Water Softener Price Comparison and EXTRA Costs You MUST Know

Before doing a water softener price comparison, let’s talk about what water softeners actually cost. And take a closer look at the different factors that determine what a water softener will cost.

How Much Do Water Softeners Cost?

Home water softener prices typically start at $500 (United States) or £575 (United Kingdom) for a basic model.And prices can go well over $5000 for heavy duty or technically advanced softeners.

You can get cheaper softeners that start at $199, but they have a smaller capacity (e.g. for a caravan or trailer) and are portable softeners. But you can not use them for a whole house.

Commercial water softeners cost more money as they tend to have a very large capacity and larger machines. Pricing starts at $ 1,500 (United States) and £ 1,300 (United Kingdom) and rises to over $10,000 for bespoke modes that typically need to provide soft water around the clock for heavy industrial purposes.

Water Softener Brands List

Water Softener Price Comparison

There are literally hundreds of water softeners on the market. This means that is is literally impossible to get the price for every single one. Especially as prices are always changing, certain models are being removed from circulation and new models being added everyday.

Please consider the water softener price comparison table below as an ongoing project.

So I will continue to add and remove water softener brands as and when they come on to the market.

Every effort has been made to ensure that prices are correct but of course it’s impossible to promise total accuracy.

As there are sometimes short-term sales and special offers, prices for water softeners may vary significantly from the last price checked. Nevertheless, I will review and update prices at least once a month.

Do you need to know the price today? In the last column, click on the corresponding link “Check the last price”.

Water Softener Price Comparison Table

Water SoftenerCapacity / GrainsLast Checked Price** 
3M Aqua-Pure - Model AP903
3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Water Filtration System
N/A$530.00Check Price Button
3M Aqua-Pure Under Sink - Model 3MFF100
3M Aqua-Pure - Model 3MFF100
6000 Gallon Capacity$164.16Check Price Button
Aquios AQFS220C Full House Water Softener and Filter System
Aquios AQFS220C Full House Water Softener and Filter System
48000 Grains$426.03Check Price Button
Aquios FS-220 Salt Free Water Softener and Filtration System
Aquios FS-220 Salt Free Water Softener and Filtration System
N/A$599.99Check Price Button
EcoPure EP7130 Water Softener
EcoPure EP7130 Water Softener
30000 Grains$449.00Check Price Button
Morton® System Saver® Water Softener M30
Morton® System Saver® Water Softener M30
30000 Grains$444.76Check Price Button
WaterBoss 365 Water Softener
WaterBoss 365 Water Softener
36400 Grains$743.05Check Price Button
Iron Pro 48K Combination Water Softener & Iron Filter with Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Valve
Iron Pro 48K Combination Water Softener & Iron Filter with Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Valve
48000 Grains$572.96Check Price Button
Iron Pro 2 Combination water softener iron filter Fleck 5600SXT digital metered valve
Iron Pro 48K Combination Water Softener & Iron Filter with Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Valve
64000 Grains$661.81Check Price Button
Watts RV PRO-1000 Portable Water Softener
Portable Water Softener
10000 Grains$200.56Check Price Button
Kenmore Elite Smart Hybrid Water Softener 38520
Kenmore Ultra High Efficiency Model 38420
31000 Grains$679.93 Check Price Button
Nuvo DPMB Manor Salt Water Softener
Nuvo DPMB Manor Salt Water Softener
65000 Gallon Capacity$949.00Check Price Button
Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener Digital SXT Metered Whole House System
Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener Digital SXT Metered Whole House System
48000 Grains$589.99Check Price Button
Fleck 9100SXT Twin Tank Water Softener 24/7 Soft Water
Fleck 9100 SXT Twin Tank Water Softener 24/7 Soft Water
32000 Grains$ 972.94Check Price Button
Fleck 9100SXT Complete Twin Tank Mini Compact Water Softener System 24/7 Soft Water
Fleck 9100 SXT Complete Twin Tank Mini Compact Water Softener System 24/7 Soft Water
8000 Grain$788.49Check Price Button
Eddy Electronic Water Descaler
Eddy Electronic Water Descaler
N/A$199.99Check Price Button

**These prices are taken from places like Walmart, Lowe’s, Sears, Best Buy and, where possible direct from the manufactures own website.

Water Softener Running Costs?

The different brands and models of water softeners have different operating costs. The good news is that almost all modern water softeners do not require regular maintenance.

Although you may be able to avoid expensive on-going maintenance, there are unavoidable operating costs.

First you have to buy salt (read my review of the best water softener salts here). A 50 pound bag of pellet salt from a company like Morton can cost around $10. Your salt intake depends on how hard your water is, how often you use it and how much capacity your softening machine has the larger the capacity, the more salt is necessary.

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If you buy an electric water softener, you can expect a slight increase in your electricity bill. It is likely that models of water softeners that use electricity will cost $0.20 more per day depending on usage.

Despite these operating costs, many people find that water softeners “pay” in the end. This is because when you buy bottled water, you save money, avoid damaging hard water on expensive equipment, and use less toiletries and detergents (such as limescale removers).

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