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CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATER SOFTENER

When shopping for a water softener, there are a number of factors to consider. This comparison page and Quality Water Treatment team of experts are here to help you choose the right water softener for your needs.

 

Not sure what size water softener you need? Use our sizing calculator.

 

                                     Water Softener Comparison

     

Best Selling 1″ Upflow Softener

    Softpro® Elite Basic    

 

 Water Softener / Filter Combo System Done Right

       Softpro® Elite Plus

 

 

 

 

Best Selling 3/4″        upflow  Softener             

Softpro® Premiere Pura Optimus Series

 

 

 

 Fleck Water Softeners

Fleck Water Softener 

 

 

The Exclusive Fleck 5812 XTR2 1.25″ High Flow

Fleck 5812xtr2 1.25″ high flow

 

 

 

1″ High Flow rate, Upflow Water Softener. Saves 75% Salt and 64% water  The Only 1″ Upflow Water Softener with added Filter Saves 75% Salt 3/4″ upflow Water Softener. Saves 75% Salt and 64% water Fleck Downflow water Softener VS Softpro The Exclusive Fleck 5812 XTR2 Colored touch screen 1.25″ High Flow
Fully Featured SoftPro® Elite Basic High Flow On Demand Upflow Water Softener The most advanced and efficient water softener system available!

Highflow 1” Valve

Upflow Regeneration and Variable Backwash

75% Less Salt

64% Less Water

High-Quality Neoprene Insulating Jacket

10% Crosslink Resin

10 Year Control Valve Warranty

Lifetime on Resin and Brine Tank

Fully Featured SoftPro® Elite Plus On Demand upflow Water Softener with Filtration feature.

Highflow 1” Valve

Upflow Regeneration and Variable Backwash

75% Less Salt

10% Crosslink Resin

High-Quality Neoprene Insulating Jacket

Mediaguard KDF 55 or 85 filter.

10 Year Control Valve Warranty

Lifetime on Resin and Brine Tank

The added media guard Kdf 55 for city water removes chlorine, heavy metals and Bi -products from chlorine, protecting your resin bed and giving you filtered water though out the whole home ( No more chlorine in the shower )  Or the kdf 85 for well water, removed heavy metals up to 2 ppm Sulfur and is bacteria static, keeps bacteria from growing in the water softener.

 

 

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Softpro® Premiere Pura Optimus Series on Demand Upflow Water Softener.

3/4″ Valve

Upflow Regeneration and Variable Backwash

75% Less Salt

64% Less Water

10% Crosslink Resin

High-Quality Neoprene Insulating Jacket (Optional)

10 Year Control Valve Warranty

Lifetime on Resin and Brine Tank

Warranty: 5 years on valve / 10 years on tanks. VS 10 years on valve / Lifetime on tanks

Downflow regeneration VS Upflow

Uses 75% more salt and 64% more water than the Softpro

8% imported resin

FLECK 5812XTR2 TOUCH SCREEN METERED 1-1/4″ WATER SOFTENER.

This is a 1.25” high flow valve that is highly efficient and easy to repair if ever needed, The most user friendly valve on the market. Easy to remove and replace parts. This valve was manufactured to compete with the Clack valve with a lot of the same features but with the XTR you also get the amazing programming features that NO other valve offers. This is the only 1.25” residential/ light commercial valve available for the DIY’er.

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Metered on Demand Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  yes
1” plastic 1” plastic ¾” plastic ¾” or 1” Stainless 3/4″ to 1-1/4″  NPT, BSP, and sweat.
Flow Rate
24,000
32,000
40,000
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
110,000
 

 

12 GPM
14 GPM
15 GPM
17 GPM
22 GPM
25 GPM
30 GPM
35 GPM

 

 

10 GPM
12 GPM
14 GPM
14 GPM
14 GPM
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

 

6 GPM
10 GPM
13 GPM
15 GPM
18 GPM
19 GPM
21 GPM
N/A

 

6 GPM
9 GPM
12 GPM
15 GPM
18 GPM
 

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
24 GPM
27 GPM
32 GPM
37 GPM

Resin 10% Crosslink chlorine resistant 10% Crosslink chlorine resistant 10% Crosslink chlorine resistant Imported 8% Crosslink USA Made 8% Crosslink
Brine Tank Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Salt Usage 3 to 12 Lbs 3 to 12 Lbs 3 to 12 lbs 12 to 45 lbs 12 to 45 Lbs
Stainless Steel Back Plate No No No Yes No
Warranty Extended
10 yr valve. Lifetime Tanks
Extended
10 yr valve. Lifetime Tanks
Extended 10 yr valve, Lifetime Tanks Standard
5 yr valve,
10 yr tanks
Standard
5 yr valve,
10 yr tanks
Mediaguard KDF Filter N/A Included Optional Upgrade Optional Upgrade N/A
Neoprene Jacket included included Optional upgrade No No
Vortech Tank No No No Optional No
Status Indication Light Yes Yes Yes Yes
Piston Assembly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Backup 48 Hours 48 Hours 48 Hours 48 Hours 48 Hour
Flow Type Upflow Upflow Upflow Downflow Upflow
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A family of 4 using a SoftPro®Water Softener could save 8,280 lbs. of salt!

