Rejuvenates Plumbing. Over a period of time, the soft
water, as it flows through appliances and water pipes, will gradually
erode the calcium/magnesium deposits inside the water pipes and
appliances, and wash them away. In this way, soft water
rejuvenates appliances, fixtures, and pipes. It cannot, however,
repair damage from corrosion. Otherwise, it actually saves you
money on maintenance of appliances and plumbing.
Periodic Maintenance. System owners must maintain their
water treatment systems in order to enjoy continued, efficient
operation. By far the easiest and safest way to do it is to pay a
qualified dealer for that service. Maintenance includes adding
sodium or potassium chloride (salt) to the brine tank (available at Home
Depot, Sears, and other hardware stores), adding other chemicals,
calibrating and setting the timer mechanism that operates the control
valve, verifying that the system valve cycles properly, and verifying
the components are not leaky or defective.
Replacement of Worn Components. After several years of
operation, the resin beads and/or carbon crystals will need to be
replaced. The resin beads in Rainsoft systems are of the highest
quality available and they never need to be replaced. However,
water running through the resin beads and carbon crystals causes them to
rub against each other and wear down out over time. So, you should
expect to have them replaced every 2 or 3 years (in cheap systems) or 5
to 15 years (in high-quality systems).
In addition, mechanical timers may last only 5 years, and will need
to be replaced, as will the control valve on cheap systems.
Rainsoft valves are guaranteed for your lifetime.
You should expect to spend between $100 and $200 a year for
The Cleaning Power of Pure Water
What is Pure Water?
Most people have never seen or used pure H20 (water). Pure H20 water
is a molecule made of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. As
you know from personal experience, water bonds easily with all kids of
things such as dirt, dust, food, grit, and grime. You also know it
bonds easily with other elements such as sodium chloride (salt water),
and calcium and magnesium (hard water). This makes it an excellent
cleaning agent because its bonding properties allow you to use it to
wash clothes and dishes, and to bathe yourself clean.
Pure water is uniquely different from normal water we have been
discussing. Normal water has many elements already combined with
it, which is the reason for needing a water treatment system. But
pure water has nothing bonded with it. As far as I know, it does not
exist in nature. In order to obtain pure water, scientists and
engineers must develop equipment to purify it. The water treatment
systems available for homes represent some of their achievements.
But they have gone much further than that. Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
is a term for a variety of organic compounds that must be removed in
order for water to be useful for semiconductor and pharmaceutical
industries. Special multi-level membrane filters and resins have
been prepared for that purpose. The water that results from those
processes in nearly 100% pure. It is so pure that it is almost
caustic when it comes into contact with foreign substances. It
immediately begins to bond with them so quickly and thoroughly that it
can break down and remove oils and sludge that even normal soapy water
cannot break down.
In fact, one of the reasons for soaps is to improve the ability of
impure water to bond with other substances and wash them away.
If you have a water treatment system with a high-quality softener and
reverse osmosis filter, the water that system produces is quite pure
compared to normal water. It is so pure that it is, all by itself,
an excellent cleaning agent.
The Butter Test
You can prove this for yourself. Buy a bottle of AquaFina or
Daysan pure water. Get a kitchen sponge and rinse it thoroughly
with the water. Then wipe the end of a stick of butter on your
oven or microwave glass door. Now wet the sponge with the pure
water, and wipe it across the greasy spot. Watch the grease
disappear completely. Wipe across the spot with a dry paper towel
and notice how the glass surface becomes shiny and streak free.
For comparison, spray some Windex on a mirror and try polishing it
clean. You will have to rub repeatedly and vigorously to get the
streaks off. That is because Windex, while it breaks down
hydrocarbons (such as are in grease fumes from cooking, and in cigarette
smoke), it also contains alcohol, and that causes streaking. It is
ironic that the very product most people use to clean windows and
mirrors actually makes it hard to clean them. All you need for the
job is pure water.
Saving Elbow Grease
Because of the cleaning power of pure water, you will not need
expensive detergents and caustic chemicals for most of your household
cleaning duties. You will dramatically reduce the time it takes to
do your cleaning tasks around the house. You won't have to scrub
shower walls or sink and tub fixtures. Your glasses will be
sparkling and crystal clear. Your mirrors and windows will be
clean and streak-free. And you will be able to achieve that
without a lot of "elbow grease".
The Luxury of Soft Water - A Virtually FREE Gift
||Today I am offering the virtually free gift of virtual
rainwater to others. I am encouraged to do this by my memory of Grandma's silver hair lufting in the breeze and
glinting in the sunshine.
Luxuriant Softness. Most of my past customers had no
earthly idea what it is like to feel the luxury of being bathed in
rainwater, having hair that is radiant and silken without expensive
shampoos and creme rinses, and having skin that is satin-soft without
expensive lotions. So the experience I am gave them when I
provided them with a Rainsoft water treatment system was is indeed a
precious gift. They would have to have been reared on a farm 75 years
ago to know the feeling, for in the past 75 years much has changed in
lifestyle and environment to make a clean rainwater hair-washing
unlikely if not impossible. Now they get that feeling with Rainsoft
Rainsoft Systems Are Virtually Free. The Rainsoft water
treatment systems I recommend remove impurities from the water,
returning it back to what God meant it to be - crystal clear, clean,
soft, pure, fresh, sinfully luxurious, and absolutely wet. The
systems are virtually free to own (and actually put money back in the
pocket). They yield an explosion of suds with pure soap, and
produce soft skin, radiantly silky hair, spotless dishes and silverware,
clean appliances, shiny bathtub and bathroom walls that need no
scrubbing, delicious food and beverages, clothes that are clean and
comfortable, and healthy tummies.
Rainsoft Systems Guaranteed for Your Lifetime. Best of
all, these water treatment systems are guaranteed for as long as you
live, can be taken along when you move, and can be handed down from
generation to generation as heirlooms, so everybody in the family can
enjoy that beautiful, delicious elixir of life that is just like the
rainwater of old. They are not made by God in Heaven. They
are made by Americans in a high-technology factory in a western Chicago
suburb. So, they don't last forever, and they might someday need
repairs. But they should last the typical customer a
lifetime. And that is why Rainsoft itself backs the product with a
lifetime factory warranty to the original owner on most of the parts in
What Do You Mean by FREE? When I say free, I mean there
is a difference between price and cost. When you purchase a
Rainsoft system, you definitely pay a price for it. However, you
begin saving money immediately. You buy no more expensive bottled
water, expensive shampoos, lotions, rinses, conditioners, and
detergents. You use less soap than ever before because a single
drop explodes into lather with Rainsoft water. You buy no more
Windex and other special cleaning agents, except perhaps to remove burnt
food from the walls and racks of the oven. Your appliances last
longer. Your clothing lasts longer. Your plumbing and
fixtures last longer. You save time and money scrubbing and cleaning
because your bathroom and kitchen don't become encrusted with limestone
deposits. Your glasses, dishes, mirrors, and windows are easier to
clean. You use less tea, coffee, and other beverage mixes
that require water because your soft water is actually wetter and draws
out the rich flavors more easily than hard water. You stay
healthier because you don't have chlorine and other pollutants entering
the water you use for showering, bathing, cooking and drinking.
When you add all those savings up in housework, health, repairs,
cleaning products, and beverage mixes, you may be able to so save so
much money that your payment of the system is less than the
savings. I have found that to be true in many cases.
In addition to that, a Rainsoft dealer often runs special promotions
for qualified prospects that entitle them to a 4-year supply of
high-quality soap and cleaning products designed to work with soft
water, high-pressure aerating shower heads, and a shopper's club that
can save thousands of dollars on vacations, lodging, travel, appliances,
sporting goods, electronic products, computers, and many other consumer
items. When these are added into your package (assuming you are
qualified and a promotion is running), those can pay you back even more
money. In effect, your Rainsoft dealer will be paying you.
We all know there "ain't no free lunch", right?
Dealers are not giving you the system free. They are charging you
a fair price for it. But they are using the buying power of a huge
corporation to arrange such powerful values at reasonable prices that
they can, in some cases, factor those into the price of the system and
still be profitable.
