Chlor-A-Soft -Water Softener

The Alka Chlor-A-Soft water softener is not only for reducing levels of hardness, but it also handles common odour and taste problems associated with city water with its high-performance Aldex resin media and activated carbon configuration.

Resin VolumeManufacturer Warranty Tank Size
45 000 Grain20 Year10″ X 54″

*Financing price includes installation and tax, 144-month amortization period (customizable). Open loan (it can be paid off anytime) OAC. Products can also be purchased with a one-time payment.

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Why choose between a filtration system and a water softener when you can have both?

The Alka Chlor-A-Soft High-Efficiency water softener system combines the power of two media in one tank, eliminating the need for two systems. This system is designed to be environmentally friendly while safeguarding your household plumbing, improving taste, and eliminating unwanted odors. The result is more brilliant water through better science, which saves you time and money.

This water softener is the top-selling municipal water combination system that blends two media together, providing soft water plus chlorine and chemical filtration, all in one system.

Why should you buy a Water Softening System?

A water softening system can offer several benefits for your home and your overall quality of life. Improved water quality is one of the benefits you’ll experience. Hard water, with its high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, can leave residue in your pipes, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. By removing these minerals, a water softening system can improve the overall quality of your water.

Additionally, hard water can cause damage to your appliances and fixtures, leading to premature wear and tear. With a water softening system, you can help extend the life of your plumbing and appliances by removing the minerals that cause hard water. Furthermore, hard water can leave clothing looking dull and discolored and dishes with spots and residue. With softer water, you can enjoy better laundry and dishwashing results. In addition, hard water can make cleaning surfaces like your shower, bathroom, and kitchen more difficult. A water softening system can help make cleaning easier and more effective.

Finally, while hard water is not necessarily harmful to your health, it can cause skin irritation and dryness, especially for those with sensitive skin. A water softening system can help improve the feel and quality of the water you use for bathing and showering.

System Benefits

  • Ideal for active households
  • High-quality Aldex resin media made in Canada
  • Efficient water softening system
  • Automatic on-demand regeneration
  • Clack Control Valve
  • High-flow water distribution system
  • Chlorine removal with acid-washed coconut shell-activated carbon
  • Clearwater Iron removal capabilities
  • Chrome jacket insulates against condensation
  • Electronic control system for easy set-up
  • 12 Volt AC for safe operation
  • Saves money, uses less salt and water
  • Includes Bypass valve
  • 20-Year Manufacturer Warranty (Lifetime)
  • Manufacturer – Excalibur Water Canada
  • What is a Water Softener?

    A water softener is a device that is used to remove excess minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, from hard water. Hard water can cause a variety of problems such as buildup of limescale in pipes and appliances, and can leave stains on fixtures and clothing. Water softeners work by passing hard water through a resin bed filled with small beads that have a negative charge. The positively charged calcium and magnesium ions in the water are attracted to the beads and exchange places with sodium ions, which are much smaller and do not cause the same scaling issues. The water that exits the softener is referred to as “softened” and will have reduced mineral content.

  • What is hard water?

    Hard water contains high levels of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, which can cause various problems like soap scum on dishes and lime buildup on bathroom fixtures. It can also lead to mineral buildup in pipes, appliances, and water heaters, reducing water flow and efficiency. Hard water can cause laundry to become stiff and dull, and can lead to dry, itchy skin and lifeless hair.

  • How does a water softener work?

    A water softener uses a medium that exchanges ions of calcium and magnesium with sodium or potassium. It goes through four steps: ion replacement, regeneration, backwash, and rinsing. The resin beads are covered with sodium or potassium ions and as the water flows, ions swap places. Once the beads are full of calcium and magnesium, the regeneration process starts. The beads are flooded with a brine solution to regain sodium or potassium ions, and the calcium and magnesium, dirt and sediments are flushed out in a process called backwash. The final phase is the rinsing of the mineral tank with fresh water. Automatic water softeners are usually programmed to recharge at specific times and metered models only regenerate when required. It is more water-efficient to have a metered model that will regenerate only when required.

  • What is the difference between water filtration and water softening?

    Water filters are known to remove chemicals and contaminants from water. Water softeners, as their name implies, are supposed to remove minerals from the water that cause hardness and scale such as calcium and magnesium.

  • What does Grain Capacity mean?

    Grain Capacity is the maximum number of water hardness grains per gallon that the unit can remove before it automatically regenerates. For example: if your family uses 400 gallons of water per day and you have 10 grain per gallon hard water, you would need 4,000 grains of water softener capacity per day (400 gallons x 10 grain hard water).

  • When should I add salt?

    All water softeners are designed to use salt to regenerate the system. For proper operation of a water softener, the brine tank should be at least 1/3 full of salt at all times.

  • What type of salt should I use?

    All salt, regardless of its source, may contain insoluble matter, which accumulates at the bottom of the brine tank and requires periodic cleaning. If pellet or rock salt is used, you should clean out your brine tank at least once a year. If solar salt is used, the brine tank will require less frequent cleaning. However, you should periodically check for salt bridging*. For our Water Softeners we recommend the use of Windsor Clean & Protect Water Softener Salt Pellets for best results.

    *Salt bridging occurs when a gap is formed between the salt and the water preventing the salt from dissolving in the water and making brine. The effects of high humidity as well as the use of some brands of purified salt products may cause bridging.

  • What if the power goes out?

    Your unit is equipped with a battery backup system. In the event of a power outage, the control valve will remember all settings and time of day. For an outage over long hours, the only item that needs to be reset is the time of day, which will flash when a reset is required. All other settings are permanently stored in the nonvolatile memory.

  • How much electricity does an Alka Water Softener consume?

    An Alka Water Softener uses about the same amount of electricity as a standard alarm clock. 

  • How much water does an Alka Water Softener use to regenerate?

    An Alka Water Softener uses about the same amount of water as doing 1 load of laundry.

  • How much water should be standing in the salt storage tank?

    It is normal to have 5 to 10 inches of water at the bottom of the salt storage tank.

  • What does Demand Regeneration mean?

    Demand Regeneration monitors your water usage and only regenerates as needed. While if you have visitors over and use more water than usual, it will regenerate more often. All our Water Softeners have Demand Regeneration to maximize water efficiency.

  • How do I know what my water hardness is?

    If you get your water from the city or municipality, they can provide your water hardness level and this information can be found online as it is all public information. If you get your water from a private well, you will need to get your well tested for hardness and iron levels/types.

  • What is required for the location where I install the Alka Water Softener?

    The ideal location for your Alka Water Softener should be near the incoming water line, with a standard electrical outlet and drain nearby. The water softener will need a clean, level spot to sit. If the floor is uneven, it can be levelled with a piece of plywood and shims underneath the plywood to level the surface. We recommend plumbing the water softener such that all the hot and cold water in the home is softened. Water to the outside spigots can be left unsoftened.

  • Why is Aldex Resin Media Better?

    Excalibur Water Systems is the only OEM water softener manufacturer in Canada that utilizes Aldex resins. Aldex strong acid cation water softening resins have a proprietary non-solvent sulfonation process combined with unique manufacturing techniques creating the premium choice for water softener resin around the world. Aldex water softening resins are 100% non-solvent and will never have organic chloride leakage – ever! Aldex resins have a low moisture content which ensures a long service life. When oxidants such as chlorine and chloramine increase in potable water supplies, Aldex has a suite of resins with higher cross-link levels and capacities that offer greater resistance to degradation from oxidative attack.

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