Water Softeners

Crusader Water Softeners are made in the USA and are efficient, effective, and durable. They are made with industry-best technology to ensure that the water you are using is gentler, cleaner, and better.

Hard water can be extremely harsh on skin, clothing, dishes, infrastructure, and appliances. With a Crusader Water Softener, you won’t have to worry about the damaging affects of hard water in your home or facility!

At Crusader, we offer 3 different tiers of water softeners. Each system is customizable and can be tailored to your needs. For example, many people choose to pair a water softener with either a drinking water filtration system or specialty filtration system.

Professional Softener

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The Crusader 5810 series of Commercial Water Softeners are suitable for applications up to 135,000 grains of hardness reduction capacity at peak flow rates of up to 35 gpm.

Operation of the Softener
Hard water contains dissolved minerals in the form of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu) & Zinc (Zn). Reduction of these contaminants is accomplished by softening the water through an ion exchange process. As water flows through the mineral tank, the dissolved minerals become attached onto and inside the resin. Over a period of time the resin will be-come saturated with contaminants, and the softener will require regeneration using a sodium or potassium brine solution.

Softening Media – AquaPro 500-1 Hybrid
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial grade strong acid (Cation) Functional Matrix resin with a very high whole bead count, no color throw, physically hard, and is moderately chlorine resistant. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for a long dependable life.

Controller/Meter
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a simplified digital controller, which electronically me-ters softened water flow and makes decisions to regenerate based on water consumption and program settings. Salt dosage is controlled Differentially to maximize efficiency.

Regeneration
These softener models are controlled electronically. A fully programmable microprocessor controls Tank Fill, Percolation, Ion Exchange, Backwash, Rapid Rinse and return to service cycles.

Control Valve
A hydraulically balanced, composite piston slides effortlessly through seals & spacers. All parts in the water-way are either Teflon coated brass or composite Noryl® materials for a long and reliable service life.

Resin Tank
All softener models feature a non-corrosive fiberglass tank, with a one piece thermoplastic inner liner. The tank has a maximum working pressure of 90 psi and a working temperature up to 120°F. The tank is approved by NSF, UL, FDA, and meets WQA Standard S-100. All fiberglass tanks carry a limited lifetime warranty.

Brine Tank
A high capacity brine tank is included as part of the system. The brine tank is a combination brine maker and salt storage vessel and is made of tough, high-density polyethylene. Larger tanks are available for extra salt storage capacity, if required.

Brine System
Brine refill is automatically controlled by the computer to provide the exact amount of brine for each regeneration. The Brine System has a float and safety valve shut-off, which minimizes the chance of overflowing the brine tank. All units are equipped with an air check.

ProGuard & ProGuard Plus
A ProGuard reservoir is included with this system to ensure peak performance and maximum protection from inorganic metals and minerals while maximizing system efficiency.

Deluxe Conditioner

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The Crusader Deluxe series of Commercial-grade Water Softeners are suitable for applications up to 150,000 grains of hardness reduction capacity at peak flow rates of up to 35 gpm.

Operation of the Softener
Hard water contains dissolved minerals and metals in the form of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu) & Zinc (Zn). Reduction of these contaminants is accomplished bysoftening the water through an ion exchange process. As water flows through the mineral tank, the contaminants become attached onto and inside the resin. Over a period of time, the resinwill become saturated with contaminants, and the softener will require regeneration using a sodium or potassium brine solution.

Softening Media – AquaPro 500-2 Hybrid
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial grade strong acid hybrid (Cation) Functional Matrix resin with a very high whole bead count, no color throw, physically hard, and is moderately chlorine resistant. Hybrid media is engineered to encompass all the attributes of 500-1 softening media and leverage all functions of 500-2 Conditioning media when working together with ProGuard or ProGuard Plus. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for a long dependable life. An NSF-approved clarifying media is included to provide crystal-clear water. Food-grade gravel under-bedding ensures uniform flow, minimal pressure drop, and excellent performance.

Filtration Media – ChlorZorb
ChlorZorb is a blend of sustainably sourced activated and catalytic carbons, blended by region to address the unique chlorine or chloramine taste and odors issues that could be in your water.

Controller/Meter
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a simplified digital control, which electronically meters softened water flow and makes decisions to regenerate based on water consumption and program settings. Salt dosage is controlled Differentially to maximize efficiency.

