You asked, we answered. This post is about the popular online search topic, “How long should a water treatment system last?”
If you are curious about this topic, you are in the right place, keep reading.
These are popular for good reason. Tampa and surrounding areas in central Florida have serious issues with hard water from tap water.
We will address three different systems:
- Water softeners
- Water conditioners
- And the Purity Bay 10-Stage Whole Home Water Filtration System.
It is highly probable that a water softener will fail within one to three years, necessitating a re-bedding or replacement. The associated cost for this replacement ranges from $650 to $850, depending on the size and required materials.
This prediction assumes regular maintenance has been conducted.
Regarding maintenance, it is essential to annually clean or sanitize the water softener using appropriate products available at retail stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, or through our services. The estimated cost for these products is around $20.
For homeowners who prefer to opt for professional assistance, we offer our service for maintaining the water softener, which typically costs between $80 to $150, though this may vary depending on the extent of the required service.
As part of the water softener system’s operation, it utilizes a brine solution (industrial-grade salt water) for salt regeneration. The frequency of regeneration is based on water usage, and typically, the system flushes every 800 to 1500 gallons. For an average family of four, this regeneration process occurs once or twice a week, resulting in a monthly cost of approximately $8.
There is a high probability of an impending failure of a water conditioner, requiring re-bedding or replacement within the next 3 to 5 years. The associated cost for this replacement ranges from $650 to $950, depending on the size and materials needed.
Once again, this estimation assumes that regular maintenance is carried out. To properly maintain a water conditioner, it is recommended to conduct annual maintenance using a conditioner cleaner or sanitizer. These products are available for purchase at retail stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, or through our services, with an expected cost of around $20.
For homeowners who prefer professional assistance, we offer our service for maintaining the water conditioner, typically priced between $80 to $150, with costs varying based on the extent of the required service.
Salt Regeneration – The water conditioning system utilizes a brine solution (industrial-grade salt water) for salt regeneration. This regeneration process is based on water usage and generally occurs every 800 to 1500 gallons. For an average family of four, regeneration takes place once or twice a week, resulting in a monthly cost of approximately $8.
Purity Bay 10-Stage Water System
Our robust whole water system resolves Florida’s challenging hard water issues. If you are interested in a long-term solution to address hard water and water filtration needs, we would encourage you to look into a 10-Stage. Because of how our 10-Stage system is built, routine or annual maintenance is not needed.
The system is composed bacterial-static layers including:
- Silver coated-carbon
- Our proprietary “secret sauce,” also known as KDF.
In the slim chance that we are wrong about this, you can rest assured that we offer a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on all parts.
Salt Regeneration —
With other systems, the process of salt regeneration run the toxins out through the filter, requiring filters to be replaced. However, the 10-stage also does this in a different way — it brines from the bottom to the top. This re-generates the resin bed, and also removes toxins from the system. By running it in reverse, it cleans the filter while cleaning the system.
That covers the basics for the question: “How long should a water treatment system last?”
Finding the Right System
Getting the right system includes testing your water to understand what’s in it. Keep in mind a water conditioner addresses the hardness of the water, it does not necessarily remove all the contaminants to ensure it is ideal for drinking.
Purity Bay specializes in a wide range of home water solutions, including water softeners, reverse-osmosis systems, whole home water filtration systems and anything in between. Whether you need help selecting a water system or servicing an existing system, our experienced team can help you out!