|Van Dyken Drilling can provide you with the best
possible water with our water treatment systems
Benefits of a water softener
- Soft water extends the life of appliances that use water -
water heaters, dishwashers, cloths dryers, ect by eliminating
harmful build up
- Energy savings by improving the efficiency of your water
- Faucet fixtures do not look spotted and corroded
- Dishes and glasses look cleaner and brighter with less spots
- Use up to 70% less detergent and other cleaning products
- Clothing looks cleaner with reduced fading and fabric wear.
- Clothing life can be prolonged up to 15%
- Skin and hair look and feel better when washed in soft water
About Cuno MacClean Water Softeners
CUNO Water treatment has been in the business of manufacturing
quality water treatment equipment for over 70 years. Originally
founded as Chemical Engineering Corporation by Charles Sidell
in 1934, the company gained national acclaim in later years with its
revolutionary Chem-Free Iron Reduction Systems.
CUNO Incorporated is a world leader in the design, manufacture
and marketing of a comprehensive line of water filtration and
CUNO products have comprehensive warranties backed by an
industry leader in water filtrations and treatment products.
The many benefits of your Cuno/MacCLEAN water softener
- Premium control valve manufactured from composite plastics and designed to provide high
flow rates over a wide range of applications.
- Fully automatic operation
- Monitors water use and regenerates only when necessary, helping to minimize energy use,
water waste and salt consumption.
- Patented one-piece mineral tank has no glue joints or heat welded seams to crack or rust
- Patented CYCLONE distributor scrubs ion exchange resin clean during backwash, helping
reduce system maintenance.
- Patented multi-level salt support shelf – Allows the use of any type of water treatment salt and
reduces maintenance required by helping prevent salt “mushing” and helping keep dirt and
debris away from brine well.
- Unique bypass valve with state of the art design features. Full fl ow bypass valve incorporates
four positions, including a diagnostic position that allows service personnel to work on a
pressurized system, while still providing untreated bypass water to the residence.
What is hard water?
- metal ions react with soaps and calcium-sensitive detergents, hindering
their ability to lather and forming a precipitate—the familiar "bathtub
ring". Presence of "hardness ions" also inhibits the cleaning effect of
- calcium and magnesium carbonates tend to precipitate out as hard
deposits to the surfaces of pipes and heat exchanger surfaces. This is
principally caused by thermal decomposition of bi-carbonate ions but
also happens to some extent even in the absence of such ions. The
resulting build-up of scale can restrict water flow in pipes. In boilers, the
deposits act as an insulation that impairs the flow of heat into water,
reducing the heating efficiency and allowing the metal boiler components
to overheat. In a pressurized system, this can lead to failure of the boiler.
- the presence of ions in an electrolyte, in this case, hard water, can also
lead to galvanic corrosion, in which one metal will preferentially corrode
when in contact with another type of metal, when both are in contact with
an electrolyte. However the sodium (or potassium) ions released during
conventional water softening are much more electrolytically active than
the calcium or magnesium ions that they replace and galvanic corrosion
would be expected to be substantially increased by water softening and
not decreased. Similarly if any lead plumbing is in use, softened water is
likely to be substantially more plumbo-solvent than hard water