Have you ever been at a restaurant and the soda you got from the soda fountain taste awful!? All restaurants want their soda to taste just like the bottled product, but if it doesn’t chances are their water is not being filtered properly or even at all. Did you know that 83% of soda is WATER!?
Water is a huge part of the ingredients in soda. Now you know why having the right filtration system for your soda fountain machine is very important. But before we get into the filtration part, lets go over the entire process of soda dispensing.
First is the carbonator that takes average cold tap water and combines it with Co2 gas to produce soda water (carbonated water). Then you have syrup pumps, which operate under the power of Co2 gas. Most syrup is mixed 5 to 1 (this means 5 parts Soda Water to 1 part Syrup) so a gallon of syrup makes 6 gallons of finished product. This will make 30 gallons of finished product. Lastly, you have the dispensing unit, which has a cold-plate in the bottom of it’s ice bin, then two electronic valves that control the amount of syrup with soda water that gets dispensed when activated (some have push-buttons on the front, others have metal tabs in the back that you press your cup against.)
As you can see, the first step of soda dispensing is carbonating the water and if the water is not filtered properly then your soda is left tasting really bad and not like the bottled product.
Here at Filter Pure, we have a variety of filtration systems that will help keep your water tasting great. Also, filtration will help prevent damage to your equipment and a longer lasting life to your system. Take a look at our Everpure combination system line.