How often should I add salt to my water softener?

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As with just about anything else, the frequency with which you add salt to your water softener depends on how much water you use and how hard your water is.

If you’re a family of five with three teenagers who all shower daily, your water use is going to be more than twice that of a husband and wife who are empty nesters (at least!). At a minimum, you should check the brine tank once every two weeks and keep the tank at least one third full with salt for optimum water softening.

We also recommend taking a look at the table of salt dose and backwash frequency provided in the installation manual for your water softener. AquaMate can also ease your mind when it comes to adding salt by setting up a regularly scheduled visit to monitor salt use and to add when necessary. Salt delivery and pick up is available as is a free water test. Call us at 914.579.2800 or contact us here.