Water hardness is a common problem; in fact, 89% of America has hard water of varying levels. Hard water is caused by calcium and mineral compounds, and while it is completely normal and natural, it may cause issues such as scaling on your home appliances, a strange taste and odor, and a slippery feel to the water that never feels quite clean no matter how much soap you use. Thankfully, hard water can be resolved with a water softener, and while there are many great options on the market, a water softener alternative may be even more appealing.
If you need a saltless softener and an anti-scale system, you may be looking at several systems that each target these specific needs. However, with the Pentair Pelican’s NaturSoft® system, you can enjoy softer water, conditioning benefits, AND an anti-scaler, all in one!
Pentair Pelican’s NaturSoft® system, known as America’s #1 water softener alternative, differs from traditional water softeners in many ways. While most water softeners use electricity, and salt, this premium system is salt and electric free. The Pelican NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative is certified for 99.6% hard scale water prevention, keeps beneficial minerals in your water, and requires virtually no maintenance!
Key Features of the Pelican NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative
The Pelican NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative is loaded with features! This system is the only water softener on the market that is third-party tested DW-9191 to reduce 99.6% of scale buildup. This softener can handle water hardness level of 75 GPG (grains per gallon of hardness), which is impressive considering the average salt-free conditioner can only handle a maximum hardness level of 25 GPG. This system is also certified to NSF standards 61 and 42 for safe materials and structural integrity.
The Natursoft® extends the life of plumbing and appliances by treating hard water scale without the use of salt or harsh chemicals. The 5-micron filter system removes sediment and filters it down to 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. As water passes through the system, minerals that cause hard water are crystallized with the salt-free Natursoft® granules that change the chemical composition of mineral elements so they won’t be able to stick to your pipes, shower fittings, and kitchen appliances.
This process is completed with no electricity or water waste, so it’s an excellent eco-friendly choice. Even better, the Natursoft® granules never need to be replaced! Other systems require costly replacements every 3-5 years.
Salt-based water softeners typically remove minerals from the water, specifically calcium and magnesium, in order to reduce water hardness. However, this system neutralizes these minerals rather than removing them. This is a perfect solution since these minerals include health benefits.
You can order this system for 1-3 bathrooms (Model NS3) or 4-6 bathrooms (Model NS6). The NS3 is 9 inches and requires an installation space for the following dimensions:18 x 18 x 49.5 inches. It has a 10 GPM flow rate, and it supports a 25-80 PSI operating pressure and a 36-120 F operating temperature.
Model NS6 is 11 inches wide with the following dimensions: 21x 19 x 59.5 inches. It features a 15 GPM flow rate with a 25-80 PSI operating pressure and a 36-120 F operating temperature.
This system is wrapped in premium stainless steel for extra durability and longevity. In addition, this softener can be installed inside or outside, as long as it is protected from freezing weather.
Pelican Water backs up the NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative with a limited lifetime warranty, which covers the tank, the in/out heads, the valves, the fittings, and the system’s media and housing. This is the most extensive warranty offered in this industry today.
What Comes with the Pelican NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative?
All the parts of this system come ready to install. With this package, you will receive the Sediment pre-filter system (and mounting hardware), the preloaded NaturSoft® system, a bypass valve and 1” fittings, and the user’s installation guide.
What to Expect with Pelican NaturSoft® Water Softener Alternative
One of the best parts about this system is its easy installation and low-maintenance thereafter. Customers claim the installation is simple, and the detailed user installation guide is easy to understand.
You will see results immediately with the Pelican Natursoft® Water Softener Alternative. Your kitchen appliances will run more efficiently, and glassware stains will be a thing of the past. You won’t see scale/corrosion on your plumbing and fixtures, ensuring a longer life.
Your bathroom showers and sink will look cleaner with no soap scum. Another cool perk is that when you use soap, you will notice a better lather with less soap and shampoo, ensuring a cleaner feel.
When doing laundry, you will notice more efficiency in your washing machine. You will need to use fewer detergents to clean clothes, and your clothes will stay brighter with less fading.
The economic benefits are obvious in many ways. Because this system treats and eliminates scale, all your appliances will last longer. In addition, your overall heating costs may be reduced.
The sediment filter needs to be replaced every 6-9 months, and the softener media never needs replacing! One of the best perks is that you can enjoy safe, healthy drinking water with extra minerals anytime. No more bottled water!
Do note that some customers have complained about water spots. However, a water softener does not stop water spotting. It does, however, reduce the amount of heavy cleaning you need to do to remove these spots and will eliminate hard water scale in your pipes and appliances.
The main drawback of installing this salt-free water softener alternative is the upfront cost. However, down the road, you can expect to save money on plumbing, appliance, and bottled water costs, so it clearly pays itself off and then some.
Some customers mentioned that this system didn’t soften the water enough to prevent stains. However, Pelican Water Systems provides an excellent limited lifetime warranty.
- Tested DW-9191 to reduce 99.6% of scale buildup.
- Leaves in beneficial minerals
- Operates without electricity
- Designed to soften water up to 75GPG
- Impressive lifetime warranty
- Upfront cost
- May leave water spots