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Automatic water softener (or Automatic filter)
A water softener (or filter) equipped with a timing device that automatically initiates the backwash and/or regeneration process at preset intervals. In an automatic water softener, all operations are performed without intervention by the user ( bypass of treated or untreated water, backwashing, brining, rinsing and returning the unit to service).