Last Updated: September 4, 2020

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 $675 (United States) or £575 (United Kingdom) for a basic model. And prices can go well over $5000 for heavy duty or technically advanced softeners.Pelican Standard Softener

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.

Softeners that come with a powerful multi-stage filter will typically cost between $2000 – $2500.

Commercial water softeners cost more money as they tend to have a very large capacity and larger machines.

Pricing starts at $2,500 (United States) and £2,300 (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.Water Softener Valve

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 SoftenerLast Checked Price** 
3M Aqua-Pure - Model AP903
3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Water Filtration System
$530.00Check Price
3M Aqua-Pure Under Sink - Model 3MFF100
3M Aqua-Pure - Model 3MFF100
$164.16Check Price
Aquios AQFS220C Full House Water Softener and Filter System
Aquios AQFS220C Full House Water Softener and Filter System
$426.03Check Price
Aquios FS-220 Salt Free Water Softener and Filtration System
Aquios FS-220 Salt Free Water Softener and Filtration System
$599.99Check Price
EcoPure EP7130 Water Softener
EcoPure EP7130 Water Softener
$449.00Check Price
Morton® System Saver® Water Softener M30
Morton® System Saver® Water Softener M30
$444.76Check Price
WaterBoss 365 Water Softener
WaterBoss 365 Water Softener
$743.05Check Price
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
$572.96Check Price
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
$661.81Check Price
Watts RV PRO-1000 Portable Water Softener
Portable Water Softener
$200.56Check Price
Kenmore Elite Smart Hybrid Water Softener 38520
Kenmore Ultra High Efficiency Model 38420
$679.93 Check Price
Nuvo DPMB Manor Salt Water Softener
Nuvo DPMB Manor Salt Water Softener
$949.00Check Price
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
$589.99Check Price
Fleck 9100SXT Twin Tank Water Softener 24/7 Soft Water
Fleck 9100 SXT Twin Tank Water Softener 24/7 Soft Water
$ 972.94Check Price
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
$788.49Check Price
Eddy Electronic Water Descaler
Eddy Electronic Water Descaler
$199.99Check Price

**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.

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.Mr-Water-Geek-On-Laptop

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).

Aquasana Salt Free Softener and Filter System

Pelican Whole House Filter & Salt Softener

Aquasana Whole House Filter
Pelican Softener with Filters
- Powerful salt-FREE water softener.
- 1,000,000 one million gallon capacity.
- Aquasana Rhino exceeds NSF standards.
- Treats hard water WITHOUT salt.
- Removes chlorine, bacteria, iron, sulfide, manganese, mercury, lead etc.
- Includes pre-filter, copper-zinc and carbon filtration stages with standard fittings.
- 90-Day "Pure Satisfaction" Guarantee.
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- Powerful salt-based water softener.
- Also includes a multi-stage filter.
- Easy installation (inside or outside)
- No waste water, requires NO electricity or drainage.
- 90-day satisfaction, 5 year performance guarantee and limited lifetime warranty.
- Sufficient for 1-3 bathrooms.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Good morning Luke,

    I enjoy reading many of your articles, especially about alkaline water and fruit water. One curiosity I have is about my home.

    When we moved there, we had hard iron deposits and buildup due to having well water. We now have a Culligan water softener system installed and they come monthly to maintain it.

    Could you possibly provide some benefits to the Culligan water system and if it helps boosts PH to our water?

    I have looked to see if Culligan is mentioned in any of your articles, but have not seen anything.

    I was planning on buying some water test strips next to see what our current PH is.

    If you could provide anymore insight, it’d be greatly appreciated, thanks.

    • Hi Cameron

      It depends on what culligan system you have. However, if you’re getting monthly visits from Culligan then why not ask them on the next visit?

      The most effective way to get filtered water with a higher pH is to get an alkaline water machine but they are very expensive.

      Stay hydrated,
      Luke

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