Benefits of the Water Softener Alternative with NaturSoft Salt-Free Technology
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. Our Water Softener Alternative with NaturSoft Salt-Free Technology can give you the conditioned water you desire without the slippery feeling. For the best results, Pentair recommends that you test your water hardness level using the Pentair 16-Point Rapid Water Test before purchasing a salt-free softener alternative, to be sure the NaturSoft 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
- Durable stainless steel design
- DVGW certified to be 99.6% effective at reducing hard water effects
Save Money With No Salt Refills
Improve Appliance Efficiency
Reduce 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.
Calcium Carbonate Crystal
The media contains nucleation sites that initiate formation of calcium and magnesium crystals on the media reducing the dissolved “hard” minerals which reduces the hardness from the water and, as a result, 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 fragmented 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||Carbon Water Filter & Water Softener Combo System||Water Softener|
|Whole home solution||X||X||X|
|Neutralizes ions, leaving in beneficial minerals
|On-demand water regeneration reduces waste water
|No electricity required
|Multiple sizes available for any size home||X||X||X|
|No salt refills necessary||X||X|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Fiberglass|
|Reduces foul taste and odor associated with chlorine||X|
|Optional Connectivity to Pentair Home App when paired with the Connected Salt Level Sensor||X|
|Effective on Hard to Moderately Hard Water||X|
|Removes mineral ions, like calcium and magnesium, from water||X|
|Explore Products||This Product||Carbon Water Filter & Water Softener Combo System||Water Softener|
Water Softener Alternative with NaturSoft Salt-Free Technology
IAPMO R&T to NSF/ANSI 61 for Material Safety.
DVGW DW-9191 Certified for 99.6% hard water scale prevention.
Limited Warranty Coverage
For Pentair product(s) Softeners and Tank Filters. The products are warranted to be free from defects in material and/or workmanship under normal use and service for the following:
The resin/media tank and brine tank (if applicable), will carry a ten (10) year warranty from the date of shipment. The valve body will also carry a (10) year warranty. The Media will carry a five (5) year warranty on municipal water, and a one (1) year warranty on well water. The electrical will carry a five (5) year warranty. Any replacement product(s) provided by Pentair pursuant to this Limited Warranty will be warranted only for the remainder of the original limited warranty period or thirty (30) days from the date of shipment, whichever is longer.
The following are specifically excluded from the Limited Warranty coverage provided herein:
- Defects or problems not reported to Pentair during the applicable warranty period.
- Any products manufactured by other companies that are used in connection with Pentair product.
- Problems resulting from the alteration, modification, misuse, abuse, neglect, improper care, maintenance or negligent use, including but not limited to unprotected outdoor installation of any Pentair product.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this system filter out chlorine and chemicals?
No. Our Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative only addresses water hardness. To add a water filtration solution, we recommend a Whole House Filter & Water Softener Alternative Combo.
How much maintenance is required?
Minimal maintenance is needed to keep your water softener alternative system operating smoothly. Just replace filters and media as recommended in your owner’s manual.
How much water does this system treat?
The maximum flow rate is 15 GPM. For large properties, we recommend the High Flow & Estate Home Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative for the best performance.