Salt-Free Water Softener Whole House Softener System

Protect internal pipes and plumbing from scale buildup without the use of harsh chemicals or salt.

SimplySoft Salt-Free Whole House Water Softener is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 20.
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Whole Health

Whole Home Protection

Protect your home's internal plumbing from the adverse effects of iron and scale buildup.

Extend the life of your washing machine, water heater, dishwasher and other appliances.

Whole Health

Effective, Eco-Friendly Solution

Aquasana SimplySoft is better than just a softener. Unlike salt-based softeners, SimplySoft won't demineralize your water by chemically removing minerals nor will it put excess salt waste or chemicals into our environment.

Pure Performance

Innovative Technology

SCM salt-free softening technology naturally and safely reduces scale buildup on internal pipes and plumbing without the use of harsh salt or chemicals. Learn more about SCM technology » Compare the benefits of SimplySoft vs. Traditional Softeners »

Scale and corrosion without SCM protection can build up in your plumbing and appliances.

Protect your home and appliances with an Aquasana SimplySoft whole home solution.

Innovative Salt-Free Softening Technology

Scale Control Media uses water flow to naturally alter the structure of hard mineral ions into a crystal structure that prevents the minerals from binding and forming scale buildup. SCM salt-free softening is proven to reduce scale on internal pipes and plumbing. Unlike salt based softeners, Aquasana SimplySoft will not demineralize your water, harm your pipes with harsh salt, or put excessive amounts of sodium waste into our communal water supply.

Rhino Softening Technology

Pure Performance

Low Maintenance

Never lug around heavy bags of salt again! Long lasting systems are easy to replace and last 6 years. Aquasana SimplySoft does not require electricity, drainage for wastewater, or complicated salt replacement.

How It Works

Salt-Free Softening

Scale Control Media (SCM) technology uses your home's water flow to effectively inhibit scale buildup by transforming dissolved hard minerals into harmless, inactive microscopic crystal particles that are harmlessly passed through your water and down the drain.

  • 6 year life
  • 6 year warranty
  • 90 day guarantee

Effective Salt-Free Softening

Reduces existing scale buildup and extends life of pipes and appliances

Easy to replace and maintain

Lasts 6 years and doesn't require heavy bags of salt

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Product Information

Length: 27"
Height: 46"
Diameter: 9"
Flow Rate (GPM): 7.0 gallons per minute
Capacity (years): 6 years
Aquasana SimplySoft Whole House Salt-Free Softener & Descaler 27 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from I guess it's doing what it's supposed to do? No way to tell. They claim it prevents scale. There is no way to determine if it is actually working. I recommend to the company that they invent some sort of visual test device. For example, a copper pipe with clear window before and after the unit. You look in the window and see buildup in the pipe before the unit, and that it isn't happening to the pipe after the unit. But other than that, it's completely a "trust me" situation.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Don't use the supplied 1" to 3-4" adapters included in the kit...they leak even with Teflon tape! Instead, get the brass ones from your local store, they are super expensive, but won't leak. However... very easy to install if you have basic plumbing and-or mechanical skills. I have a tiny utility room and had to be creative with the install, but was easy to set up.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes Aquasana filters are a great product and simple to install and maintain. I really like have a salt free water softener because we have an on site septic system as salt is bad for septic systems it causes hard pan in the soil. I also like how long the main filters last and the filter cartridges are easy to replace
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent System for whole house Overall an excellent system. It was a little difficult to install, but with the right adapters I was able to get it completely installed in a couple of hours. Water is clean clear and tastes great.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I have had it installed for 6 weeks and have found no difference in my water quality. Very disappointed in this product I thought I would have seen at least a little improvement
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Connectors Need to be Improved I hired a Master Plumber, and he was quite surprised that your connectors were only threaded on one side. He has to glue and tape the non-threaded connector, and we had a slow leak that finally stopped after 1 week.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fixtures Still Water Spotting We're on a well with hard water and had been using a SALT system (Water Boss). This is SO much better and water quality is better too, but fixtures in kitchen and bathroom still spotting somewhat. Dishwasher MUCH better.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Commercial application for steam humidifiers We started using these units to reduce the scaling effects inside the steam canisters of humidifiers in our labs. The humidifiers are necessary to maintain proper production environment to eliminate static electricity problems in our operations . The canisters were loading up with scale very fast and they are expensive to replace. We needed something that would reduce scaling without actually remo
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, just 'simply' works! Three bath house that no longer needs 3 bags of salt a month. Lower water bills too.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works and with quality... We had hard water with scale build up, it is simply gone, not much better than that!
Date published: 2015-05-21
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Aquasana FAQs

  1. How will the water feel on my skin? Is there a slimy feeling?

    Because SimplySoft does not replace hard minerals with salt, your water will not feel slimy or slippery as it would with salt-based softeners.

  2. What grains of hardness or grains per gallon (GPG) can SimplySoft handle?

    SimplySoft is designed to handle hardness levels below 25 GPG and works best with hardness levels at 15 GPG or below.

