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.


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