What is the Best-suited Aqua Conditioner for me?
The flow rate is the volume of water moving through a pipe within a given amount of time. It’s important to understand that undersizing your water conditioner can have adverse effects. Hence, it’s crucial to know the requirement and then take a call. An ideal situation is to have a constant flow rate with pressure.
Flow rates directly affect the system. If the flow rate drops dramatically, the conditioner reduces its efficiency. Whereas, with an increased flow rate at the input, the only sacrifice would be a decrease in water pressure at the outlet.
If your softener is too small as per your needs, it increases backpressure on your water pump, decreases water pressure and increases maintenance cost.
Why get a conditioner that increases your problems than getting rid of them?
You need to know the flow rate of the system where you would like to install. Let us help you understand which models are best suited for your homes.
The flow rate is also known as discharge rate and can be found along with the pump specs/manuals or on the pump itself in Litres per second (LPS), Litres per minute (LPM), Litres per hour (LPH).
For an apartment,
Fill a measured container (for eg. 10L bucket) under a tap and time it
If it takes ~1 minute to fill, then your flow is ~10LPM and for that, you may need model AC9.
If it takes ~2 minutes to fill, then your flow is ~5LPM and for that, you may need model ASM.
In a bungalow, if you have a 2000ltrs tank on the overhead and if you transfer water from bore well or sump tank and,
If it takes ~30 minutes to fill, then your flow is ~66LPM, you may need model AC56.
If it takes ~60 minutes to fill, then your flow is ~33LPM, you may need model AC34.