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Puronics Water Softeners: Transform Your Water, Transform Your Life

Experience Unparalleled Water Quality and Unlock a World of Benefits

Do You Need a Water Softener?

Hard water can lead to a multitude of problems in your home. The list goes on, from unsightly soap scum on shower doors and reduced efficiency of water heaters to clogged pipes and irritated skin. A water softener can help you avoid these issues by protecting your home’s plumbing system, prolonging the lifespan of your appliances, and providing you with cleaner, more comfortable water for everyday use.

Hard water map in the USA

Some parts of the country has no need for softeners, but others, like the areas around El Paso, Texas, have some of the hardest water in the country, making it necessary to have some type of softening to protect 

How Does a Water Softener Work?

Water softeners are designed to remove hard minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which can cause scale buildup, affect the performance of appliances, and leave your skin and hair feeling dry. Using an ion exchange process, water softeners replace these hard minerals with sodium ions, resulting in softened water that’s gentle on your appliances, plumbing, and your body.

The Secret to Water Softening and Filtration

Carbon Filtration is the first line of defense

While all water softeners that use ion exchange are designed to remove hard minerals from your water, not all provide comprehensive water filtration. To achieve the best results, choosing a water softener equipped with a carbon filter is essential.

Carbon filters are designed to remove impurities such as chlorine, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from your water. The filter operates through adsorption, where contaminants adhere to the surface of the carbon, effectively trapping them and preventing them from passing through to your water supply.

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ChloroShield Clearess vs. MicroSilver Bacteriostasis

Two Types of Carbon Filtration Available from Puronics

Activated Carbon infused with Chlorostatic® Clearess Technology and Activated Carbon with MicroSilver Bacteriostasis™ Technology is used in some Puronics water filtration and softening systems to improve water quality by removing impurities. 

Though they share some similarities, they also have distinct differences in their properties, applications, and effectiveness.

Granulated Carbon showing how it filters

MicroSilver Bacteriostasis

Activated carbon with MicroSilver Bacteriostasis (B) is a porous form of carbon produced from various organic materials; this carbon is washed with SIlverShield silver to inhibit bacterial growth. 

Activated Carbon with MicroSilver Bacteriostasis™ Technology:
  • NSF-certified to block chlorine that can affect water’s taste and odor.
  • Blocks Organic compounds, such as pesticides and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • Removes heavy metals like lead and mercury.

The carbon must be replaced after 117,000 Gallons.


ChloroShield Clearess

Catalytic carbon with ChloriShield Clearess (C) is a specially treated form of activated carbon modified to enhance its filtration abilities. This modification involves a wash applied on the carbon’s surface, which increases its ability to filter chemicals from the water.

Catalytic Activated Carbon with ChloroShield Clearess Technology:
  • Removes chlorine: catalytic carbon effectively removes chlorine, which can affect water’s taste and odor. This results in improved water quality for drinking and cooking.

  • Removes chloramines: Catalytic carbon filters excel at removing chloramines, a water disinfectant commonly used as an alternative to chlorine. Standard activated carbon filters are less effective at removing chloramines.

  • Reduces hydrogen sulfide: Catalytic carbon filters effectively reduce hydrogen sulfide, which can cause a “rotten egg” smell in the water. This contributes to better-smelling and -tasting water.

  • Catalytic carbon filters can break down complex organic compounds, such as pesticides and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), regular activated carbon filters may not effectively remove that. This ensures a higher level of water purity.

The carbon must be replaced after 2,000,000 Gallons.

Explore Our Puronics Water Softener Models

Pick the model with the filtration media Type (B or C) that is right for you.

Defender Water Softener - Durable and Efficient Softening in El Paso.

Defender IGen

Ideal for smaller homes with standard water hardness levels. (Only a Water Softener)

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Hydronex IGen

A high-performance solution designed to remove hardness levels and inhibit bacterial growth

hydronex high performance water filtration system

Hydronex IGen C

Remove chlorine and chloramine from your municipal water system with this high efficiency softener.

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Terminator IGen

Three stage water treatment system with a steel tank capable of filtering your water for many years to come.

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Filtramax IGen

A four-stage softener providing the added benefits of suspended solids filtration.