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    Default water softner filters: Can you interchange?

    Have used Kinetico water system for nine years. Happy with it, but I wonder.....do I have to pay them to come out once a year to change water filter? Can I buy a cheaper brand that would do the job and replace it myself? Or maybe just buy a Kinetico filter and do it myself? Any thoughts out there? By the way, I call myself an ignorant female on this topic, but not helpless.

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    Are we talking about that filter that is under a white cap and see through housing?
    The filter that is 4x10?
    Does it look like this?
    The only challenge that I can think of is that if your unit is under warranty and you go and use another filter than theirs... then they may void the warranty on you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by drycreeklabradors View Post
    Have used Kinetico water system for nine years. Happy with it, but I wonder.....do I have to pay them to come out once a year to change water filter? Can I buy a cheaper brand that would do the job and replace it myself? Or maybe just buy a Kinetico filter and do it myself? Any thoughts out there? By the way, I call myself an ignorant female on this topic, but not helpless.
    You can change the filter yourself, but I would not buy a cheap filter. A 20 micron pleated filter should be used which cost about $7.00 and should last 6-12 months.

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