Water Water Softeners


Veteran Member
Doing research into a water softener to clean up my well water a bit. I have a pretty high iron content and the water in general is about a 16 on hardness. Looks like there are only a few brands out there worth mentioning GE, Whirlpool, and Fleck but I'm having hell finding reviews on which one is the better of the group. anyone have any suggestions?


Knuckle Dragger
Have installed quite a few.

I would only use Fleck controlled units. One piston does everything. Autotrol valves suck.

Look for a resin designed designed to function in high iron water.


Senior Member
I have had good luck with the Kenmore (Sears) brand water softeners. 30+years at 2 homes with no issues. Don’t have one at the current home as the water is perfect. The best I have ever had in 60 years. It is truly unreal how good it is. I am so blessed.