Salt usage for EVERY regeneration

Resin Tank Size
(in Grains)
UPFLOW DOWNFLOW
24,000 Grains 3 lbs. 10 lbs.
32,000 Grains 6 lbs. 15 lbs.
40,000 Grains 7.5 lbs. 19 lbs.
48,000 Grains 9 lbs. 22.5 lbs.
64,000 Grains 12 lbs. 30 lbs.

 

A family of 4 using a SoftPro®
Water Softener could save 32,400 gallons of water!

Water usage for EVERY regeneration

Resin Tank Size
(in Grains)
UPFLOW DOWNFLOW
24,000 Grains 24 gallons 58 gallons
32,000 Grains 31 gallons 71 gallons
40,000 Grains 44 gallons 89 gallons
48,000 Grains 44 gallons 89 gallons
64,000 Grains 60 gallons 144 gallons

Example: A family of 4 on city water with a hardness of 22 GPG would need a 40,000 GRAIN water softener. The correct size water usage and softener should regenerate at least every 9 days,
but usually regenerates approximately every 7 days. Therefore, a family of 4 would regenerate at least 4 times per month.

Based on a minimum life expectancy of 15 years for a 40,000 grains water softener, the Upflow SoftPro® water softener would save this family 8,280 lbs of salt!

SoftPro® Water Softeners

Our high efficiency and high flow rate SoftPro® water softeners use new technology upflow which provides the best performance and savings that a standard downflow water softener can’t beat. SoftPro® water softeners uses a industry proven internal mechanical piston regeneration process that has been in use for over 50 years.

The standard Fleck water softeners also feature internal piston driven regeneration, but they only regenerate in a downflow manner, like the majority of water softeners on the market. SoftPro® upflow regeneration has the newest technology and has been proven to reduce salt usage by as much as 75% and water usage by 65% over standard, downflow regeneration type systems.

That reduction in salt and water usage can save you as much as $480.00 and 2500 gallons of water every year. No other water softener has the ability. SoftPro® also caries the best warranty in the industry carrying a 10-year control valve warranty and lifetime tank warranty.

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Meet SoftPro®

High Tech combined
with High Efficiency

SOFTPRO® FAQ

  • Why aren’t there any reviews on the SoftPro® softener?

    The SoftPro® Upflow high efficiency water softeners are manufactured by a company that has been in business for over 50 years. They have offices available in the USA and Canada. Quality Water Treatment is the only company to carry the SoftPro® name and we own the Trademark on this brand for proprietary reasons, we are not authorized to list the manufacturer on our website, but the parts are readily available as well as warranty and support.

    Is the SoftPro® Water Softener expensive?

    The salt savings alone far exceeds the cost difference of a SoftPro® over a Fleck. The difference in price is not huge, and the savings over the next 20 years is over 1500.00 dollars. The SoftPro® line has a better warranty, Lifetime on Tanks and ten years on control valve compared to Fleck ten years on tanks and five years on control valve. The only thing not covered under warranty is the resin, which generally lasts 15 plus years.

  • Who handles warranty issues?

    All SoftPro® and Fleck water softener warranty issues are handled directly through Quality Water Treatment. We are a water treatment company that has been in business over 27 years. We are here for the long term, family owned and operated. We stand by our products and are here to help our customers after the purchase, we offer Free lifetime technical support to our customer which know one else offers. The manufacturer makes the approval on warranty coverage but we hold your hand through the process. If you have any support questions after a purchase, please contact us using our contact page or live chat on the website.

    Should I buy a Fleck or a SoftPro® ?

    If you see the value and long term savings in a high efficiency high flow rate water softener that will pay for itself in less than 15 years of usage that is backed by the best manufacture warranty in the industry then the SoftPro® is the right decision for you.

    If you are shopping for a water softener that will save you a little on the initial purchase but will cost you up to 75% more to maintain and operate with basic manufacture warranty, then the Fleck is for you.

  • Besides the great salt and water savings, what’s really
    the difference between the SoftPro® and Fleck?

    The SoftPro® is the new, high efficiency water softener on the Market today. Our competitors sell these systems for hundreds and even thousands of dollars more. The SoftPro® water softener is already programmed to do a (Refresh Rinse) every seven days, so if you do not use enough water it will rinse off the pre-existing hardness minerals and iron attached to the resin and “lifting it up” to prevent channeling of the resin) keeping bacteria build up off the resin bed.

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