Soft water is important in the home since it will leave your hair shiny and silky, your skin soft and smooth, your appliances free from build-up, and your water fixtures from scale build-up.

Filling Your Salt Tank

How full should I fill my salt tank?

Since salt is an essential variable to soft water.  Our employees are often asked “How much salt should I put in my salt tank when filling it?”

A family who uses a lot of water can fill the salt tank completely full, but it is strongly recommended the salt tank not be filled until water can be seen at the bottom of the salt tank.  Why?  If the salt tank is filled full and continually topped off with a few bags of salt, it can cause a salt bridge. Read more

Types of Water Softener Salt

It can be difficult choosing among the many different types of water softener salt sold today.  The choices range from pellet, solar, rock, block salt, and potassium chloride  Which salt is best for your water softener?  We dissect the choices and give you helpful information the next time you purchase salt for your water softener.

When choosing a water softener salt, purchase a salt with a low level of impurities or insoluble matter, 99.8% soluble or clean.  By choosing a clean salt, there is less potential of impurities Read more

Salt Tank Bridge

The water in your home doesn’t feel soft.  The water softener sounds like it’s making soft water and the salt tank is full of salt, but the water doesn’t seem or feel right. After weeks the salt in your salt tank hasn’t moved any closer to the bottom.  The effects of hard water are present throughout the home.  You think to yourself, what could it possibly be?

When this occurs in your home, it is likely a salt bridge.  A salt bridge can be described as salt crusted together to form an empty space between the salt and the water in the salt tank. It appears there is salt in the salt tank, but the salt is only on the top half of the salt tank.  The bottom half of the salt tank Read more

An Essential Appliance…A Water Softener

Many times a water softener is overlooked as an essential appliance in the home.  Think not.  A water softener should be rank high.  Why?  A water softener allows other appliances throughout the home to last longer by removing hardness and iron from the water.  This benefit alone should make a homeowner want to have a water softener in their home.

The first step to having a water softener installed in your home starts with a home water test. It is essential to have a home water test Read more

Water Softeners ‘Very Best’ Energy Savers

Homeowners do not need to live with hard water and the effects listed above.  A Kinetico water softener will eliminate the hard water in a home and let the homeowner live a clean, soft water life.  Kinetico water softeners use a demand initiated regeneration allowing the homeowner to save on money and water.  The twin tanks allow the home to have soft water 24 hours per day.  There is no need to adjust for either more or less water usage at a specific time the Kinetico adjusts to your water use. Read more