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Pelican Advantage Series Salt Water Softeners

Pelican Advantage Series Salt Water Softeners

1-3 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:
Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:
$1,599.00 $1,479.08*

Item 24-48 Hours To Ship
4-6 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:
Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:
$1,899.00 $1,756.58*

Item 24-48 Hours To Ship

The Pelican Advantage Series Salt Water Softener provides softened water using salt or potassium. All Pelican Advantage Series salt-based water softeners are metered and only backwash when needed to waste as few gallons as possible.

All systems come standard with high capacity resin tanks, turbulators and a 5-year warranty on the electronic head. If you are looking to purchase a salt-based system and you want the very best then the Pelican Advantage Series is your answer.

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The Pelican Salt Water Softener back to top
  • Large tank size
  • High capacity resin
  • Turbulator included
  • Easy-to-program metered electronic head
  • High flow rate
  • Standard bypass included
  • Chrome tank jacket standard

The Pelican Advantage Series back to top
  • 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Electronic Head
  • Premium Bypass Valve Included for Easy Maintenance
  • Premium 5-Button Programmable Pro Series Electronic Head For Quiet and Efficient Performance
  • Metered Delayed Backwash for Minimal Water Waste, Only Backwash When You Need To!
  • Treated Water Regeneration - For Optimum Performance and Cleaning

How does a salt-based water softener work? back to top

There Are 3 Important Steps To Softening:

  1. Backwashing Phase: This removes dirt from the mineral tank and is part of the regeneration process
  2. Regeneration Phase: The mineral tank is recharged with sodium from the brine tank solution and displaces calcium and magnesium, which is then washed down the drain during the Backwashing Phase.
  3. Rinse Phase: The mineral tank is rinsed with fresh water and loads the brine tank so that it is ready for the next cycle.

As water passes through the mineral tank, the positively charged calcium and magnesium ions are lost to negatively charged plastic beads. The brine tank holds a solution of water and salt that will flush the mineral tank and replace the calcium and magnesium ions with sodium. Recharging cycles are controlled by the meter on the top of the tank (normally once every 7 days).

The Pelican Advantage Series Programmable Head Features back to top
  • Solid state microprocessor with easy front panel settings
  • Three modes of operation: Meter Immediate, Meter Delayed, Time Clock Delayed
  • Double backwash feature, offering optimum regeneration, cleaning and efficiency
  • 36 Selectable pre-programmed regeneration cycles
  • Days override featured 1-28 days available
  • Backwash and brining ability to 21" diameter tanks
  • Downflow regeneration
  • Stores system configuration and operation data in non-volatile memory
  • Battery back-up with up to 8 hour power carry over
  • 12 Volt transformer provides safe and easy installation
  • Provides optimum service and backwash rates
  • Treated water regenerant refill

Modes of Operation back to top

Meter Immediate - When the Water Volume Remaining display has reached zero gallons, a regeneration cycle will be initiated immediately.

Meter Delayed - When the Water Volume Remaining display has reached zero gallons, a regeneration cycle will be initiated at the preset Regeneration Time Of Day chosen during setup (i.e. 1:00 am).

Time Clock Delayed - When the valve reaches its set Days Since Regeneration, a regeneration cycle will be initiated at the preset TurbulatorRegeneration Time Of Day chosen during setup (i.e. 1:00 am). This event occurs regardless of the Water Volume Remaining display having reached zero gallons.

What is a Turbulator? back to top

A turbulator can replace a standard riser tube in most "down-flow" designed water softeners. A turbulator physically moves the resin from the bottom of the bed to the top, stirring up the resin to increase sediment removal and conditioner efficiency. Using a water-stream compression device, a turbulator propels resin beads at high speed to the top of the resin bed, then allows them to settle back to the bottom. Small sediment that may have accumulated in the bed (like dirt or iron) are scrubbed from the resin beads and washed to the drain. So the bed is constantly turned over and reclassified. The result? Resin beds stay cleaner and last longer!

PRO-RO 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis
Are you buying a salt-based softener? Please consider adding an RO.

If you are interested in buying a salt-based water softener, you might consider adding the Pelican 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System to your order. This system removes the sodium from your water and filters additional items, it also adds the beneficial minerals back into your water which is essential for drinking and cooking. Learn more

Disclaimer: The information on this website has not been reviewed by the FDA. Products offered for sale herein are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. No medical claims are being made or implied.

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Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 19,2014
Successful Intallation

With the help of a good friend and neighbor, we installed the system in a small add-on at the back of our house. It is a single tank whole-house system. It works beautifully. We love it. ABQ water is quite hard and causes crusty deposits. We were installing a new kitchen at the same time and did not want that water ruining it .Even our hair looks healthier and shinier.

