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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:
$1,647.00 $1,523.47*

Item 24-48 Hours To Ship
4-6 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:
Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:
$1,956.00 $1,809.30*

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
Feb 24,2015
Great Experience

Matt is extremely knowledgeable. He was available and eager to help every time I had a question about the System. Very satisfied with his answers. Great job.

- George Nastase
Bear, Delaware
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 24,2015
Frameless Shower

We recently updated our main bath and added a tempered glass enclosure that turned out absolutely beautiful, but we were concerned with water spotting due to the municipal water supply. The Pelican system has more than met our needs and was simple to install.

- Chet
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 21,2015
Best product out there

Have had my whole house system now for over 2 years. It's been working perfectly, as I have expected. There is no other system like PELICAN.

- Jim Nelson
Roseville Mn
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 21,2015
Great Job

I just sat here reading and reviewing for two hours. i finally called to ask some questions and was connected to a very awesome and helpful Richard. Assisted me in the decision to purchase and then finalized and completed the transaction while on the phone. Stellar guy and great job. Thanks Richard. V/R James

- James
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 21,2015
Great experience

I spoke with Richard Steele. He was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the system. He was able to answer all my questions on performance, installation, and limited maintainance and assured me that the company would be there if I needed any further help. The process was quick, easy and the 90 day satisfaction guarantee will allow enough time to see if it really does what I expect it to.

- Gregory Wallen
Holiday, FL
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 21,2015
Great customer service.

I received an email about your one day sale so I called the number in the ad. Richard Steele answered my call. I had several questions about your product which I had researched and he was extremely helpful. I told him that I could not afford to do the whole house combo which was my first choice, but I was interested in the whole house filter to start with. He explained to me how to add the softener later when I was ready. He had several suggestions and explanations on the installation and care. He was very patient and very helpful.I very much appreciated his help.

- Richard Kahler
Phoenix, Arizona
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 18,2015

Customer service was wonderful. Jason helped immensely with my initial questions. Delivery was prompt. My plumber was able to install in less than 4 hours. A friend and I had it installed at the same time and we have been quite pleased. "I have suds for the first time" Looking forward to the continued improvement over the next few weeks.

- JS
Albany, GA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 17,2015
Customer service

Very friendly and helpful!

- Trang Le
Vienna, Va
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 17,2015
Reverse Osmsis System

Just wanted to give a shout out to Jeff EXT 220 and Pelican for the Pro 6-stage Reverse Osmosis System. I received it and installed it the same day. Did my research before deciding what type and brand to purchase. I'm a 49yr old female and was able to install every bit of this system by myself. Love that Pelican offered line videos. My system works perfect even though we have low water pressure. No regrets at all and the water tastes great! I'm very happy with my purchase. Thanks for offering a great product!

- Debra Foster
Ashland, KY
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 17,2015
Great work!

I am very pleased and the sales person was Very nice and explained everything to me, The unit arrived the next day. thanks for your prompt service. Bill

- Wm Hutchings
The Villages Fl
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 17,2015

Best investment I have ever made. Did a lot of research on different systems on the market Decided to look into Pelican due to their salt free unit. My water was yellow and I assumed it was iron in the water. I was planning to buy the whole house system with iron removal. Did the online test kit first. Saved me a thousand dollars when the test showed low iron in the water. Test results still could not explain why my water was yellow. Bought the PSE 2000 with UV to correct other areas and improve my water. Within 5 minutes of running water at the kitchen sink....yellow colored water was gone. Amazing! Immediate difference in the shower as well. Spend the money and do the test first!

- Benjamin OKeefe
Redmond Oregon
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 16,2015
Durable shower head

Thank you Jeff ext 220 for your kind expertise! We love our shower filters and they are perfect for our condo! Mary

- Mary
Orem, UT
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 15,2015
great customer service

Company has outstanding customer service, starting with the sales rep that still takes care of clients long after the purchase:) and including dedicated tech support for any inquiries, would highly recommend the products that deliver.

- Luda Semenova
Pasadena, CA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 14,2015

Very customer friendly, thank for all your help. I have had this system for 6 or 7 years, Love it. Thanks

- Terry Pope
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 13,2015
Amazing Pelican

We bought the filter two years ago with a new house. I explored soft water, but had a problem locating a salt tank, drain, etc. I received an email about no-salt water softeners... I don't recall that when I got the water filter. All my problems are solved. Pelican, you rule my house. Thanks for the great technical help and explanations when I ordered the softener. I can hardly wait!

- Jim Kerrigan
Newport Beach, CA


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.

Water Shield Auto-Ship Program Includes Free Delivery Water Shield Program – Replacement Filters & Parts