Are you dealing with hard water? For instance, your soap dissolves so poorly and leaves film on your skin. In fact, it’s not just the skin alone, but your dishes, cars, clothes and other appliances might end up having spots/scales after cleaning. This is definitely not a good sight to behold. Fortunately, all these problems could be fixed using a water softener. That said, below are the top 10 water softener systems to buy for your house.
1. Fleck 5600SXT
Fleck water softeners are among the most trusted brands currently. This 48,000-grain capacity water softener has important features such as a polyglass tank measuring 10×4 inches, a brine tank measuring 15×34 inches and a safety float system.
In addition, it also has a USB drive packed with instruction files and videos making the installation process very easy. Apart from an easy to read display, it also has touchpad controls in the control head.
- Easy to set up due to a USB drive packed with installation instructions
- No low salt light
2. ABCwaters Built Fleck 5600sxt
This whole house water softener is best for those who are on a budget and looking for quality at the same time. It’s easy to use and consumes low power due to the Fleck 5600SXT valve. It can also remove majority of hard water minerals due to the 48000-grain capacity.
- 2 pre-loaded American-made tanks with 10-year warranty
- Availability of installation kit and videos
- Uses the Fleck technology
- Won’t remove iron
3. Pentair 5600sxt-48k-10
This salt-based water softener is very effective with easy-to-use controls. It also comes with a 48000-grain capacity, a standard size brine tank, a control system and a 10% crosslink resin. You can also have a pre-set time for regeneration cycle, thus saving you water, salt and electricity. It’s also fully certified by the WQA which should give you confidence.
- Certified to NSF standards
- Unclear instruction manual
4. Pelican NS3 salt-free water softener
If you’re reluctant to introduce salt into your water, Pelican NS3 Natursoft is the best solution. Certified by the Deutscher Verein des Gas and Wasserfaches’, this well rounded package has a fine pre-filter which effectively removes sand, rust, dust and other sediments of 5 micron size. As for the set up, it comes with connecting nuts, rings and a male npt.
- Super effective
- DVGW and NSF certified
- Lifetime warranty
- High initial price
5. Ispring ED2000
If you’re on a budget and looking for an eco-friendly solution, this electronic water softener is definitely worth a try. One of the main reasons you should go for this softener is because it’s very affordable compared to other softeners. You’ll also not need any handyman to install this system since there is no pipe cutting or any other plumbing work.
- Easy to install
- Salt-free and chemical-free
- Little maintenance needed
- Effects not scientifically proven
6. Aquasana EQ-1000-AST
Coming with a price tag just below $1000, this whole house water softener can also act as a water filter. Its main purpose is to rid your water of pesticides, heavy metals, chlorine and many other contaminants. In fact, it uses the SCM (Scale Control Media) technology instead of salt to soften your water. This technology prevents the hardness minerals from attaching to the surfaces by altering their structure using the water flow.
- Water filter capabilities
- Difficult to install
7. On The Go Portable
Although mainly designed for RV use, this water softener with 16000-grain capacity can also comfortably serve small apartments. Currently in the market, it’s the largest portable model and has a handle on top for easier handling. Also, the regeneration cycle is every 30 days and takes only 30 minutes. Plus, it’s possible to use the regular table salt with this device as well as use the test strips to check if it’s well functioning.
- Can use regular table salt
- Easy to install
- Not suitable for large households
- Flimsy plastic fittings
8. Aquios FS-220
Apart from being a salt-free water softener, this device also functions as a water filter. It uses the Siliphos technology to prevent scale deposits and minimize scale build up in your appliances and pipes. However, this technology doesn’t really remove water hardness. Additionally, it filters your water using the carbon block filtration feature. Carbon block filtration can remove sediments rated up to 5 microns.
- Also a water filter
- Easy to install
- Does not really soften water
- Not suitable for very hard water
9. Eddy water descaler
This electronic water softener device doesn’t use salt to remove water hardness. Instead, an electromagnetic wave is used to change the adhesion properties of the minerals causing hardness. This process prevents the minerals from depositing on your pipes and appliances surfaces. If you’re totally green about plumbing, this is the best softener for you.
- Salt-free option
- Lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee
- Very ineffective around lead or iron pipes
10. Iron Pro 2
Coming with a massive 64000-grain capacity, this one is definitely a beast of a water softener. Additionally, it can also filter iron due to the fine mesh resin feature. To make it even better, it uses the Fleck 5600sxt valve which is rated among the best. It also has an easy to read and use LCD display and touchpad controls. The fine part is that it has a 12×48 inches resin tank and an 18×40 inches brine tank.
- Massive capacity
- Iron filter
- On-demand metered system
- Not easy to install
So, did your favorite water softener system make it in our list? Well, these are the top 10 rated water softeners that you should invest your money and trust on. I’m sure this review article will make your next choice of water softening machine much easier. Kindly leave us a comment in the comments section below.