Water Softener Installation

How is a Water Softener Installed?

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.

If you’re thinking about investing in a water softener, 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 below is a general installation scenario.

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.

Some general requirements for your home’s plumbing include three gallons per minute coming in at the inlet and a water pressure maximum of 125 PSI. The softener will also need to be located near a drain. If your water supply operates off a well, the installation process is nearly identical, assuming your water enters your home at a main point feeding into your water heater.

Whether you’re opting for our Essential Series, Signature Series or Premier Series Water Softener System, you’ll need room to have this installed. Although our Essential Series is just a single-tank system, it still requires spacel. 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.

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 – we’ll help with that 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. We provide a free water assessment to help you identify what minerals are in your water, specifically, and guide you to the best system to help your family. 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.

Premier Series

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

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.

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.