So on the outside, this water softener is rather impressive because it is obvious that the manufacturer’s goal was to create a high-quality product. The body is made out of BPA-free plastic, there is a mounting bracket included, steel inlets and the actual design is pretty compact.
Among all, we need to mention that the device is completely salt-free. We aren’t going to talk about any grain here and this is the main difference from all other units in this class. It can be installed outside as waterproofing isn’t an issue. An issue is the freezing temperatures. So as long as you are sure that the unit will not freeze outside, mount it wherever you wish.
It is best is this water conditioner is installed after a 5-micron sediment filter for maximum effectiveness. Additionally, replacement aragonite crystals are not hard to locate. All in all, the properties of this unit allow it to be in the conversation with the best water softeners available.
What Does It Remove?
The water is softened by the very special combination between polyphosphate and the screen filter. This means that calcium carbonate will be completely removed from your water while calcium will still remain intact. Among the two substances that the softener will not remove are chloramine and iron. This shouldn’t come as a surprise because that’s not a water filter.
The salt-free technology, however, is good against limescale. You will notice a significant improvement in the softness of your water. For immediate results, all faucets should be cleaned properly during the time this unit is being installed.
The Contents of the Set
We already mentioned the mounting bracket which comes in the box. This is a vital addition as it will make the installation of the water softener significantly easier and way more stable. The female threads that the softener has are 1 inch in diameter. This will mean that if your pipes are different, you will need to get connectors.
The Poly-phosphate comes pre-loaded in the body. Its volume is 10.5 oz. There are also male installation nipples that you do not need to buy separately. The drain valve is just ½-inch.
What to Expect
You can expect very decent functionality and long work without a lot of issues here. This is important, and it is backed by the manufacturer’s guarantees. You get 6 months satisfaction guarantee which means you are getting a full refund if you return the product during that time. Additionally, all parts have 5 years of warranty.
When it comes to the maintenance of the water softener, replacing the media of the filter is important but fortunately, it won’t need to be done very often. The poly beads are what you want to keep an eye out for. They need to be replenished about once a year. Their suggested life is about 10 months.
- Can be installed anywhere as long as it doesn’t freeze
- Features salt-free softening technology – no resin, no cubic feet calculation, no nothing
- Removes calcium carbonate but calcium stays – you want to have soft water but with all the beneficial substances intact
- BPA-free plastic body
- Media is completely replaceable
- 6-month guarantee and a 5-year warranty on all parts
- Won’t remove iron and chloramine – this is not a filtration system although some softeners have been known to help with that.
- The inlets are 1-inch in diameter – connectors might be needed
- Not the best value for money – if you are willing to pay a little more, you will be able to get a classic water softener