  3. Will I use less soap and detergent with SimplySoft?

    Yes. Aquasana SimplySoft allows you to reduce your soap and detergent usage by up to 40%, saving you money.

  4. How long will it last?

    The SimplySoft EQ-AST-WH is designed to last up to 6 years.

  5. How do I know when to replace it?

    It is recommended you change out your SimplySoft tanks every 6 years for optimal performance.

  6. Does it eliminate scaling?

    SimplySoft is designed to prevent the harmful effects of scale buildup in internal pipes and plumbing. Our system uses your water's flow to alter the charge of hard mineral ions so they do not bind together to create scale buildup. Unlike salt-based softeners, SimplySoft does not need to remove the hard minerals from your water in order to reduce buildup.

  7. Will the system reduce my hardness or TDS levels?

    No. Our system uses your water's flow to alter the charge of hard mineral ions so they do not bind together to create scale buildup. Unlike salt-based softeners, SimplySoft does not need to remove the hard minerals from your water in order to reduce scaling. Because hard minerals are not replaced by salt or other chemicals, TDS levels will still remain the same even though scale formation is inhibited and SimplySoft is working to protect your internal plumbing.

  8. I still see calcium deposits on my dishes. Is my salt-free softener working?

    Yes. Unlike salt-based softeners that replace minerals like calcium with salt, SimplySoft instead uses the flow of your water to alter the charge of hard minerals so they do not bind to one another to create scale. Because SimplySoft alters the charge of hard minerals to inhibit scale formation and does not replace them with salt or chemicals, hard minerals remain in your water and will pass safely through your pipes and down the drain. If the calcium levels in your water are high enough, harmless calcium spots can still occur on areas where water is left sitting and can evaporate, leaving hard mineral deposits behind on surfaces like glassware, countertops, pots, pans, chrome faucets or stainless steel. SimplySoft is designed to protect the internal pipes and plumbing in your home from harmful scale buildup.

  9. What is hard water?

    Hard water contains a higher than average amount of dissolved minerals (primarily calcium and magnesium), and a higher concentration of multivalent cations (Ca2+ and Mg2+). Hard water is mostly a nuisance as these dissolved minerals can clump together to produce scale, which can harm your internal pipes, plumbing, and home appliances.

  10. Does having hard water mean it is contaminated?

    No, hard water is more of a nuisance than a health issue, and is not considered contaminated. Most water sources in the USA are considered hard. Is hard water safe to drink? Yes, hard water is healthy enough to drink.

  11. Does having soft water mean it is clean water?

    Soft water does not mean clean water. Your water can be soft and still have contaminants present in the water. Is it safe to drink? Yes, soft water is considered potable as long as the water has not passed through a sodium-based water softener. Drinking water from a sodium-based softener increased your daily intake of sodium, which can lead to health problems in sodium-sensitive individuals.

  12. What is a salt-based water softener?

    A salt-based water softener is a system designed to remove/reduce calcium and magnesium from the water by exchanging it with sodium. This is done through an ion exchange resin that alters the molecular structure of the calcium and magnesium from a divalent ion to a univalent ion, making the water "softer." Do softeners reduce chemical contamination? Softeners do not remove chemical contamination themselves, but softeners sometimes have a carbon filter working in conjunction with the softener to treat contamination.

  13. Do I need a licensed plumber to install the whole house filter?

    Yes, Aquasana recommends you have a licensed plumber install the system for you, to ensure that the system is installed properly. Since most licensed plumbers carry insurance to cover any damages caused by an installation error, having a licensed plumber install the system for you will give you the security that the work was done properly and that the installation is backed up by the plumbing company's insurance plan. Not having the system installed by a licensed plumber will void the warranty of all our whole house filter systems.

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User Q & A

Can this system be installed outside?

Asked by: Barbara
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! You can certainly install this system outside, so long as you build some sort of shelter around it to protect the system from UV rays. If you live in an area that freezes often, then you will also need to ensure that it is insulated to keep it from freezing over. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-07-27

do you need a drain for the system

Asked by: rooney
Hi there! None of our whole home filtration systems require a drain line or back flushing! Please feel free to give us a call at 866.662.6885 if you would like to talk to a whole home specialists regarding install requirements. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-07-27

Does this system help with the brown Rusty look that the well water leaves behind

Asked by: Michael
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! This system is a descaler, so its main function is to help break up the calcium in your water and protect your internal plumbing from scale and corrosion. Please contact our whole home team at 866.662.6885 and we will be happy to take a look at your water report and help customize a system for your needs. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-07-27

How many gallons can the saltfree water softener filter before replacement?

Asked by: Eric

What type of maintenance does it need? Such as filters, how often does it need replacement, how much is it? other types of maintenance ? Who can install this ? Do I need an authorized installer for your product ? I'm in zip code 08822.

Asked by: BZMom

our water is very hard 250 ppm will this filter handle that level of hardness to prevent scaling?

Asked by: ArkansasMike

Is this a filtration system as well? Or just a softener?

Asked by: Fishfly73

What do you do after 6 years, replace the whole unit?

Asked by: Roger
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