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Thread: What's the better water softener? Fleck5600SXT or Aqua System Smart choice.

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    Default What's the better water softener? Fleck5600SXT or Aqua System Smart choice.

    Hi,

    I'm trying to decide what water softener to put in my house. Right now I'm deciding between these two.

    Fleck 5600SXT $506 shipped
    http://www.ohiopurewaterco.com/shop/...me.php?cat=179

    Aqua System Smart Choice with a CLACK valve $1000
    http://ilovemywater.com/Res-Products.aspx?ID=13

    I like the Aqua System better, but I don't think it's worth double the money. What is your opinion? Also, I'm thinking about installing a whole hose water filter after the softener, is that a reasonable thing to do? Also, i'm open to other suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Ryan

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    Talking the clack is better

    the clack unit is better than the fleck...

    I am pretty sure you can get a 48,000 grain metered
    clack sent to you totally assembled for about
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    I will have to find the link to the place I saw them
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_siefring23 View Post
    I'm trying to decide what water softener to put in my house. Right now I'm deciding between these two.

    Fleck 5600SXT $506 shipped

    Aqua System Smart Choice with a CLACK valve $1000

    I like the Aqua System better, but I don't think it's worth double the money. What is your opinion? Also, I'm thinking about installing a whole hose water filter after the softener, is that a reasonable thing to do? Also, i'm open to other suggestions.
    You are comparing two very different control valves. The 5600 does not compare very well to the Clack, the 5600 is a 3/4" valve and the Clack is a 1" with many features the 5600 doesn't have. And the Clack you are looking at is not a standard Clack. Nor is the tank it attaches to. And the one Mark suggests is a day timer while the 5600 and the other Clack is metered/demand regenerated.

    Compare my Clack to the others
    http://www.qualitywaterassociates.co...s/clackws1.htm

    What do you want the "whole house filter" after the softener to remove?
    Gary Slusser Retired (= out of business)
    Click Here to learn how to correctly size or program a water softener.
    CAUTION, as of Nov 12 2013 all YouTube videos showing how to rebuild a Clack valve have an error in them that can cause damage.

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    OK, Thanks Gary, I'm ordering a Clack WS-1 from you.

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