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Question DetailsAsked on 7/14/2014

What is the best water softener system for this area and what is the cost including installation? Water softener

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The Questions area is nationwide - so when you say "in this area" responders haveno idea where you are.

Your best bet is probbly to ask neighbors running off the same water supply, or pumping from the best aquifer, to find out what they are using fro treatment system and brand.

You can find some info on types of systems, what different types of water treatment there are for different problems, and some cost info in the Home > Water Treatment link right under your question.

Once you find out what treatment module neighbors use successfully, unless you are a bit mechanical / device handy, I recommend to people to just get a contract from Culligan or similar nationwide reputable treatment company - installation is free or quite cheap with a 1 or 2 year agreement, they handle the chemicals and maintenance, and if there is a problem it is THEIR problem to solve, not yours. Yes, you can save 25-50% by buying and installing it yourself but you then have to do the maintenance and figure out why your water has gone yucky at times and so forth, which is not something most homeowners are up to doing.

If outside a water "softener" company's service area - like at a cabin or out in the boonies or such, then you are going to have to go with a name-brand and learn to maintain it yourself. Google this search phrase for reviews on various brands -

water softener manufacturer ratings

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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