Buy Now? Why Not?
||It costs you nothing to investigate the more closely the
benefits of owning a Rainsoft water treatment system for your home or
business. Rainsoft manufactures full water treatment systems for
all sizes and types of customers, including motor homes, boats,
apartments and condominiums, single family residences, apartment
buildings, restaurants, coffee shops, municipalities, and giant
corporations. Rainsoft also supplies reverse-osmosis bottled
water, reverse-osmosis water coolers for offices, and hospital-grade air
filtration systems for the home or office.
If you contact me, I will
arrange for a qualified professional marketing representative to visit
your home or business and show you in person (with a portable water
treatment system and water quality test kit) how wonderfully the
Rainsoft system can save you money and make your life more
enjoyable. You will not be obligated to purchase anything, and in
some cases the representative will be able to give you a free gift for
taking your time to participate in the demonstration.
Or if you want to save time, you may notify me that you want an
immediate price quotation for your home or business, and I will arrange
for an order form to be sent to you with full details on the system you
need. Many people have in the past paid for a system by credit
card or bank draft. My only proviso for such purchases is that you
are aware the system is sold with a performance guarantee only, and you
waive your right to demand a refund so long as the product performs as
advertised. My reason for this requirement is that I do not want
to deal with the messy and costly process of having to ship and install
the system, only to have it removed at customer whim. And,
of course, I do not want to trouble you.
Why You’ll LOVE Your RainSoft-Conditioned Water...
(What you'll say when people ask why you invested in a
RainSoft Water Treatment System)
SAVES MONEY: RainSoft water PROTECTS your budget
1. Saves on Soap Products - requires less soap and
allows the use of affordable pure soaps
2. Saves on Water - eliminates the need for bottled
water and expensive, cumbersome filters
3. Saves on Appliances & Plumbing - water
appliances last longer, water heater is more efficient
4. Saves on Clothing - clothes last longer and are
easier to care for
5. Saves on Beverages - use less coffee, tea,
Kool-Aid, and juices
HEALTHIER: RainSoft water DEFENDS your health
6. Clean Water reduces chemicals such as chlorine for
the whole home
7. Drinking water filters help eliminate unwanted
impurities from drinking and cooking water
8. Clean water improves the flavor, health, and
appearance of foods and beverages
9. Clean water carries nutrients and disease-fighting
antibodies to the body; helps control weight
CLEANER: RainSoft water is a POWERFUL cleaning
10. Cleaner, softer, healthier Skin - reduces need for
lotions and medications
11. Shinier, easier-to-manage Hair - reduces need for
conditioners and expensive shampoos
12. Cleaner, Softer Clothes - no need for harsh
chemicals that clog your machine and make you itch
13. Cleaner Home and Environment - no hard-water spots
on mirrors & glass; less harsh cleaners
14. Dramatically Easier Cleaning - reduced soap-scum
on shower walls, shower curtains, tubs, sinks
PROTECTS PLUMBING: RainSoft water SAFEGUARDS water
15. Cleaner and longer-lasting - appliances, piping,
16. Reduced clogging and calcium deposits - in washing
machines, dishwashers, water heaters, coffee makers, faucets, fixtures,
garbage disposals, showerheads, toilets, lavatories, tubs
BETTER FOR CLOTHING: RainSoft water PRESERVES
17. Clothes are Cleaner - without the need for harsh
detergents that make you itch
18. Clothes are Softer and more comfortable to wear -
without expensive fabric softeners
19. Clothes Last Longer - heavy cycles and harsh
chemical detergents won't break down fabrics
SAVES TIME & ENERGY: RainSoft water REDUCES
DRUDGERY at home
20. Saves Time - one-third less time for cleaning
21. Saves Energy & Consumables - use less soap and
22. Saves Effort - no heavy, inconvenient water
bottles to buy or carry; less scrubbing
A GREAT INVESTMENT: A RainSoft water system is
- puts your
money back into your home and family
23. Your Wisest Household Investment
24. Highest Yield - higher than any other household
investment you can make
RAINSOFT IS DEPENDABLE: Quality Water from Quality People
25. Renews Your Faith in the American Way - marvelous
value, fabulous warranty, ethical sales, professional installation,
impeccable service … for a lifetime.
And you’ll have many more reasons…