With the Morton System Saver Water Softener, you get an interesting product that might address some specific needs. It is good for small families with not a lot of water usage. Thanks to its small size, you can basically have it anywhere you wish. There’s no secondary brine tank here and the whole design is rather simplistic.
It is important to highlight the compact design of the device. This single tank is only 43 inches tall and it is 17 inches wide. Its proportions will definitely help you conserve some space at home. You need to respect the size of the unit and not expect a huge GPM when it comes to water flow. The number you will get is about 11 GPM. It is still a decent stat, nothing to be negative about.
The capacity of the softener is 30 000 grain. This means that the regeneration cycles will likely happen every 3 gallons. This is not a fixed number because of the Electronic “look-ahead” technology. It will actually “foresee” the amount of water you will use and will plan the regeneration cycles accordingly.
What Does It Remove?
First of all, you will enjoy a reduced use of soaps and detergents. Since the water won’t have so much limescale, you will need a smaller quantity to wash yourself or your dishes. Additionally, everything that you wash will be spotless. Your laundry will be whiter and fresher.
Iron can also be removed even though you do not have a filter in the device. It all depends on using the correct salt. If you install the Morton Rust Remover, the amount of iron will definitely be reduced. Bear in mind that chlorine and its respective taste will not be gotten rid of.
The Contents of the Set
When the unit regenerates, you still want to use your water, right? Well, the built-in bypass valve will ensure exactly that. It comes with the set and you won’t need to purchase it separately. You might only need to buy 1 more regular valve in order to complete the second (the bypass) connection.
Installation can be tricky. That’s why it is best if you contact a professional plumber for the job. A person with a modest knowledge of the matter and without an extensive installation guide will likely struggle to have the water softener properly installed. You have the option of installing the water softener outside but you must live in a warm-weather climate. If it freezes, bad things will happen.
What to Expect
You might have a question about how to assemble and install the product. Customer service is very professional and always at your disposal so use them. This goes even for questions related to maintenance.
Leaks, on the other hand, may also be expected here. The problem lies in the flimsy collar clip which holds the main valve to the resin tank. Ensure that it is tightly fastened for maximum safety as well as functionality.
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- Compact design – fits almost anywhere. No extra parts and components besides the cartridge
- Electronic “look-ahead” – the machine will prognosticate how much water will you use in order for regeneration cycles to be planned
- Can also remove Iron with the proper Morton product
- You use less soap and detergents
- Bypass valve comes with the unit
- Customer service is neat
- May leak if not installed and fastened tightly – the weak spot is the collar clip between the valve and the resin tank
- Will freeze outside if too cold
- The 30 000 grain is frankly not enough
- Water flow isn’t very strong – however, that should be expected from such a lesser unit