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what size water softener do i need

It’s a question Pelican’s customer service staff field with some frequency: What size water softener do I need? It’s also a fair question—you don’t want to purchase a water softener that is insufficient to the task, but you don’t want to pay for a softener with unnecessary capacity. To understand how to go about sizing […]


At Pelican, we’re often asked why we’re so proud of our salt-free water softeners. We offer several answers. Salt-free softeners are better for the environment, produce no briny wastewater, and are less costly to maintain because you don’t have to purchase salt to regenerate the water softener tank. This leads to another question—exactly how much […]


I hate hard water mineral deposits with every fiber of my being. That’s not an exaggeration—I loathe the dirty brown stains that develop on my faucets and in my sinks, mocking me with their stubborn refusal to budge. When it came time to choose a water filtration system for the home, I selected a point […]

Woman looking for fluoride in her water

In the light of recent drinking water crises in the country, many concerned owners have decided to take action and protect themselves from potential contaminants found in drinking water. Even in treated drinking water, a common concern is the presence of fluoride, which many city districts use to flush out other chemicals and minerals in […]

hilltop houses in santa paula

The City of Santa Paula, California banned the use of salt-based water softening systems, but estimates up to 1,200 households still use such systems, which release environmentally-damaging chloride salts into wastewater. Under a new initiative introduced in June of 2015, residents still using salt-based softeners can take part in a buy-back program offering up to […]