WET SPOT is the original portable water softening system.
WET SPOT works basically the same way as a residential or commercial water softener, only it’s been designed to be portable and is recharged manually, requiring no electrical hook up! WET SPOT is also designed to last-they are constructed out of strong, low maintenance materials that can withstand even harsh marine environments. PVC, aluminum, brass hose fittings, rubber wheels, even our labels are manufactured of a specialized material.
Why use a WET SPOT?
For Wash Down:
Using softwater will help ensure a lasting finish on Boats, RVs, autos, aircraft, etc. The harmful elements left in hard water can dramatically shorten the life of most finishes.
Fill Onboard Water Tanks:
Soft water is much more beneficial to hair and skin. Hard water may leave a film on skin and possibly cause skin irritations. Hard water may also leave behind minerals that can change your hair’s true color. Soft water leaves behind shiny, soft hair that is more manageable. Skin feels soft and smooth.
Soft water also ensures the purest flavor when cooking, because there are no unwanted minerals adding undesirable flavors to foods and beverages-ice tea, coffee, etc. Also, as these deposits build up they reduce the efficiency of heat transfer, so food may not cook as evenly or quickly in pans with large scale deposits
Any appliances and plumbing that use water are also at risk for the abuses of hard water. The dishwasher, washing machine, coffee makers, and other onboard pumps, etc. will have deposits left behind if they are using hard water. When the deposits start building up, supply hoses and water outlets can slow down or become clogged. If soft water is used to run these appliances then there is less maintenance and less chance early replacement of equipment.
How does it work?
WET SPOT removes the hardness by using a resin. The resin carries sodium. When the hard water carrying the dissolved calcium and magnesium come in contact with the resin, the resin releases the sodium and grabs onto the calcium and magnesium ions that are making them hard. Thus, releasing a softer water. If there is dissolved manganese and/or iron in the water, WET SPOT can also remove them.