All About Water Softener Salt

January 6, 2022

Soft water is a total game-changer. However, once you decide to invest in a water softener for your home, you might find yourself asking new questions. How much salt will my system use? Is that a lot or a little?

One factor that will impact your softener salt usage is the type of system you choose. With a Kinetico water softener, you can expect to use around 80 percent less than a typical system. There are many elements that affect the amount of salt you should expect to use in a softener. Here are a few other factors to keep in mind.

Hardness of water: The amount of sodium in softened water is directly dependent on the magnitude of hardness in the water. If your water softener is doing more work, then it’s possible that more salt will be needed to filter out any impurities.

Family size: If there are lots of people in your home that utilize water, then you’re more likely to use more softener salt. With a Kinetico system, a family of four can expect to use one bag of softener a month, while a family of eight can expect to use twice as much. This is much less than any other water system.

Tank size: The larger the softener tank, the more softening salt that you’ll need per month. Make sure you have the right tank size for your home.

Contemporary water softeners are very efficient, especially water softeners from Kinetico San Antonio. Our high-end water softeners use very little salt and leave behind only pure water for your family to use. Kinetico water softeners also consider usage, which means that your family of four will use less with salt with our product. If you still have questions or you want to have your water tested, give us a call to find out more information.

What’s the Best Salt for my Water Softener?

Want to make the investment in a new water softener for your home? Good decision! Making the switch to soft water will lengthen the life of home appliances and enhance your quality of life. Soft water enhances the taste of home-cooked food and is better for your hair and skin when bathing. While shifting to soft water is a good choice, finding the right water softener can prove to be more difficult. Here are a few factors to consider.


Do some research on your own to gain a better understanding of what makes a high-quality water softener. For example, water softened with salt does not leave scale deposits. Doing some research may save you money and provide equal or higher quality.

Know Your Water Source

Water hardness and softness are not direct, black and white terms. There is a gray area. In short, water is different in every region and to determine what water softener to use, and how much, you need to know the water hardness of your home. Here is San Antonio, we have some of the hardest water in the entire country.

What Salt Should You Use?

Companies like Kinetico San Antonio are available to inform and help homeowners maintain the water softener for their home. We recommend Diamond Crystal Bright and Soft Salt Pellets to use with Kinetico water softeners. They are made with up to 99.8% salt, which will not leave a residue, and are nearly 100% water soluble.

Switching to soft water may seem daunting at first, but water softener companies like Kinetico San Antonio are always happy to inform and help homeowners. Call or visit today for help on all of your water and water appliance needs.

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Kinetico Water Softeners are rated 4.9 out of 5 from over 1,000 reviews.

Jonathan Myers

We're very glad we got this installed. The technician, Alberto, was very polite and thoroughly explained what he was doing and what we would need to do.

Kyle James

Alberto kept me informed on his arrival time. He was professional and exceeded my expectations concerning the install of the water filtration system. I also need to put a plug in for Tracy for her patience and skills at making things happen behind the scenes...a true unsung hero. They both deserve a raise!


I just had my system installed by Alberto and Jay, and I wanted to say that they rocked. Got it all in and gave me some instructions to follow, all while being determined to detail and professional. Thanks, fellas.

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