SimplySoft
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 4.2 out of 5 by 48.
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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

Superior
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

Specifications
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 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pricing, fast delivery! The system I bought was available quickly and as a separate component as opposed to more complicated systems. I only wanted a soft water (not filtration) system and that is what I got at a great price.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from finally clean bathroom bowls! I had a lot of trouble with calcium built up on my appliances and toilet bowl from our hard well water. I purchased this whole house water softener to save my appliances. My husband installed it in about half a day. We had to cut some pipes and move our hot water heater to make room for this filter. I am so happy and releived now that my toilet is clean looking and so far it works. Compared to other systems, the filter is reasonably prices and the whole system was also a great price. It didn't take too much room between our well tank and our hot water heater. This should also save our hot water heater. I am satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Filtering Having a well, couldn't believe how much sludge was being filtered out. Replaced water softener with Aquasana 600. My morning coffee tastes so much better and I have stopped buying bottled water.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome softener!! I've searched high and low for a salt free softener and was so lucky to find this amazing system!! Great company as well!!
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expensive but effective My renter complained about the hard well water at our property and I researched a few whole house softener options. I was wary of the salt-free softeners since I had read mixed reviews but was also apprehensive about traditional softeners that required regular salt additions as well as had adverse environmental impact. I settled on Aquasana purely on a whim. So far my renter is happy :): "...our skin and hair is back to normal and the dishes are looking amazing...". Overall, initial (second hand!) impressions are good (couple weeks of use) and we'll keep an eye on future maintenance and durability.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Salt! We bought the Salt Free Water Softener recently. We have enjoyed getting soft water again after our previous water softener bit the dust. I like the no salt feature especially.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works We have had this installed for 2 weeks now. It does not soften the water the same way a salt-based system does. However, my wife has noticed that her hair feels better after washing. However, the main reason we purchased this was the de-scaling feature. We discovered that it worked yesterday when we made jam. Previously, when boiling water to sterilize the jars the water became cloudy, the jars had film on them and the pot had a white ring around the edge. Yesterday, that was all gone. We were both just amazed.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally no more hardwater Well, this is my very first hard water experience and I refused to go with a salt solution for solving this problem ...... it was relatively easy to install. Our Aqusana Simply-Soft Salt-Free Whole House Water Softener has given us instant satisfaction and "normal/soft water".....
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only the Softener I really have not had the system long enough to give a solid review. I have noticed a bit of black staining in my toilets, but have not cleaned them yet to know if it comes off easy.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only the Softener I really have not had the system long enough to give a solid review. I have noticed a bit of black staining in my toilets, but have not cleaned them yet to know if it comes off easy.
Date published: 2017-04-18
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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

The Life Expediency expires after the 6th year, a customer would need to go out and purchase a replacement? What is the advantage for a customer to purchase this softener? Wouldn't the customer be better off purchasing one with a longer life span?

Asked by: New Customer
You should be able to replace just the main tank: https://www.aquasana.com/replacement-whole-house-filters/600k-gallon-tank which costs ~$450 (10-year one appears to be ~$600!). It's not cheap but at least you don't have to replace the whole unit. The difference between 6 yr and 10 yr full system also appears to be just ~$150 so there is that. If this is your first unit and the 6-year one doesn't work out for whatever reason, you saved yourself $150 :). Not a big advantage - I agree.
Answered by: Contrarian
Date published: 2017-12-15

What do you have to replace in 6 years?

Asked by: VickyE
Hello! After 6 years of use, you will swap out the tank. The pre filter and all existing plumbing can remain in place. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-08

Hello, Could you please tell me if this system takes out Chlorine at all? Also, what is the difference between aquasana and austin springs? Thanks

Asked by: Daniela
Thank you for your question. This is a descaling system. It will help protect your pipes from harmful scale buildup, but will not actually filter your water in any way. Austin Springs is a product line branded and manufactured by Aquasana. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

Will the simple soft unit reduce any water pressure in the house.  Currently building a new house and have a tankless water heater installed. We have a 4 bathroom house and don't want to lose any water pressure. Thanks

Asked by: AJC22
Hello! As long as your home is less than 3500 sq. ft. and you have 3-1/2 bathrooms or fewer, you should not experience any noticeable drops in pressure. Since you have a larger home, we can build a custom system to deal with the typical water capacity of your home, just give us a call at 866.662.6885. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-05

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

Asked by: ArkansasMike
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! SimplySoft is designed to handle hardness levels below 25 GPG and works best with hardness levels at 15 GPG or below.Your hardness level comes out to about 14 GPG, so it is well within the capabilities of our system! We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-11-20

does this come in 1 1/2 or 1 1/4 water supply line

Asked by: nick
Hi Nick, unfortunately we can only offer 3/4 and 1 inch fittings. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-10-12

How difficult is this to install? 

Asked by: Robin
Hello! 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. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-10-12

I recently unpacked and began to install your whole house system with de-scaler. There are no mounting brackets for the cartridge filter assemblies! Are they available?

Asked by: bob lilley
Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you did not receive the mounting brackets with your install kit. Just give our service team a call at 866.662.6885 and we will get those shipped out for you as soon as possible! Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-11-11
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