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Springwell FutureSoft Water Softener

Jennifer Hansen
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by Jennifer Hansen

Caused by calcium and mineral compounds, hard water is a frequent problem in water systems today, especially with well water systems. While hard water does not negatively affect your health, it may cause scaling on your faucets, pipes, and appliances. It also produces a slippery feel to water, along with a weird a strange taste and odor. Because hard water is so common, there’s a pretty simple solution: a water softener does the trick!

If you’re familiar with how water softeners work, you know that they typically use salt in the filtration process, produce water waste, decrease water pressure, and completely remove the hard minerals that cause the water hardness in the first place, even though those minerals are beneficial to human health. These downsides to the water softening industry have been necessary to produce the desired effects of removing and eliminating scale build-up and the bad taste/odor of the water.

What if there was a way to still get these desired effects without water waste, chemicals, and salt, all while maintaining water pressure and keeping calcium and magnesium in the water? Well, thankfully, there is just a water softener system that does all of this!

It’s just in SpringWell’s character to design a water softener that is truly unique. The FutureSoft Salt-Free Water Softener not only requires no salt, it uses proprietary media and an innovative process called Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC) that converts the minerals to a hard crystal that won’t stick to your pipes, faucets, or appliances. In addition, it conditions your water during this process, leaving the essential minerals. The results are no more scale build-up, more appliance/faucet life, and best of all, it’s maintenance-free and never needs to be replaced!

Key Features of the SpringWell FutureSoft Salt-Free Water Softener

Springwell water softener

Salt-based water softeners use ion exchange to remove hard minerals from water. SpringWell utilizes the FutureSoft media and fluidization that converts the water’s hardness into calcite crystals, so they won’t stick to anything. Salt free water softeners don’t “soften” the water; they condition (or neutralize) it. Since the system does not “trap minerals,” there’s no need for a cleaning cycle to remove minerals.

Unlike salt-based water softeners, this system doesn’t require electricity, use chemicals, or produce water waste, so it’s not only economical, it’s environmentally friendly. It also won’t drop your water pressure. SpringWell exceeds its competitors in high water pressure. For example, an average water softener produces 6-7 GPM for a 1-3 bathroom unit. SpringWell’s softener’s water pressure ranges from 12 to 20 GPM, depending on which unit you buy.

The SpringWell FutureSoft system will reverse the damaging effects of corrosion on your home’s plumbing and appliances and prevent 99.6% future scale build-up. This naturally increases the lifespan of your plumbing, pipes, and appliances.

This system comes with three models: the FSI (1-3 bathrooms), the FS4 (4-6 bathrooms), and the FS+ for seven or more bathrooms. All models recommend an operating pressure of 20-80 PSI and an operating temperature of 34-120 F. The FSI produces a flow rate of 12 GPM, the FS4 a flow rate of 15, and the FS+ features a flow rate of 20 GPM! Designed to protect plumbing and appliances under high temperatures and low or high water usage, this water softener is as durable as they come.

Best of all, once installed, that’s it! This system never needs replacing, and all parts come with a lifetime guarantee, an unbeatable offer from SpringWell.

What Comes with the SpringWell FutureSoft Salt-Free Water Softener

The SpringWell FutureSoft Water Softener comes with an installation kit, as well as the parts you need to install this system. When your package arrives, you will get the following:

  • SpringWell conditioner tank
  • Pre-filter housing
  • Sediment filter
  • O-ring for pre-filter housing
  • Mounting bracket
  • Spanner wrench
  • Hose bib assembly
  • Bypass valve
  • Gasket and lube
  • 1-inch MNPT fittings (two)

SpringWell offers a six-month money-back guarantee and a lifetime warranty on all parts. In addition, the customer service from this company is stellar. Customers repeatedly reported that the representatives are friendly, helpful, and go above and beyond to help.

What to Expect with the SpringWell FutureSoft Salt-Free Water Softener

Springwell whole house water softener

First of all, SpringWell prides itself on same-day shipping, so you can expect your water softener to arrive quickly. As far as the installation process, SpringWell states that if you are familiar with plumbing and piping, you may be able to install this system on your own. They provide detailed instructions, along with an installation video. However, if you’re not the “handy” type, you may need to hire a professional to install this water softener.

Once this water softener is installed in your main water line, you will notice a plethora of benefits. If you live in a newer home, the system will protect your plumbing, hot water heater, dishwasher, washing machine, and other appliances. If you live in an older home, your pipes and heating elements will be cleaned out, which may take up to 90 days, because of the efficiency of this process.

When you wash your hands or take a shower, you will notice a better lather with less soap, ensuring a cleaner feel. That former slippery water feel will be gone. When you clean your appliances, the hard water spots will easily wipe off. Many customers noted immediate improvements in deposits on showerheads and faucets.

The economic benefits are obvious in many ways. Because this system treats and eliminates scale, all your appliances will last longer, and your energy bill may naturally reduce.

Do note that this system will not show a reduced harness on a water hardness test since it is neutralizing, not removing the “hard minerals,” such as calcium and magnesium.

Pros
  • Prevents and cleans existing scale while eliminating future scale
  • Salt-free technology
  • Gives your appliances a longer life
  • No electricity or water waste
  • Six-month satisfaction guarantee/Limited lifetime warranty
Cons
  • Replacement parts must be ordered from SpringWell
  • Doesn’t actually remove minerals causing hard water, which some people may prefer to remove.

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About Jennifer Hansen
Jennifer Hansen
Jennifer is a clean water enthusiast and the lead editor of Water Filter Spot and created this website several years ago to share information that she's been researching in this industry for over 20 years.Jennifer studied environmental resource science in college and studied Western US water issues, including water policy, water rights, water pollution and environmental concerns.
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2 Comments
  1. Hi,

    One of the cons you mentioned says it does not remove the minerals that causes hard water. Does this mean it does not remove the white chalky stain you see on things? Would the salt based Springwell be better for that? We’re looking for a softener that removes the white chalky stain. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    1. Hi John, thank you for your question. The non-salt based systems like this FutureSoft from SpringWell will also make sure that you don’t have the types of deposits you mention on your surfaces. These systems really do work without salt, but there are some tradeoffs in that some don’t believe they perform as well as traditional salt-based systems. It’s really a personal choice to see what you prefer. Both will do a good job, but the salt-based system is more “fool-proof” in our opinion. We’ve had strong feedback from our readers on SpringWell as a company and it’s a factor of what we rate them so highly.

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