- Lee M Loyd
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 18,2014
Shipping was fast,everything went very smooth

We ordered our system and it arrived in a few days.I was able to install the system myself.It was pretty much straight forward.We are very happy so far, the system is working like Steve told us it would.We have had our new water system in now for about 6 weeks and we our happy at this time.

- Charles
Mohawk N.Y.
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 17,2014
Superb Product

I am extremely pleased with my new whole house system. The water has never been better and the support before and after the sale has been Superb! Thanks Patrick for reprsenting Peliocan and your product so well.

- Edward Cabrera
Miramar, FL
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 16,2014
Telephone Order

I just completed my order for whole house replacement media. My conversation with Mark Hughes was more than satisfactory; it was uniquely pleasant!

- Kenneth Weingarten
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 15,2014
Customer Service

I want to thank you, as a company, for the good customer service I experience from one of your representatives. His name is Phil, I spoke with him on three (3) occasions, and each time, he extended professionalism, proficiency, and patience. Thank you for your time and services, U. Saafir

- Umar Saafir
Brooklyn, OHIO
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 15,2014
Great Filter

Customer service was great at helping us establish what filter we needed. Easy to install, we did all the installation ourselves. Prices were great too!

- Courtney
Moravia, NY
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 14,2014
Cashmere Water!!!

The journey has been long finding the cleanest water and now we are the happiest family in the world! The first shower using Pelican was as if I was drenched in casmere from head to toe. I just couldn't believe what I was feeling! Pelican water is truly one of the best experience's of my life. I could hardly wait to call Mark Hugh's from pelican and shout the company's praises! Riding the wave of excellent customer service with Mark Hugh's was a delight. Mark understands water and the way Pelican works in an extraordinary manner. He was always available and his service was quick and timely. Every home in the world should have the gift of Pelican water and be touched by the care of Mark Hughs! I will be recommending to my client base this company and Mark. Get ready Pelican your phone will never stop ringing!!!! Bless you Mark and may the abundance multiply in grand and glorious ways!!!!!

- Cheryl Beatson
Annapolis MD
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 13,2014
On day one!

The first shower was yesterday and what a difference, no more kinky hair and my skin was softer. Delighted on day one.

- Paul
Revere, Ma
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 13,2014
Perfect Solution

A perfect solution to our extremely hard water! We love our PS combo! Thank you Jeff! Rob and Mary

- Rob
Cascade, CO
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 13,2014
It works.

We had some trepidation going in; the claims for the Pelican conditioner seemed too good to be true. But it's both good and true. The calcium deposits are a thing of the past, and without wasting tons of water on regeneration cycles or dumping tons of salt into the ecosystem. We also found your customer service rep, Matt, to be extremely courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Kudos all around.

- Edgar Stone
Elk Grove, CA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 13,2014
Very pleased

Remarkable performance without salt! Water tastes great which eliminates the need for bottled water.

- Rene J. VanSteelandt
The Villages, FL
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 13,2014
Amazing product

Bought the salt free, whole house water softener two years ago. This product is amazing. Our water here in South Texas is so hard. After installing it, the chlorine smell and after taste were completely gone. I can now directly drink from the faucet. Mineral build ups on our shower heads and faucets were gone also.

- Ivy
Pharr, TX
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 12,2014
Great Product!

I did a lot of research and am very happy with the water filtration from pelican. It is most noticeable in the drinking water. When peolple come over they can tell my water is different and much cleaner. I am overall very satisfied and would recommend to a friend.

- Simone
Tampa, FL
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 12,2014
Very Good!

We are very satisfied and have recommended your products to all of our family and friends! Thank you! Steve M.

- Steve
Jamaica, NY
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 12,2014
Great Product and GREAT customer service

When I called them few months ago to order COMBO Series, The rep Matt explained the features of the product and gave me a confidence in the product they have. Very happy with the system. Thank you Pelican and Matt.

- sujay
Windermere, FL


National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certification back to top
Structural Tank - NSF/ANSI 44

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should I choose the Pelican Water Softener over the others on the market?
The Pelican line of water softeners is designed with the highest quality materials on the market today. Pelican Water Softeners utilize the top of the line electronic heads along with features that save you time and money. Quality costs more to make, we would rather build quality than apologize for its absence. Pelican Water Technologies is a leader is advanced water treatment and is dedicated to the future of water treatment methods and ways to improve water for the end user.

Q. Can the Pelican Water Softeners be installed outdoors?
The Pelican softeners should be protected against the weather. The electronic head should be shielded from water; a weatherproof cover is available for most models.

Q. How long does the resin last in the Pelican Water Softeners?
The resin life depends on a few factors, amount of chlorine, quality of resin, and number of regenerations. The average life of resin should be 7-15 years. If the chlorine is removed from the water preventing it from reaching the resin with a carbon pre-filter such as the Pelican PC600 or PC1000 than the resin could last up to 25 years.

