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Old 06-02-2012, 06:23 PM  
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Just added salt to my water softener that has not been used for 3-4 years

The water is a little yellowish, is this rust?

Can I fix this?

Any damage done to the softener by not filling it with salt it for 4 years?



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Old 06-02-2012, 08:21 PM  
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Full of bacteria, rust, iron, calcium, arsenic, etc....
Replace it.



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if the unit wasn't bypassed is the unit still running with no salt in the tank?

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If there was no salt in the tank then the media is most likely unsalvagable.

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It is very important whether the unit was bypassed or not for that 4 year period. If it was, it should be very close to how it was four years ago. I would run a cap full of bleach into the brine tank to help disinfect it. Then run it through a full backwash. If your showers begin to be slippery in a week or so, your good to go.

If it wasn't bypassed, you may have turned the media into a rock.

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what do you mean by the media?

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The media is the resin that does the actual softening. The particles that the water runs through for ion exchange to take place.



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