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Can I put bleach in a water softener?

I would like to turn off my water softener and flush bleach into it in order to get the bleach into my water heater. Will this damage the water softener?

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by Manage My Life
December 5th, 2011
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A small amount of bleach (maybe 1-2 cups) into the brine well is not going to hurt anything with the softener. More than that and it could become a problem. Make sure you cycle (recharge) the softener before you drink water from the softener.

You may be able to shut the water off and take inlet to the water heater loose and put bleach in that way rather than run it through the softener. But doing so with the softener is not going to cause problems just so long as you make sure to cycle the softener before you begin "using" the water again.

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by Manage My Life
December 6th, 2011
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