If you have a large family like I do and live in the city where I reside, then you will appreciated an ingenious tool like the FLECK 2510 SXT water softener. Hard water is not pleasant, especially when it comes to washing utensils, showering and washing clothes. Hard water cannot produce soap lather or interact with soap well, therefore maximizing on cleaning an object.
The FLECK 2510 water softener is a high quality whole house water treatment system that utilizes the ion exchange process, therefore removing minerals that harden water, finally making it soft for comfortable use in the home.
Hard water is known to harm pipes, taps, kettles and other forms of equipment when it comes into contact with them. This leaves them coated with an unpleasant film. Water softener systems like the FLECK 2510 SXT water softener, usually come fitted with tanks that contain resin and a brine mixture. This is beneficial during the ion exchange process where calcium and magnesium are eliminated from the water therefore making it soft.
I liked the fully adjustable, 5 cycle control upflow backwash system found in this series, as it allows for delivery of down flow brining. Thanks to the digital touch pad with a backlit display found on the meter, I was able to control the system with ease.
The FLECK 2510 SXT water softener has a capacity of 25,000 grain. The standard model comes fitted with a 8 by 44 inch mineral tank, a .75 cubic feet of high capacity resin and an 18 by 33 inch brine tank which helps in eliminating excess calcium and magnesium making the water soft.
The standard model also comes with a 3/4 inch or 1 inch bypass valve that not only regulates the mixture of the resin, brine and water but it prevents the overflow of the mixture.
Fleck 2510 SXT Features
Digital control panel
The meter has a digital touch panel that allows the home owner to control the up flow and down flow rates with ease. The digital touch pad is well protected especially in such a working environment where water is constantly present and could lead to damage.
The system comes with a resin tank that is made of high quality material therefore ensuring that it cannot be punctured easily. The high quality material used in the resin tank allows it handle all sorts of internal pressure generated by water.
The system has a square shaped brine tank that is filled with brine which is useful in the elimination of calcium and magnesium. The tank is also made from high quality material which assures the home owner of longevity and long service.
The system is offered to home owners with a 5 year warranty which helps to protect the home owner in case the system gets damaged or is need of spare parts. Thanks to the high quality materials used in the making of the system, it has been found to last more than 20 years.
Meter head with bypass valve
The meter has a bypass valve which works by allowing the flow of water softener into the water as well as allowing the soft water into the house. The bypass valve is made of stainless steel which is a strong metal alloy therefore assures you of long term service. The use of stainless steel ensures that the bypass valve does not rust as it acts as a pathway for the water softener and the soft water.
This is an emergency float device that helps to ensure that the salt tank cannot overflow salt water onto the floor especially if the injectors on the water softener valve get plugged up. Without it, one may end up having a huge mess on their hands.
- The machine is made of high quality material which ensures longevity and long term service
- The system comes with a 5 year warranty which assures the home owner of protection and repairs in case it gets damaged.
- The system has two separate tanks – resin and brine tank – which help to ensure hard water passing through is turned to soft water.
- It has a safety float which helps to ensure that the salt tank does not overflow and cause a mess.
- The price of the system may be too high for most home owners.
Overall, the system worked great and thanks to the high quality materials used, it has assured long term service. Having used the system and determined that it works great, I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars on average.