How is Resin Cleaned When it Gets Dirty?
Often a thorough backwashing will restore the dirty bed to capacity. If this fails, the bed may be agitated or stirred up using a broomstick, paddle or the like. This loosens up dirt which can then be washed out. In severe cases of iron fouling, the bed should be cleaned with a suitable material such as Nalco Fer-Rid, sodium hydrosulfite, etc. upon instruction by the softener manufacturer.