First Time Hookup Instructions for:
Standard, Double Standard, and Park Model Water Softeners

Step 1: Install inlet Hi-Flow shut off Valve (optional)

Step 2: Connect water source to inlet

Step 3: Make sure softener is standing upright for use 

Step 4: Flush system for 2-3 minutes for the Standard, 4-6 minutes for the Double Standard, and 7-9 minutes for the Park Model Water Softener 

Step 5: Connect outlet to point of use

Step 6: Your new unit is ready for use! 

NOTE: The softener does not require salt or regeneration when received. 

UNIT contains Cation Exchange Resin that is either light gold or light amber to black spherical beads- DO NOT REMOVE RESIN

Regeneration Instructions

Step 1: Remove top cap


Step 2: Use one full 26 oz. box of common table salt for the Standard model, two full 26 oz. boxes of common table salt for the Double Standard Model, and four full 26 oz. boxes of common table salt for the Park Model Water Softener.
In extremely hard conditions, also use 1-2 teaspoons of Super Iron Out for the Standard Model, 2-4 teaspoons for the Double Standard Model, and 4-6 teaspoons for the Park Model Water Softener. 


Step 3: Replace cap, remove outlet hose, and rinse very slowly  

  • Rinse for 12-15 minutes for the Standard Model
  • Rinse for 24-30 minutes for the Double Standard Model
  • Rinse for 50-60 minutes for the Park Model Water Softener
  • Stream of water should just clear the side of the tank


Step 4:
 Increase water flow to fast-rinse

  • Rinse for 3-4 minutes for the Standard Model
  • Rinse for 6-8 minutes for the Double Standard Model
  • Rinse for 10-12 minutes for the Park Model Water Softener
  • Regeneration cycle will be completed when there is no salt taste in the water

Note: Follow specifications listed for each separate model (Standard Model, Double Standard Model, or Park Model Water Softener).   

Back-Flush Instructions

Back flush your Standard Softener every 3 months for 2-5 minutes, Double Standard Softener for 5-10 minutes, and 10-15 minutes for the Park Model Water Softener.  If Back-flush and Re-gen are done together, perform the Back-flush process first.

Step 1: Turn off water and disconnect both inlet and outlet hoses

Step 2: Connect the female/female adapter to the outlet of the softener

Step 3: Connect the water source to the softener outlet

Step 4: Turn water on full (if the water pressure is too strong, turn the water off. Tap the tank against the ground to get the resin to fall back down, and turn it on 75% full)

Step 5: After the recommend amount of time, turn the water off and hook the softener back up

Draining Instructions

You can use either of these two options if draining water from the unit is required.  For both options DO NOT REMOVE top cap or head. 

Step 1: Turn the unit upside down and allow water to drain from inlet/outlet 

Step 2: Use air source applied to inlet and allow water to drain from outlet

Storage Instructions

Before placing the unit in storage or being idle for extended periods:

Step 1: Perform the regeneration process

Step 2: Drain water from unit (do not dump the resin out)

Step 3: Unit is ready for storage

Post Storage Instructions

After extended periods of non-use, sanitize the unit by following the instructions below: 

Step 1: Perform back flush

Step 2: Drain water from tank

Step 3: Remove top cap and mix 1/4 packet of Sani-System with a gallon of water for the Standard Model, 1/2 packet of Sani-System with 2 gallons of water for the Double Standard Softener, or 1 full packet of Sani-System with 3 gallons of water for the Park Model Water Softener

Step 4: Pour solution into tank, put the top cap back on, and let it sit for a maximum of 60 seconds

Step 5: Turn the water on full for 10 minutes and flush the Sani-System out

Step 6: Perform regeneration



Capacity of a Water Softener

How many gallons a softener will approximately make depends on the hardness of the water source and your water usage. To figure out the approximate capacity of your unit, take the grains of the unit (Standard 8,000/Double 16,000) and divide that by the gains per gallon (GPG) of the water source.

Standard Softener
8,000 / 11 GPG = 727 gallons
8,000 / 58 GPG = 137 gallons

Double Standard Softener
16,000 / 11 GPG = 1,454 gallons 
16,000 / 58 GPG= 275 gallons

If you go too long before performing the regeneration process, a few things could happen: your unit may not last very long, or, after the regeneration process, the strips will not test between 0-2 GPG at the output of the softener. This can easily be corrected by performing a special regeneration process.