The brine tank
The water softener’s brine solution begins in a separate tank next to the softener called a brine tank. Salt is specially formulated for the ion exchange process and to keep the resin clean. The salt mixes with water to create a brine solution that’s flushed through the resin during regeneration.
Brine TankBrine well: The brine well is a cylindrical barrier that keeps the salt or potassium chloride away from the safety float and air check valve, allowing them to operate without any obstructions.
Brine Tank Safety Float: A safety float is included inside the brine tank to ensure that salt water does not overflow onto the floors if the injectors on the control valve get blocked up.
Grid plate (salt platform): A grid plate, placed at the bottom of the brine tank, acts as a tool to displace the water. This allows more water to flow into the brine tank so that enough brine solution is available during the regeneration process.