Jul 23, 2012, 06:54 PM
I've read a whole bunch of info on draining and flushing a hot water tank, but I have to do mine about 3 times a year. I have a 40 Gal Whirlpool HW tank, and a Sears Water Softening system. Both of these are hooked up and working properly. My question is, what kind of deposits am I getting in the bottom of my HW tank that is keeping it from performing correctly? When I clean it out, you cannot see any deposits, but when you feel the water coming out of the garden hose, you feel crystals that are small, squarish, and are transparent. Are these Salt/Sodium that is building up inside my water tank and how do I prevent them from happening? OH, I am hooked up to a city water supply and (as far as I know) everything else is working properly.