Who manufactures Fleck water softeners?

Pentair Water
Fleck makes water softener control valves, like one shown at the right. Fleck Controls used be called L.W. FLECKENSTEIN, INC. and people would say they had a “Fleckenstein valve.” They are now called “Fleck Controls” and are owned by Pentair Water, a world conglomerate of water-related companies.

How does a fleck valve work?

Fleck Control Valves automatically control the backwash and regeneration cycles for media filters and water softeners to keep your water treatment system working at optimal performance all the time.

What does the piston do in a water softener?

Manufacturers tried to make brine valves out of plastic to combat this issue but found that brass valves still performed better. Less common repairs include a piston going bad. A piston is used to move liquids, and a piston in a water softener helps control water flowing into and out of the tanks.

Should my water softener be on bypass or service?

Always install a water softener with a bypass system. Bypass valves allow you to turn off water to the softener for maintenance while still having water through your house pipes. The inlet and outlet valve connects to the bypass valve. Push in for bypass; pull out for “service” (soft water).

How much does a fleck water softener cost?

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Is Fleck owned by Pentair?

In 1995 Fleck was acquired by Pentair, the world leader in high technology flow control products providing innovative solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications.