Water Softener Salt Series: Top Water Softener Salt Brands
Saturday, August 12, 2017
If you have a water softener, you know that you also need to purchase water softener salt to make it work properly. But what are the top water softener brands, and which one is the best to buy? Just like there are several different types of water softener salt, there are also many different brands of water softener salt that you can buy. So, which one is the best? In this article, we will describe the different types of salt: rock, solar, evaporated, and potassium chloride. We will also discuss how they are different and highlight 5 of the top brands in order to help you make the right choice of water softener salt for all of your needs. If you are interested in purchasing the very best water softener, contact the water softener experts at WaterSmart.
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Not all water softener salt is the same, nor does it come from the same source. Read on to find out the different types of water softener salts available and what the difference is between them.
1. Solar Salt
Solar salt, also known as sea salt, is created when seawater is collected in an area and left to dry. The sun evaporates the water leaving behind salt crystals. These crystals are gathered and shipped to markets for various uses. Solar salt dissolves very quickly in water, in fact much faster than other types of water softener salt. Solar salt used for water softeners is usually sold in pellets.
2. Evaporated Salt Pellets
Evaporated salt pellets are the purest form of salt. They are created by heating salt in its raw state to remove any moisture and convert it back to pure sodium chloride. Because it is the purest form of salt, evaporated salt pellets are extremely effective at softening hard water according to watersoftener.com.
3. Rock Salt
Rock salt comes from salt deposits that have formed underground. The salt is mined to extract it from the earth. It is the rawest form or salt and can contain other minerals as a result of soil erosion over the years. These trace minerals may not fully dissolve in water. Rock salt is the least expensive water softener salt. However, you should be aware that it may leave mineral deposits in your brine tank. The purer the rock salt the less likely that this will be an issue.
4. Potassium Chloride Pellets
Potassium chloride is not a salt but it can be used instead of water softening salt as a softening agent. It is more expensive than salt, but according to watersoftener.com, it may be a better choice for people who need to restrict the sodium in their diets.
As there are many types of water softener salt, there are also many different brands. Below we have listed what we consider to be the top 5 brands that are available and why we think they are the best.
WaterSmart is a locally owned business that knows and understands the hard water challenges of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding areas. Contact the water softener experts with any of your water questions. We are always happy to answer you and help you find the best home water solutions for your family.