What is a Simplex Water Softener?
A Simplex Water Softener consists of one vessel containing ion exchange resin. Once the iron exchange resins are exhausted, the Water Softener will go into the regeneration sequence.
During the regeneration sequence that takes about two hours, there will be no water passed through the softener to service. If the water softener is time controlled, it is possible to set the regeneration time to 3am when there is usually no requirement for water.
If the Water Softener is a water meter controlled unit, it is more difficult to gauge what time the Water Softener will regenerate. If a continuous supply of softened water is required, it is advisable to install a Duplex Water Softener.