Salt For Water Softener Walmart

As a customer, I was curious about salt for water softener when I purchased a Walmart water softener. The salesman showed me the two available. I asked him which one he favored. He replied, “I would rather have the one that stores the salt in the bottom of your tub.” I asked what the problem was with the other product.

Morton® Clean and Protect® Water Softener Salt Pellets, 40
Morton® Clean and Protect® Water Softener Salt Pellets, 40

“I would put salt in your tub, but not this salt,” he answered. I asked why? “I just don’t want to add salt to my water supply,” he said. “It’s just too much of a hassle.” I tried explaining that he could put chlorine and other chemicals in the water supply and kill the germs and bacteria in the water without adding salt. “No thanks,” he said.

I kept looking for information on the subject of salt for water softener at my local Wal-Mart. I talked to the associate in the supply area who told me that Walmart did have other products on the shelf. I eventually found instructions for a salt substitute available anywhere. It turns out that his preferred product is called Solar Salt.

Morton® Pure and Natural® Water Softener Salt Crystals, 40
Morton® Pure and Natural® Water Softener Salt Crystals, 40

Salt is actually an inexpensive alternative to chlorine and many other chemicals in our tap-water. The only drawback is that it can add to the cost of running your household water softener. To prevent the need to run the system all the time, you should set up a schedule to automatically run the system when you get close to the hottest part of the day. For example, during the evening you should turn the water softener off, and then as the sun goes down you should turn it back on. This will help maintain a regular schedule so that your water softener works at its most efficiently over the course of the entire day.

Windsor Clean & Protect Water Softener Salt Pellets
Windsor Clean & Protect Water Softener Salt Pellets

What kind of salt is used to soften water in a Walmart water softener? My supplier is called Blue Flag and they sell a variety of different salts. Most of their salt comes from a company called saltbox which was bought out of California. I’m told that the salt is certified and that the salt is designed for use with household plumbing systems. The supply container is large enough that you can also put in a larger tub if necessary.

There are two parts to the salt for water softener that I came across. The first is the tub itself. My tub is about 24 inches wide and deep and it easily accommodated my entire family. In addition, the supply container sits on the floor and it also has safety stops on both ends of the tub. It was definitely a pleasant surprise to find out that we could have our water softener sitting right there at the foot of our tub without any problems.

Clorox Simply Salt Water Softener Crystals
Clorox Simply Salt Water Softener Crystals

The second part of the salt for water softener is a special type of strainer. I’m not sure why the strainer is packaged along with the tub but it made the installation much easier. Since the strainer makes sure that only hard water is flushed through the water softener the unit will be more efficient. It took about an hour and a half to install and it came with two replacement heads. The supply and drain connections were easy enough to connect as well.

The salt for water softener that Walmart provides is definitely a great addition to any home. The price is very reasonable and the convenience of having your water softener right there is definitely a great feature to add. If you live in a house with hard water or high salt content you may want to consider adding this salt to your household supply too. Walmart sells plenty of salt for water softeners so you should have no problem finding what you need.

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Ultraviolet Solar Salt Water Softening Pellets, Premium
Ultraviolet Solar Salt Water Softening Pellets, Premium

Morton® Potassium Chloride Water Softener Salt Pellets, 40
Morton® Potassium Chloride Water Softener Salt Pellets, 40

Diamond Crystal® Iron Fighter® Salt Block for Water
Diamond Crystal® Iron Fighter® Salt Block for Water

Morton® Salt Clean and Protect® Water Softener Salt
Morton® Salt Clean and Protect® Water Softener Salt

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Morton® Clean and Protect® Plus Rust Defense® Water

Diamond Crystal Bright & Soft Water Softener Salt Pellets
Diamond Crystal Bright & Soft Water Softener Salt Pellets

Ultraviolet Solar Salt Water Softening Crystals, Ultra
Ultraviolet Solar Salt Water Softening Crystals, Ultra

Morton Salt System Saver II Reduce Iron Water Softener
Morton Salt System Saver II Reduce Iron Water Softener

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Morton Salt SS Demand