Drain Pans and Water Softeners

Soft water installation

When purchasing a water filter system, the installation of the system is important. Some of the things to look for on the main line systems are drain pans. As you can see from the picture, most of the water filter system can be placed in a pan with a drain pipe to the floor drain. You often see this on a water heater. Not all floors are sloped to the floor drain. Structural wood floors do not like water. Thank You, Mike at 303-469-7873 or 303-How Pure

Soft water installation
Water softener and water purification installation and drain pan.


How hard is your water

demonstrate the symptoms of iron water and hard water

When people speak of soft water, I have heard everything from 0 to 7 grains of calcium carbonate /gal (gpg). The official definition is below. Water hardness is classified by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Water Quality Association as
Units are grains of calcium carbonate /gal (gpg)
Soft water = 0 – 1
Slightly Hard = 1 – 3.5
Moderately Hard = 3.5 – 7.0
Hard 7.0 – 10.5
Very Hard over 10.5

Soft water is 1 gpg or less.

The grains per gallon comes from 7000 grains of wheat / pound. To convert from gpg to ppm (parts per million), multiply gpg x 17.1. such as 10 gpg = 171 ppm calcium carbonate.

To learn more call or text 303-469-7873 (303-How-Pure)
Kind Regards, Mike

Exercise those water supply and water filter valves in your home

Exercising a valve is important. Valves are a key part of every house’s plumbing. I am referring specifically to your water lines. There are three valves pictured here. There are two ball valves on the left. The far-left valve is open with the handle in line with ball valve body. The other ball valve is closed with the handle perpendicular with the valve body. The far-right valve is a gate valve. The valve is opened by turning the round handle counter clock-wise and closed by turning clock-wise when looking at the top of the valve. Home owners should know where the water supply valve, hot water heater supply valve and any water filtration bypass valves are located. Exercise (close and open) these valves at least once per year, so when time comes that you need to use them, they are not stuck open without getting ugly. Kind Regards, Mike www.aquaserve4u.com