Installing a water softener is often the most complete and common solution for treating hard water in the home. The first step to installing a water softener is selecting a location for the unit. The unit location should also give you access to an electrical outlet for the power and a drain for water discharge. Test the hardness of the water before installing a water softener. Knowing how hard the water is ahead of time will help you set the softener on settings, and it could help you decide which water softener system is right for you.
Installing a Water Softener
How to install & turn on a water softener; free water softener manuals online
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How to Install a Water Softening System in Your Shower
Whirlpool softeners can be installed by a DIY-er familiar with principles of plumbing or leverage our professional installation network for an affordable hands-off experience. Click here to watch our YouTube installation video! Installing a water softener yourself allows you to work on the project at your own pace and without spending extra money on a plumber.
Water softeners soften the water by removing minerals such as calcium and magnesium and replacing them with a softer mineral — sodium or potassium. Soft water can also make your hair and skin look and feel healthier because hard water can dry them out. Anything over seven grains is considered hard. Water softeners also work to eliminate hard water scales inside pipes and appliances by reducing hard calcium and magnesium that can result in clogs and corrosion. They last about 15 years.