I've been using a WaterBoss Pro Series 93 for several years. No major
complaints so far. My water is at 38 grains hardness with plenty of
iron. The softener is capable of 75 grains.
It uses very little salt and water per regeneration. Keeps tract of
water usage and regenerates when necessary. Internal 15 micron filter
does a good job at filtering the water and it self cleans during each
Since it's self contained it takes up very little space...looks kind
of like an oversized bread maker. It only holds 110 lbs of salt but
it lasts quite a long time since it only uses 3.8 lbs and 15 gallons
of water per regeneration. Regenertion time is 26 minutes.
For serious iron problems the salt usage and back flush times can be
reprogrammed from the factory defaults for much longer intervals and
more salt usage.
It's easy to take the mechanical sections apart to clean or repair.
I had a pretty bad build up in the impeller section after replacing my
well pump. The piston got jammed and I ended up cracking it trying to
get it out. I called WaterBoss and they had the part at my front door
in 2 days. The customer service is great, they are very knowledgeable
about the products they sell.
When I bought my house it had a huge 2 tank Culligan system with a
mechanical timer. It took up a lot of space and used a ton of salt
and water as regeneration took forever. I hauled it out to the curb
for the garbage man. I personally would never go back to a system
just sold my home with one installed. I used potassium instead of salt. Ran
it on 13 grains and it made a huge difference. New home does not have one
and I need to finger that out as soon as the boxes are put away.
had one for years. Great units! Moved and installed a new one, also put in
two on daughters' houses. Good quality and trouble free.
Their support advice and free parts policy are excellent. Bought at Lowes
with 10% new movers discount. Daughters at HD with 10% movers discount also.
I recommend water boss.
Seamus J. Wilson
GE is not the same as the WaterBoss; two different animals; like elephants
and cheetahs. WaterBoss has a two compartment media tank with a vacuum
packed resin bed in a proprietary and very different media tank. And IIRC,
they use fine mesh resin. I caution using the WB on heavy iron content
waters. IMO, George is lucky that his is working as long as it has; but note
the turbine problem? A problem with most electronic metered control valves
used on heavy iron.. The other brand or its sisters (Sears, Morton, WalMart
NorthStar etc.) should not be used on heavy iron and will not last, as any
of their (GE) honest dealers will tell you. They actually are under
instructions to inform prospective customers of that fact.
As to the WB and its stingy use of water and salt.... it takes 15# of salt
to regenerate one cubic foot of regular resin. Less for fine mesh and SST-60
resins but... to regenerate a softener that has the resin bed totally
exhausted, you have to use the full amount of salt that will do that for the
resin being used. Say 12# for fine mesh, so the little salt used in the
vacuum.packed WB, you'll load the resin with rust and iron on heavy iron
water and you can't expand the bed due to the dual compartment tank. The
resin should fail without resin cleaners and full salt dosage some time in
the future. Any resin manufacturer will confirm this. Maybe even WB
The best heavy iron resin is SST-60, and it has better salt efficiency than
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