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The Delta Non-Electric is an automatic water softener compact enough to fit under the kitchen sink.
Integrated by-pass system for fuss-free installation and incredible 12-minute regeneration time make it a perfect choice for any household. Unlike most other systems- this one can take all types of salt.
No chemical additives are involved; You'll save so much by having a modern water softener. From bars of soap to plumber's bills... the savings start from day one, and go on and on and on. You can recoup the initial outlay after around 4 years. All this is on top of the aesthetic benefits such as sparkly glasses and softer skin. The Delta Non-electric water softener removes excess minerals from your hard water supply with a special ionising process that uses pure salt water:
Why this softener?
Please see the "How It Does The Job" tab
- Non electric, therefore no complicated programming;
- Adjustable hardness setting not factory set to a hardness range;
- 10-minute regeneration (dependant on hardness and water pressure);
- 300g of salt used per regeneration;
- 16 litres of water used per regeneration;
- Valves can be fitted left or right handed or to the rear (unlike most softeners) and the connections can twist round;
- Can perform multiple regenerations every day;
- Softens the water throughout the whole property;
- Made from high impact material.
|Depth (inc. bypass when fitted with rear entry)||538mm|
|Depth (excl. bypass or when fitted at the side)||461mm|
|Connections||3/4 inch BSP|
|Working Pressure||1-6 bar|
|Flow Rate||25 litres per min|
|Pressure Drop||7 psi (10% max)|
|Water Usage/ Regeneration||18 litres|
|Salt Usage Regeneration||330 grams|
|Maximum temperature||50 °C|
(note:- bypass/inlet-outlet can be fitted on either side or to the rear of the softeners supplied by us. Please allow 75mm)
Our products and solutions are no different from any other appliance buy or home/ office improvement you make.
To help makes things easier for you, we've given a guideline on the approximate skill-level and time involved in the installation of this product:
DIY: if very handy 3/4 of a day
Professional: plumber 3/4 of a day
Installation Manual: For a PDF version of the installation guide click here.
Please note: some of you might think you're handier than you are! This is a guideline only, intended only to help you understand how simple installation is and whom you could ask to do it for you. If you were unsure, we would recommend getting the professionals in!
If you need further advice, then please get in touch.
No. Your water must be safe to drink before you condition the water with a softener. If you are concerned about the safety of your drinking water, contact your local health department about getting a bacteria test, or full lab analysis on your water- or contact us and we arrange it for you.
The minerals that make water hard usually contain calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium in water interfere with the cleaning action of soap and detergent. They do this by combining with soap or detergent and forming a scum that does not dissolve in water. Because these minerals react with soap and detergent, they remove the soap and detergent, thereby reducing the effectiveness of these cleaning agents. You can overcome this by adding more soap or detergent. However, the scum that is formed can adhere to what is being washed, making it appear dingy. An automatic water softener connected to water supply pipes removes magnesium and calcium from water and replaces them with a trace amount of sodium. Sodium does not react with soap or detergents. This will reduce the amount of soap you would need to use, and insures it will not remain in or on the item being washed, whether the item is tile, glassware, clothes, skin or hair.
Many dealers will advertise a no salt water conditioner. Any brand of water conditioner can be operated without using salt. This is done by using a salt substitute, potassium chloride. It generally more expensive compared to regular salt (sodium chloride), and can be difficult to find in some areas. Also, it is generally recommended you increase the salt setting on your control valve by about 10%, when using a salt substitute.
Some companies offer a variety of devices to soften your water that do not use salt, or anything else to regenerate their product. Buyers beware! If a cost effective and reliable technology had been developed that could replace a resin based water conditioner, then everyone would be selling it.
It depends on how often your system needs to regenerate. The more your softener regenerates the more salt you will consume. As for the salt level in the brine tank, you can let the salt get down to the point inside the tank where you can see the water just above the salt. When you see water above the salt, it is time to add more! Generally, you will add salt to your brine tank about every 8 weeks- check is correct with Dwight/ on our own website.
An average softener with 1 cu. ft. of resins (10 " x 44 " tank) should use about 6-8 lbs. per regeneration to achieve an economical 24,000 grain capacity (hardness in grains divided into grains of capacity results in the gallons of water that can be treated before resins is exhausted).
The national average is 60 lbs. per month, but that can vary depending upon the quantity and the quality of water being treated.
We recommend buying salt for your water softener that is very clean; around the 99.5% salt content and up. All softeners can use Potassium Chloride in place of salt. Potassium Chloride tends to melt when it gets wet, sometimes forming a "bridge" inside the salt tank, so we recommend filling the Brine tank only halfway or a bit more when using Potassium Chloride, so you can easily monitor it going down inside the tank after the unit regenerates. CLikc here to buy salt from us
Here are just some of the ways it does the job:
- Efficient- the system uses only 330g salt (ANY type) and 18 litres of water;
- The build up of scale on pipes can reduce the efficiency of your heating system by up to 12%;
- The Delta Non-Electric eliminates scale improving efficiency and reducing maintenance costs.
- Uses no electricity so it does not release any carbon emissions;
- Uses a water powered meter to only regenerate when needed.
- Softer skin and hair;
- Compact enough to fit under the kitchen sink with compact stylish and practical design;
- Integrated by-pass system for fuss-free installation. All you have to do after that is occasionally add a bit of salt as the controls are automatic.
- Incredible 12-minute regeneration time make it a perfect choice for any household;
- Unlike most other systems- this one can take all types of salt.
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We think you’ll be more than happy with your purchase. If you’re not, simply return to us within 30 days.