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Thread: Keep 13 year old Kinetico Model 60 or buy new Fleck? Opinions wanted!!

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    The poll looks like a new system.

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    It does indeed....helps me to see summaries of things all in one place.

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    If the Kinetico needs a new disc, I would go with a new softener. The 5600 is good unless you need a larger softener than its max of 2.0 cuft.. Then I'd go with a 2510.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    If the Kinetico needs a new disc, I would go with a new softener.
    Why would it need a new disc? Is it because of the change in number of residents?

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    Hi,Mateo,

    The major difference between all the softeners you list is that the Kinetico is a twin resin tank softener and all the others are single resin tank softeners. Another difference is that the Kinetico requires no electricity and that saves you a little $$$ off your electric bill.
    That difference means that the Kinetico will provide soft water 24/7 and regenerate at exactly the instant it is required day or night or in the middle of a shower. It switches service from one resin tank to the other. For that reason the Kinetico is very efficient in it's water and salt use.

    Single resin tank designs regenerate using a "mathematical guestimate" with a # of reserve gallons added in and usually at 2AM. Some feel that there's no reason for soft water 24/7 but many say why not?

    Considering the size of your family and water use if it were my money I'd go for the Kinetico and then the ECOwater second with the Culligan a distant third.

    Seems that all three dealers enjoy good recommendations from your neighbors so that's a toss up.

    I've been using KCl (potassium chloride) for 10+ years. It works perfectly, my wife's flowers and plants thrive, my septic tank and leach field are happy, and not a hint of sludge. I believe that Kinetico recommends the use of KCl.

    Just a suggestion!

    Wangtao from China

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    Thank you, moderators. We appreciate a clean thread.

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