Whole House Descaler SystemSalt-Free Water Conditioner

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 3.8 out of 5 by 71.
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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

Unlike salt-based softeners, Aquasana's Salt-Free Water Conditioner 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 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 » Water Conditioners vs. Traditional Water Softeners

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

Protect your home and appliances with an Aquasana Salt-Free Water Conditioner.

Innovative Salt-Free 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 technology is proven to reduce scale on internal pipes and plumbing. Unlike salt based softeners, Aquasana's Salt-Free Water Conditioner will not demineralize your water, harm your pipes with harsh salt, or put excessive amounts of sodium waste into our communal water supply.

Rhino Descaling 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's Salt-Free Water Conditioner does not require electricity, drainage for wastewater, or complicated salt replacement.

How It Works

Superior
Salt-Free Water Conditioner

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 Technology

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 Whole House Salt-Free Conditioner 27 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasting water! Installation was straight forward, but the instructions leave a lot to be desired, ie. all there is, is a picture of the completed install. Very few instructions. It would be helpful to show the plumbing "behind" the wall. That picture is far from a "normal" install. We flushed the tanks as directed, but after installing, there was still a significant amount of carbon coming out of the closest faucet. I also drained and flushed the water heater to make sure I had all the carbon out of that. Would have been nice to know that ahead of time, and run a bit of water into a bucket before completing the connection back into the house and contaminating all the lines. The water immediately tasted better (like bottled water). My wife and I both noticed softer water when showering, and she doesn't have to use fabric softener when washing bath towels. The dishwasher also works better, and less scaling on the glasses. I have noticed that there is almost no scale buildup on the faucets or shower heads. However, the scale that was on the shower head has not been cleared off after two months of use. Not a big deal, I can clean that to then insure scale buildup does not come back.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly pleased. Performs as advertised We conducted extensive research and settled on the Aquasana for our high rise condo in Cape Coral, FL, where the municipal water is deplorable. Our local plumbing contractor recommended and installed the Aquasana Whole House system in a small water heater closet. We added the Sterilight UV Filter, and pre, post, and micron filters. The water taste is excellent - as good or better than any bottled water. We've also observed a noticeable improvement in the laundry, shower, and no hard water deposits/spots on the glass shower doors. The system is far superior to salt based and reverse osmosis systems as it does not waste water in the process. We are completely satisfied with our purchase.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Pro: I like the Aquasana system for its simplicity, and no salt only filters to change periodically. Con: There weren't any instruction with the system on assembly of the unit, only a colored diagram of the assembled system. There needs to be drains in the bottom of the pre filter and the micron filter to drain the water before changing the filters or the water sprays all over.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aquasana EQ-AST-WH Home Water Filter-Softener I've just finished installing the Aquasana EQ-AST-WH whole home water softener system. It works well, however, I've not yet done any water testing.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install ordering another one or two for mom&d Hardness of 9. After install hardness of 1 Iron of 9 after install 0
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Worries Only thing ya gotta do is change the primary paper cartridge about every 6 mos. But yer good for years. NO MORE HARD DEPOSITS! Yea!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No salt Bought the system to avoid the salt type softener. Been in about 6 weeks and seems to the be working well. We don't have deposits on shower head or fixtures. Dishwasher seems to get a little deposit on the stainless. We have very hard water with calcium and manganese salts.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gereat Value This product is without a doubt the most ecologically friendly unit on the market. We could not be happier
Date published: 2018-02-09
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 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
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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 conditioner 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

I would like to add a UV and conditioner to my existing system but I don’t see how to add the UV please help thank you 

Asked by: Truman
Hello, It appears you have a question that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 2 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-07-11

Do you know any plumbing contractors in the Charlottesville, VA area who have experience/competence in installing Aquasana systems?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. We are the manufacturer and distributor but we do not have installation technicians in the field. We do work with a network of plumbers across the US who are familiar with and/or certified to install our systems. If you would like to know if there is anyone in your area, please reply with your city, state, and zip code. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-07-01

I bought a house that has this system installed. Does this need any sort of periodic maintenance and, if so what sort of maintenance does it need?

Asked by: HalG
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-06-25

Do you have a whole house system that will remove tannins as well as remove the yellow/brown tint to our water. We have well water. It taste fine but when you fill up the tub it has a yellow/brown tint. Water has been tested results say water was good.

Asked by: Cindy22
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-06-25

How many gallons this water softener?  

Asked by: Mike plumber
Hello Mike, Thank you for your question. The SimplySoft Salt-Free System has been NSF tested and certified to last 600,000 gallons or 6-years, depending on the water usage. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-06-05

do you install the system? I want to purchase a water system for a two bedroom condo which has a lot of minerals in the water. It has apx. 1200 sq. ft. what would be the best size and do you install?

Asked by: BeAnn
Hello, Thank you for your question. Please email us at support@aquasana.com we will be happy to help further assist. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-04-29

Does this system reduce the chlorine in the water

Asked by: Kennedy
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-03-28

I have a softener now for iron. Will this work as a replacement? I currently have no filters. I am on a well and iron is my biggest issue. 

Asked by: Trevor Marsh
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-04-03
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