Q. If I am on a sodium-restricted diet or suffer from hypertension is there a substitute for salt that I can add to the Pelican Water Softeners?
Yes, You can use potassium chloride instead of salt. The benefit is that you will be adding potassium to your water instead of sodium. Potassium chloride is a more expensive alternative but well worth the cost when weighing the benefits.

Q. Will the Pelican Water Softeners remove iron from my water?
Yes, the Pelican Water Softeners will remove all ferrous iron Fe. or clear iron. If other types of iron are present in your water the Pelican Iron Removal Filter is recommended in addition to the Pelican Water Softener.

Q. How much salt is added to my water from the Pelican Water Softeners?
It depends on the hardness level of the original water. For example, drinking a quart of softened water with a hardness of 20 grains of hardness will add 150.0 milligrams/quart, of sodium the equivalent of less than a tablespoon of ketchup or a slice of white bread.

Q. What type of salt should I use in the Pelican Water Softeners?
It is recommended that coarse salt be used, which most grocery stores carry in bulk. Block salt should never be used.

Q. Will I notice a pressure loss after installing a Pelican Water Softener?
With all brands of water softeners there will be a pressure drop. The Pelican Water Softeners are of the highest quality available on the market therefore the pressure drop will be very low compared to most other brands.

Q. Can the Pelican Water Softeners drain line be drained into my septic system and what type of affect will it have on the drain field?
According to the Water Quality Association Technical Papers concerning septic tanks, ect. Concerns about salt and soil absorption rates were dispelled. The increased sodium content in the tanks discharge was shown to have no detrimental effect on the soils ability to absorb water in a normal drain field. Interestingly, certain soil conditions benefited from it. Additionally, when the softener's calcium-rich regeneration backwash emptied into the septic system, the discharge could actually improve the soils percolation. The conclusion drawn from these tests is that the softened water is not harmful to a normally operating septic system or drain field.

Q. Can the drain line be located above the softener?
As long as the water pressure at the softener is not less than 40 PSI and the run of the drain line does not exceed 15, your discharge line may be elevated up to 4 above the system. For each additional 10 PSI of water supply the line can be elevated an additional.

Q. Is softened water recommended for use on my plants or lawn?
If you are using sodium chloride to regenerate you resin, overtime, softened water could be harmful to your plants and other vegetation. It is recommended that the outside faucets be bypassed from the softener.

Q. How much salt will I have to add to the Pelican Water Softener?
A typical home with a family of 4 with 2.5 bathrooms and a hardness of 10 will require a 32,000 grains softener that will regenerate every 11 days. The softener uses about 9 lbs of salt per regeneration, so if your brine tank is full (375lbs) from the start, you will not add salt for about 10 months.

Q. Do I need to know what size my plumbing fittings are before I order the Pelican Water Softener?
No, the Pelican Water Softener System comes complete with and 1 copper and CPVC plumbing fittings and also a drain line for your convenience.

Q. Does the softener filter out chlorine and chemicals from my water?
No, the Pelican softener is a water softener/conditioning system. Its sole purpose is to deal with the hardness in your water and not the contaminants. If you are interested in filtering chlorine and other chemicals from your water, you may want to consider the Pelican Whole House Water Filter and Softening Combo.

Installation Diagrams and Guides

Diagrams / Owners Manual back to top
Owner's Manual for Pelican PS48/PS80 (link opens in new window)

Specs and Product Information back to top
Tank Height:
Tank Width:
Flow Rate:
12 GPM
Connection Size:
Operating Pressure:
25-80 PSI
Operating Temperatures:
36-120 F
pH Range:
Grain Capacity: 48,000
Drain Size: 3/4" (50' Supplied)
18" by 33" Round Brine Tank
Tank Height:
Tank Width:
Flow Rate:
18 GPM
Connection Size:
Operating Pressure:
25-80 PSI
Operating Temperatures:
36-120 F
pH Range:
Grain Capacity: 80,000
Drain Size: 3/4" (50' Supplied)
18" by 33" Round Brine Tank

System Includes back to top
  • Pelican Advantage Series system
  • Brine tank with float and drain line
  • Bypass valve and fittings (1”)
  • 50 Ft. drain line (3/4")
  • Installation guide

Manufacturer's Warranty Information back to top

Pelican Limited Lifetime Warranty on all filter housings, tanks, in/out heads, and the bypass valves against manufacturer's defects.

Pelican Water (“Pelican”) warrants to the end user (“customer”) that its tanks, valves, in/out heads, bypass’s, fittings and housings (“Covered Items”) will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the life of the system. No warranty is made with respect to defects or damaged due to neglect, misuse, alterations, accident, misapplication, physical damage, or damaged caused by fire, acts of God, or freezing.

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