The type of salt you use can make a significant difference when it comes to maintaining your water softener system. At LaChance Water Filtration, we are committed to providing our customers with the best advice to prolong the life and efficiency of their water-softening systems. One recommendation we strongly make is to avoid using blue bag salt, even though other companies might suggest it.

The reason behind this advice lies in the quality of the blue bag salt itself. This type of salt is mined and directly packed into bags without undergoing any substantial purification process.

As a result, the salt is often mixed with a considerable amount of dirt and rocks. While this might not seem like a big deal, these impurities can significantly affect your water softener’s performance over time.

Here’s why:

Impurities Clog Your System

The dirt and rocks present in the blue bag salt can build up in your brine tank over time. This buildup can clog the system, leading to reduced efficiency. It also requires more frequent maintenance and cleaning, which can be time-consuming and costly.

Reduced Efficiency

The presence of impurities means that the salt is not as pure as it should be for optimal water softening. This results in the system working harder to achieve the desired level of softness. Over time, this can reduce the lifespan of your water softener.

Potential Damage to Your System

Rocks and dirt can cause physical damage to your water softener. They can scratch the interior of the tank, damage the valves, and even cause the system to malfunction.

To illustrate this point, we’ve seen customers face issues with their water softener due to the use of blue bag salt. Their brine tank was full of dirt and rocks, which had caused the system to run inefficiently. We replaced their tank, gave their water softener a fresh start, and recommended they switch to a cleaner salt option.

At LaChance Water Filtration, we believe in providing our customers with high-quality water filtration and softening systems and the right advice to ensure these systems work efficiently for a long time.

So, what’s the alternative to blue bag salt? We recommend using high-purity, evaporated salt pellets. These pellets are virtually 100% pure sodium chloride, meaning they leave little to no residue, are highly soluble, and help your water softener perform at its best.

Remember, the type of salt you use in your water softener can significantly impact the system’s performance and longevity. By choosing high-quality, pure salt, you can enjoy softer water and a more efficient system for years to come.

For more expert advice and tips on effectively maintaining your water softener, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at LaChance Water Filtration. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with comprehensive guidance and support, ensuring that you maximize the longevity and efficiency of your water softener system. Trust us to deliver the knowledge and assistance you need to enjoy the purest, softest water possible in your home or business.