Regeneration
These softener models are controlled electronically. A fully programmable microprocessor controls Tank Fill, Percolation, Ion Exchange, Double Backwash, Rapid Rinse and return to service cycles.

Control Valve
A hydraulically balanced, Teflon coated piston slides effortlessly through a monolithic stack of composite seals & spacers. All parts in the waterway are either Teflon coated brass or composite Noryl® materials for a long and reliable service life.

Resin Tank
All Crusader Deluxe models feature a non-corrosive fiberglass tank, with a one piece thermoplastic inner liner. The tank has a maximum working pressure of 90 psi and a working temperature up to 120°F. The tank is approved by NSF, UL, FDA, and meets WQA Standard S-100. All fiberglass tanks carry a limited lifetime warranty.

Brine Tank
A high capacity brine tank is included as part of the system. The brine tank is a combination brine maker and salt storage vessel and is made of tough, high-density polyethylene. Larger tanks are available for extra salt storage capacity, if required. Brine tanks 24″ diameter and smaller feature a grid plate for maximum saturation of brine.

Brine System
Brine refill is automatically controlled by the computer to provide the exact amount of brine for each regeneration. The Brine System has a float and safety valve shut-off, which minimizes the chance of overflowing the brine tank. All units are equipped with an air check.

ProGuard & ProGuard Plus
A ProGuard reservoir is included with this system to ensure peak performance and maximum protection from inorganic metals and minerals while maximizing system efficiency.

Enhanced Filtration

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The Crusader Enhanced Water system is designed to address hardness, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chlorine tastes & odors in microbiologically safe water at flow rates up to 50 gpm.

Operation of the Filtration System
Hard water can contain dissolved minerals in the form of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), as well as metals such as Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Lead (Pb ), Nickel (Ni), Zinc (Zn), Lithium (Li) and other inorganics. Chemical Pesticides, Herbicides, Chlorine & Chloramine with their disinfectant byproducts can also be found in safe city water. Reduction of these contaminants is accomplished by conditioning & filtering the water through a sophisticated ion exchange process as well as catalysis, absorption, adsorption and physical filtration.

Filtration Media – AquaPro 500-3a, ChlorZorb & Catalytic Activator
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial grade strong acid cation Functional Matrix filtration media with a very high whole bead count, no color throw, physically hard, and is extremely resistant to chlorine oxidation, fouling and attrition. 500-3a filtration media is designed to work together with ProGuard & ProGuard Plus performance enhancers to synergistically function at peak efficiency levels, providing you with the water quality, taste & feel that you desire. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for a long dependable life. ChlorZorb & the catalytic activator work together in synergy to effectively address chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, herbicides, tastes, odors and disinfection by-products. These media are further activated by ProGuard & ProGuard Plus, maintaining a bacteriostatic environment.

Controller/Meter
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a sophisticated electronic control timer, which precisely meters filtered water flow and makes decisions to regenerate based on measured water consumption, elapsed time, and other program settings.

Regeneration & Control Valve
A fully programmable microprocessor controls Tank Fill, Percolation, Backwash, Ion displacement, Backwash, Vortex Rinse, and return to service cycles, ensuring that water quality is according to specifications. A hydraulically balanced, self-cleaning piston utilizes a composite drivetrain and high-resolution optical encoder. All parts in the waterway are either Teflon-coated brass or composite Noryl® materials for a long and reliable service life.

Media Tank
All models feature a non-corrosive fiberglass media tank, with a one piece thermoplastic inner liner. The tank is approved by NSF, UL, FDA, and meets WQA Standard S-100. All fiberglass tanks carry a limited lifetime warranty. The brine tank is a combination brine maker and salt storage vessel and is made of tough, high-density polyethylene.

Brine Tank & Brine System
The high capacity brine tank is a combination brine maker and salt storage vessel and is made of tough, high-density polyethylene. Larger tanks are available for extra salt storage capacity, if required. Brine refill is automatically controlled by the computer to provide the exact amount of brine for each regeneration. The Brine System has a float and safety valve shut-off, which minimizes the chance of overflowing the brine tank. All units are equipped with an air check.

ProGuard
A high-efficiency ProGuard dosing reservoir is included with this system to ensure peak performance and maximum protection from inorganic metals and minerals while maximizing system efficiency.