Before Kinetico installation is a GE water softener. Notice the salt build up on the left side of the system. The electronics are also enclosed in a salt water environment. Kinetico systems are non-electric. All in one units like this do not have a very long life and are not recommended by Consumer’s Digest. Also they do not have a dechlorinator. Chlorine is shortens the life of softening medias and is hard on o-rings and gaskets in your home.
Kinetico 2030S water softener and 1030 dechlorinator. The water hardness before the system is 14 gpg and 0 gpg after. The chlorine level before was 1.5 ppm and 0 ppm after. The Kinetico system’s efficiency will reduce the salt usage per regeneration from 6 pounds with the GE to 1.7 pounds. The customer is also now enjoying chlorine free showers.