Water Softener Installation

technician installing a water softener in San Antonio

If you’re thinking about investing in a water softener for your San Antonio home, you may be concerned with where it will be placed and how it is installed. The installation process looks a little different for everyone, but we’re here to present you with a general installation scenario.

Although water softener installation may seem like a do-it-yourself project, it requires prior plumbing knowledge and should always be done by a professional. At Kinetico San Antonio, we take care of all the worry, so you can sit back and enjoy your new, soft water.

How Is A Water Softener Installed?

The water softener will usually be placed near the main water supply entry point to ensure the entire house receives soft water. The best placement for a water softener is oftentimes where it feeds into your water heater. This placement not only extends the life of your water heater by feeding it soft water, but it ensures your water softener won’t get damaged by hot water.

Whether you’re opting for our Essential Series, Signature Series or Premier Series Water Softener System, you’ll need room to install your unit. Although our Essential Series is a single-tank system, it still requires space. Our twin-tank and multi-tank-designed water treatment systems need a little more room than the single-tank system, but be prepared to clear space near your main water supply entry point when the time comes for installation.

Kinetico Water Softening Systems

To help you better understand your options, here’s a closer look at three of the water-softening systems we offer.

Essential Series

Essential water softeners use water power to operate, not electricity. Regeneration occurs in a fraction of the time it takes other softeners to come back into service. Its compact design makes it the perfect solution to provide soft water for a smaller household with a low water use rate.

Signature Series

The Signature Series uses a twin-tank design to provide your home with endless soft water. Even during a regeneration cycle, one tank is always in operation while the other is quickly regenerating. Medium-sized homes with more than five people can use the support of a system like the Signature series.

Premier Series

The Premier Series water softeners from Kinetico are some of the world’s most efficient systems. They use a resin mesh compared to the standard resin beads, which allows the unit to adjust to a high water demand. These units are usually marketed to homes with larger pipes or higher water usage. 

Choosing The Right System For Your Needs

After reading that last part, you’re probably wondering which system will you need for your home? Determining the right size water softener for your home is made easy with a simple equation. Multiply your water’s grains per gallon by the amount of water that is used per household, per day. Don’t worry – our team will help with this calculation during your consultation.

It’s important to have a properly sized water softener to maximize efficiency and ensure you never run out of soft water. Another way to determine what system will work best for you is knowing what’s in your hard water. At Kinetico, we provide a free water assessment to help you identify what minerals are in your water and guide you to the best system to help your household.

Reach Out To Kinetico SA

A water softening system can supply your home with dependable soft water year-round. With the help of our dependable technicians, we can install your system safely and promptly so you can enjoy soft water faster. If you’re ready to transform your home’s water supply, contact us today to get started!

Water Softener Products

Explore more Kinetico water systems and decide which is the right fit for your lifestyle.

kineitco premier water softener

Premier Series

Kinetico Premier Series water softeners supply homeowners with the ultimate solution to their water conditioning needs.

kinetico signature water softener

Signature Series

The Kinetico Signature Series of water softeners is the perfect economical choice for many homes. The new Signature Series is modeled after our original water softeners.

Kinetico Essential water softener

Essential Series

Kinetico Essential Series water softeners feature all of the essentials for basic hard water challenges.

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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.


What is hard water?

Hard water is water that contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sometimes iron.

What is water softening?

The process of water softening is taking the minerals in hard water out, which provides clean, soft water to your home.

Why is water softening beneficial?

The minerals in hard water not only clog pipes and appliances, but they also prevent soap from washing off or out of things easily. Having a water softener system installed ensures your appliances will last longer, your hair and skin is healthy, and your detergent is fully washed out of your clothes to prevent fading.

Do Kinetico water softeners use electricity?

No, they’re fueled by the same water we push into your home! That means they’ll never go out when the power does.