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Benefits of a High Flow Water Softener Alternative
Hard water minerals – like calcium and magnesium – can wreak havoc throughout your home. Scale buildup in your piping and appliances can reduce their effectiveness, cause dingy and stiff laundry, require expensive fabric softeners, stain your plumbing, and cause spotting on your dishware. If you have high demands on your home water, we have a high flow solution for you. With a Pelican High Flow Water Softener Alternative, you can enjoy the peace of mind of hassle-free, higher quality water throughout your whole home. Pentair recommends that you test your water for hardness levels using our 16-Point Rapid Water Test before purchasing a salt-free softener alternative, to be sure the technology is right for your home water. Other features include:
- No electricity required to operate
- Produces zero water waste
- Comes with a 5 micron prefilter to reduce sediment and debris from your water (only with model #NS1354-P)
Lengthen Appliance Efficiency
Save Money with No Salt Refills
Effective Reduction of Hard Water Scale Buildup
How it works
Water enters the prefilter where particulates larger than 5 microns in size will be reduced. This filter is placed before (prefilter) or after (postfilter) the conditioning process. Only included with Model #NS1354-P
Calcium Carbonate Crystal
The media contains nucleation sites that initiate the formation of calcium and magnesium crystals on the media, reducing the dissolved “hard” minerals and the hardness from the water as well as the scaling potential. The movement of water and friction among the media granules rubbing against each other cause fragments of the newly grown crystal structures to be splintered off the media and released into the passing water.
Movement and Friction
Those free-flowing calcium carbonate crystals continue to travel through the plumbing system as suspended particles, which buffer the effects of hard water scaling. This effect is most beneficial when you get to your water heater. When heated, the water’s scale potential increases and the seed crystals absorb the additional calcium that would otherwise form scale.
Water Softening Solutions Comparison
Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative
|Pelican High Flow Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative System
|Whole Home Solution||X||X||X|
|Neutralizes ions, leaving in beneficial minerals
|On-demand water regeneration reduces waste water
|No electricity required to operate
|Multiple sizes available for any size home
|No salt refills necessary
|For homes with excessive water use (or 6+ bathrooms)
|Reduces foul taste and odor associated with chlorine|
|Optional for light commercial use or apartment complexes||X
|Optional Connectivity to Pentair Home App when paired with the Connected
Salt Level Sensor
|Effective on Hard to Moderately Hard Water||X
|Removes mineral ions, like calcium and magnesium, from water||X
Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative
|This Product||Water Softener|
IAPMO tested and certified to NSF/ANSI 61 for Material Safety.
Which high flow and estate home model is right for me?
Your model will maximize flow throughout your home or property based on daily water usage. A Pentair Water Solutions expert can help you choose the right model for your home.
How much maintenance is required?
Minimal maintenance is needed to keep your water softener alternative operating smoothly. Just replace filters and media as indicated in your owner’s manual.
Does this system filter out chlorine and chemicals?
No. The Pelican High Flow Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative only addresses water hardness. To add a water filtration solution, we recommend our Whole House Filter & Water Softener Alternative Combo.