What Kind of Salt Does My Water Softener Need?

on July 12, 2018 salt

With several salt choices available, it's easy to get lost when trying to choose what salt is right for your water softener. Some of the top types of salt are solar salt, Hardi-cube salt, and red out salt. Let's dive into what makes these salts unique so that you can determine which one is right for your water treatment system.


Types of Water Softener Salt

Solar Salt

First, we will look at solar salt. The process of making solar salt takes three to five years to complete. The salt is made by taking water from a sizeable salty body of water and putting it into interlocking pools. The water is evaporated using natural elements like the sun and wind, hence the lengthy creation time. . Once the salt is ready to harvest, it is washed and then processed into either blocks or tablets for easy use. Solar salt is one of the most popular types of salt for residential water softeners.

Hardi-Cube Salt

Next, there are evaporated salt variations like Hardi-Cube salt. Hardi-Cube salt is a product that some of our customers prefer as it aids in keeping your water softener clean. Hardi-Cube salt is up to 99.8% pure salt and lacks additives making it the most expensive salt variant. This type of softening salt is uniquely compacted for extra hardness.. Hardi-Cube is 100% dissolvable, keeping your salt from mushing together and creating bridges in the brine tank. This allows your tanks to run cleaner and ultimately requires less maintenance.

Red Out Salt

Lastly, Hardi-Cube Red-Out salt is another evaporated salt. This is what we usually recommend to our customers who are on a well water system and is essential in some areas across Indianapolis. It is similar to regular Hardi-Cube salt in that it is wholly dissolvable and keeps the resin tanks clean, but this type of salt is unique because it contains an extra rust removal agent that is vital to treating well water. This rust remover will prevent staining in your household appliances, fixtures, and clothing.

Now that you're well versed in these types of salt, you should have a better understanding of what kind of salt to use in your water softener. Some water treatment companies in your area may even offer a salt delivery service so you don't have to worry about keeping track of refreshing your water conditioner.

If you'd like to learn more about water softeners or have additional questions about choosing the correct water softener salt, talk to the experts at Advantage Water Conditioning today!


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