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85% of American households have hard water1. Are you ready to take action?
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When choosing a water softening system, it’s important to first understand your local hardness level. Begin your journey to softer water today with our 16-Point Rapid Water Test.
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Our trusted home water experts are standing by to soften even the toughest water. Call us Monday - Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM EST with your hard water questions.
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The Simple Don’t-Forget-the-Salt Solution
Make last-minute salt runs – and living with hard water – a thing of the past. Check salt levels anytime, anywhere with a Connected Salt Level Sensor and the Pentair Home app.
Only for salt-based water softener systems.
- Simple in-app instructions get you activated right away
- Universal brine tank clip fits most side-by-side and softener models
- Provides intuitive alerts to your phone when your salt level is running low
- WiFi & Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled**
Learn about Hard Water
Soft water doesn’t have to be hard. Learn about what causes hard water and identify solutions to help reduce the related water woes.
Get Cleaner, Softer Clothing with Soft Water
We’re shining a spotlight on hard water’s relationship with laundry and how you can achieve fresher, fluffier right-out-of-the-dryer clothes with softer water.
Talk to a Home Water Expert
Get matched with your custom water solution today. Our home water experts are available Monday - Friday, 8AM - 6PM EST to discuss your home water challenges and questions!
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Try a water solution for 90 days and if you don’t love it, send it back.†
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Select systems and products include a limited lifetime warranty under normal use and service.
Frequently Asked Quetions
Who can install a product for me?
If you live in a location where we offer in-home services, our team of residential water experts would be happy to help size and install a new water softening system. You can also call Pentair directly to see if we offer installation services near you 866-777-3469. We If you do not live in one of these areas, we recommend checking with a local plumber or using an existing home services platform. Get started by first testing what is in your water with our 16-Point Rapid Water Test, which tests your water for the most common water woes, including hardness level.
How soon can I get this if I order today?
We ship all in-stock orders the same day when an order is received before 2PM EST. Depending on where you live, the shipment will take up to 7 business days to arrive. You will receive tracking information via the email provided on the order details.
Does the salt-free system help skin/hair/lathering like a salt system?
In short, no. The way salt-free water softener alternatives work is they neutralize, rather reduce or remove, the hard water-causing minerals. These minerals are the same ones that can cause drying out of hair and skin so you will only reap the softer skin/shinier hair benefits with a salt-based water softener system.
Why would I choose a salt-based water softener over salt-free water softener?
It really depends on your lifestyle and the problems you are looking to resolve. For example, our salt-based water softeners use salt to reduce hard water-causing mineral ions, like calcium and magnesium. Water softeners can reduce any level of hard water, resulting in softer skin, shinier hair, longer lasting appliances and less scale buildup caused by hard water. Salt does need to be replenished on a recurring basis, depending on your water usage. Salt-Free Water softener alternatives, on the other hand, neutralize – rather than reduce or remove – hard water minerals. Benefits of a water softener alternative include not having to buy and refill salt, making these systems more hassle-free. They also do not require electricity to operate. You can learn more about hard water or dive deeper into the differences of a salt-based water versus a salt-free water softener alternative in our Education Center.
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Pentair delivers smart, sustainable residential water treatment solutions that empower you and your family to make the most of life's essential resources. Better water doesn’t just come from your tap – our whole home filter systems and softeners reduce contaminants and related effects for refreshing, cleaner water. End-to-end.
Water Softeners from Pentair reduce hard water minerals by swapping out calcium and magnesium ions for sodium or potassium. Water Softener Alternatives, approved for use in all areas with Water Softener laws, prevent hard water scaling and etching without salt replacement bags or electricity. Both solutions address the hard water spots and mineral buildup that can give your appliances and plumbing a hard time.
We pour every ounce of our passion, energy, and ingenuity into creating industry-leading water treatment solutions, services, and technologies that help people, and our planet, thrive. When you insist on Pentair, you can start to look at your glass as “full-full.” Treating hard water shouldn’t be hard – that’s why we connect families with softening and conditioning systems tailored to their needs.