Looking for recommendations for water softener companies

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by Mexicanbaseball7, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Mexicanbaseball7

    Mexicanbaseball7 New Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Spring, TX
    I am just about to close on a new home in Spring, TX and was looking for some good recommendations for companies that provide water softeners and the water softeners brands themselves. The house has 4 and 1/2 baths and will have 4 to 5 people living in it from time to time. I have looked for water specs online, but have not been able to find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am new to all of this.
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

    Nov 8, 2005
    Hansville, Washington
    You basically have 3 choices:
    1) Find a local dealer for a national brand with a good reputation in your area and leave everything to him or her. Big names include Rainsoft and Kinetico. Expensive but carefree if your dealer knows what he's doing.
    2) Find a local dealer who builds his own branded systems from components. Big names in control valves include Clack and Fleck. Less expensive than the proprietary systems in (1), carefree if your dealer knows what he's doing.
    3) Find a local or Internet vendor who will sell you the parts to build your own system. Several names pop up regularly on this forum, including ohiopurewater.com, qualitywaterforless.com, freshwatersystems.com, discountwatersofteners.com, cleanwaterstore.com. Read through other threads here and look at some websites to get a flavor for what a DIY project entails. Minor regular attention required on your part once you know what your're doing. Basic plumbing skills and common sense are prerequisites.

    First thing to do, regardless of your treatment choice, is to get a comprehensive water analysis. If you're on a municipal system, they can provide that. If you're on a well, check with your county extension office (http://bowie.agrilife.org/) for sources for testing. Texas A&M does that (http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/). Also determine your softened water need (gallons per day, average and peak) and see if there are any local laws governing softener use (or not).
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
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  4. Anchors Away

    Anchors Away New Member

    Apr 15, 2013
    San Antonio Texas
    Dupure is a good one. I have one in my home. The builder recommends it. As it turns out many of the builders recommend Dupure. Not super expensive and it works.
  5. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    The builders recommend whatever brand the guy that is going to pay him a commission sells.
  6. GatorzFan

    GatorzFan New Member

    Apr 18, 2013
    Daytona, FL
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