Morton offers a complete line of water softeners to eliminate hard water problems in your home and save you money over the life of your softener! Every Morton Water Softener contains our patented Look-Ahead Technology that learns your water usage patterns and predicts your future soft water needs, only regenerating when needed, saving water. Other features such as sediment filtration, water management systems and low salt indicators vary between softeners. Browse our selection of water softeners to see which one is best for you and your family.
To choose the right water softener for your household it will be helpful to know the following things:
The hardness of your water is an important consideration in selecting the correct water softener for your home. To find your home’s water hardness, order a free test strip here, check your annual drinking water quality report, contact your local municipality, or have a retailer test your water or purchase a water test kit. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon (gpg) or parts per million (ppm).
Iron in water causes stains on clothing and bathroom fixtures. It negatively affects the taste of food and beverages, including drinking water. The amount and type of iron in your water can be determined by chemical analysis. Iron in water is measured in parts per million (ppm) and water may contain one or more types of iron.
Two common types of iron in water:
Ferrous (clear water) Iron
Ferrous iron is soluble and dissolves in water. To detect ferrous iron take a sample of water in a clear glass, let the sample stand., If there is ferrous iron, the water will gradually become cloudy and turn slightly yellow or brown. This usually takes 15 to 30 minutes for the air to oxidize the iron.
Morton Water Softeners will remove a moderate amount of ferrous iron (see the softener performance specifications chart below). When using the softener to remove ferrous iron, add 5 grains to the hardness setting for every 1 ppm of ferrous iron.
Ferric (red water) Iron
Ferric iron is insoluble and is visible immediately from the faucet because it has oxidized before reaching the home. It appears as small cloudy yellow, orange or reddish suspended particles.
After the water stands for a period of time, the particles settle to the bottom of the container. Generally ferric iron is removed by a dedicated iron filter. Water softeners will not remove ferric iron.
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