1. What salt is used by water softeners?
Salt for water softeners is made from refined food grade salt. There are different types, but tablet salt is the most commonly used method. The other types of water softener salt are granular salt and block salt.
Tablet salt is commonly used because it is easily dissolved, it will not build up salt sediment in the brine tank, and it has a high purity.
To ensure the correct function of your water softener, it is very important to use the correct type of salt. All EcoWater water softeners use only tablet salt.
Tablet or pellet salt is compacted at high pressure and is either pillow shaped or like a humbug sweet. It is usually available in 10kg or 25kg bags.