Water Softener Installation

1. Installation Cost

32,000 Grain Water Softener To Loop $1,395.00

40,000 Grain Water Softener To Loop $1,450.00

48,000 Grain Water Softener To Loop $1,599.00

64,000 Grain Water Softener To Loop $1,699.00

*without loop, price will need to be quoted.

Inside of a Water Softener

2. Water Softener Sizing Chart:

Hardness In
Grains Per
1 TO 23 TO 45 TO 67 TO 8

The “GR” in those figures stands for “grains.” This is one of the common metrics water softener manufacturers use to communicate buyers of the system’s capacity.

A key part of learning how to properly size a water softener is knowing what these measurements actually translate to in the real world.

One “grain” equates to 1/7000th of a pound-worth of minerals that the softener is capable of removing from your water. To achieve the full capacity indicated by a softener’s GR figure, you need to use a specific amount of salt per regeneration cycle, which is usually outlined in the owner’s manual.

You can operate the system using lesser amounts of salt but you won’t achieve the capacity denoted by the unit’s GR figure if you do so. This may be completely fine depending on your needs. The key is to strike a balance between saving money (using less salt) and getting adequate amounts of soft water for your home.

As for the size of the tank, units possessing the capacity range mentioned above (32,000 GR – 64,000 GR) typically range in size from 9” in diameter and 48” in height to 12” in diameter and 52” in height.

If you have an existing softener that you’re looking to replace, the unit’s measurements are usually on a sticker fixed to the side.


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