Occasionally you may need to clean the brine tank - often times this is done after a long vacation, or if you experience a salt bridge.
Empty the Tank
1. Confirm the salt in the tank is soft and movable. If the salt is solidified, follow our Salt Bridge instructions first to soften the pellets or crystals.
2. Remove the existing salt from the tank with a wet/dry vacuum, or manually with a vessel or shovel. Any clean, dry, individual pellets or crystals can be stored for later use.
3. Release the brinewell tube from the side of the tank by removing the cap and unscrewing the hardware holding it to the side of the brine tank:
4. After releasing the hardware, you should be able to lift the brinewell tube up a few inches. The brinewell is a hollow tube, so any salt in the bottom should fall out when it is lifted up. Remove any residual salt from the tank.
Clean the Tank and Refill
1. Set the brinewell back down, and use a damp cloth to wipe out the inside of the brine tank until clean.
2. Reconnect the brinewell to the side of the tank using the hardware, and reattach the cap on top.
3. Fill the tank with 3 gallons of fresh water and then add salt (do NOT add any salt into the brinewell). We recommend filling the tank no higher than 4 or 5 (halfway) to reduce salt bridging in the future. You can allow the salt to drop to level 2 before refilling.