A whole home water filter is designed to remove chemicals that can be absorbed through your skin while bathing or ingested when drinking your tap water. It’s a chemical-free system that filters out heavy metals, chlorine, lead, industrial volatile chemicals, trihalomethanes and hundreds of other toxins.
This product is ideal for those already living in soft water areas and is recommended for bathing, cleaning, and other external use. While the water produced by a whole home water filter is safe for drinking, we recommend a Reverse Osmosis System for drinking water.
Water Filter Features:
- Self-cleans automatically every 10 days
- Low voltage operation
- High-flow design with no pressure loss to the house
- Electronic timer digital display with lithium coin cell power outage backup
Water Filter Benefits:
- Chemical-free system – no chemicals or water softening salt to purchase
- Spend less than $3 per year on electricity**
- Clean filtered water available throughout the entire household (every tap)
- No filter cartridges required
Our speciality water solutions include:
- Superior Series Softener Turbulators
- Superior Zentec Capsulate
- Superior Mini Rack Ultraviolet Systems
- Superior 10 GPM Mini Rack with solenoid valve
- Tannin Filters
Not on municipal water? We have speciality solutions for well water users as well including water solutions for bacteria disinfection, iron, sulfur and manganese filtration, tannin filtration and the like.
For more information about water softener rentals, view the Rental Agreement & Buyout Schedule.
Water Treatment FAQs
If you have concerns or are on low sodium diet, consider using a Reverse Osmosis System after your water softener to treat your drinking/cooking water. Please keep in mind that most people’s daily salt intake comes from table salt, processed foods and soft drinks using salt as an ingredient.
No. Your water must be safe to drink before you condition the water with a softener. If you are concerned about the safety of your drinking water, contact your local health department about getting a bacteria test, or full lab analysis on your water.
With the proper pretreatment and maintenance, the average water softener will not need its resins replaced in its lifetime (20+ years). It is impossible to accurately determine the life of resin since so many factors contribute to the degradation of the resin itself. Proper pretreatment can be as simple as a sediment filter or as complex as a chemical injection system combined with a multimedia bed. This is determined by having your water tested.
This could be due to many different reasons, such as:
- Valve is not regenerating due to a mechanical problem
- Salt may be bridged (become solid) above water that is at the bottom of the brine tank
- The valve could be failing to draw the brine solution out and if you have a float shut off in the brine tank, it would be preventing the brine tank from overflowing (which it would do if the float was not shut off)
- The brine refill control could be clogged, preventing water from refilling the brine tank
Please contact Customer Care at 1 866-887-5567 if your water softener is not functioning properly.
Hard water contains minerals that cause soap to leave a residue. That residue is left behind everywhere the water makes contact (e.g. your hair, your skin, your tub, etc.). With softened water, soap rinses off completely. So what felt “normal” with hard water was actually caused by the friction you felt between your skin and the soapy residue. Your hair, for example, squeaked when you rubbed it when toweling. Remove that residue/friction and it will feel silky because there is no residue left behind. With softened water, you will use less soap/detergent, your hair will have more shine and bounce, your towels will be fluffier and the pores of your skin will not be as clogged with soap.
It depends on how often your system needs to regenerate. The more your softener regenerates, the more salt it will consume. As for the salt level in the brine tank, you can let the salt get down to the point inside the tank where you can see the water just above the salt. When you see water above the salt, it is time to add more. Generally, you will add salt to your brine tank about every 8 weeks.
An average water softener with 1 cu. ft. of resins should use about 6 lbs. per regeneration to achieve an economical 22,000 grain capacity (hardness in grains divided into grains of capacity results in the gallons of water that can be treated before resins are exhausted). It is strongly recommended that you do not put more than 40kg of water softening salt or potassium chloride in the brine tank at a time.
We recommend buying water softening salt for your water softener that is very clean with high purity, around 99.5% salt content. All softeners can also use Potassium Chloride in place of salt. Using impure salt may cause the injectors in the control valve to clog which will require the expense of a technician to have it fixed.