A salt bridge is when salt cakes together in a salt tank. The best way to avoid a bridge is to only fill your salt tank half way if you don’t go through salt quickly.

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Filling Your Salt Tank

How full should I fill my salt tank?

Since salt is an essential variable to soft water.  Our employees are often asked “How much salt should I put in my salt tank when filling it?”

A family who uses a lot of water can fill the salt tank completely full, but it is strongly recommended the salt tank not be filled until water can be seen at the bottom of the salt tank.  Why?  If the salt tank is filled full and continually topped off with a few bags of salt, it can cause a salt bridge. Read more

Salt Tank Bridge

The water in your home doesn’t feel soft.  The water softener sounds like it’s making soft water and the salt tank is full of salt, but the water doesn’t seem or feel right. After weeks the salt in your salt tank hasn’t moved any closer to the bottom.  The effects of hard water are present throughout the home.  You think to yourself, what could it possibly be?

When this occurs in your home, it is likely a salt bridge.  A salt bridge can be described as salt crusted together to form an empty space between the salt and the water in the salt tank. It appears there is salt in the salt tank, but the salt is only on the top half of the salt tank.  The bottom half of the salt tank Read more