How a Water Softener Works

Hard water is softened by removing the calcium and magnesium it contains. When hard water passes through the softening system's resin bed, the calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are removed through an ion exchange process, so only softened water passes through to your home.  Once the resin bed fills up with hardness ions, it must be regenerated (cleaned).  Salt is typically used in the regeneration process and restores the resin to a "clean" state so the ion exchange process can begin again. 

From multi-tank systems powered by the energy of moving water to a more traditional approach, Kinetico covers all your options. Your local Kinetico water expert will work with you to choose the water softener that's right for you. 

Find the best water softener for your home.

Our water softeners are designed to work brilliantly. Period.

Compact Size - Great Value

Kinetico Essential Series®

  • Budget-friendly
  • Rapid regeneration
  • Very low salt use
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Classic design - Reliable Performance

Kinetico Signature Series®

  • Full automatic
  • Ideal for problem water
  • Outstanding warranty
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BEST SELLER - HIGHEST RATED

Kinetico Premier Series®

  • Highest flow rates
  • Ultra high efficiency
  • Uninterrupted soft water
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Additional Products

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Aerator

A single-tank Kinetico Aerator oxidizes dissolved iron, manganese or hydrogen sulfide so it can be filtered from water.

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Arsenic Guard®

Kinetico's Arsenic Guard® system offers an effective, affordable and dependable solution for homes with arsenic in their water supply.

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Calcite Backwashing Filter

The Kinetico Calcite Backwashing Filter is a dual-tank system that filters turbidity and raises pH, eliminating corrosion problems from acidic water.

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Carbon Backwashing Filter

Kinetico's twin-tank Carbon Backwashing Filter uses a coconut shell carbon media for whole house removal of chlorine, tastes and odors from water.

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