Vortech Systems


Inside view of the Vortech
• High flow design maximizes today’s high efficiency control valve technology
• Environmentally friendly, reduces backwash requirement by up to 30%
• No channeling of media, providing a cleaner more efficient system
• Self-cleaning nozzles
• Permanent attachment of the dip tube makes servicing the control valve easy by keeping the distributor in place, no more re-bedding
• Distributor plate is designed for over 6,500 lbs. load capacity
• Highly efficient softening regeneration reduces annual salt consumption


Inside View of Traditional Systems
• Cones (basket) have a limited surface area reducing flow capacity
• Riser tube and basket is held only in place by the media making routine maintenance difficult when the valve is removed from the mineral tank
• Backwash water creates channels through the gravel concentrating flow through limited areas of the media
• Water channeling creates dead spots around the edge of the mineral tank reducing the effectiveness of the backwash cycle
• Areas within the media bed are not suitably rinsed and lose the capacity to remove the contaminants with every cycle
• Higher flow rates are required to effectively lift media

Designed with conservation in mind, Watts Vortech™ water softeners and filters feature high performance media, state of the art control valve technology and the new Vortech™ distribution system for greater efficiency.Think Green

In order to regain a softener’s or filter’s ability to remove contaminants its control valve must be able to go into a backwash cycle to effectively “clean” the media before it can be regenerated. Traditional systems produce large amounts of waste water during the backwash process and consume a high volume of salt used to condition the water. Vortech™ water softeners and filters reduce backwash water and frequency by 30% and reduce salt consumption, reducing the impact on the environment.

Why Vortec
Vortech™ distribution systems utilize a more efficient distributor plate design to reduce backwash and improve system efficiency compared to traditional cone & gravel systems. This unique design provides greater “lift” and “action” throughout the entire width of the mineral tank during a backwash cycle, whereas traditional cone and gravel systems channel up through the media causing areas of very limited movement. In addition, because Vortech™ does not utilize gravel.