Cost of Salt for Water Softener
If you are thinking of buying a water softener, then you may have many queries in your mind. And for new buyers, one of the main concerns is the running cost of the water softener. In this post, we are going to discuss the cost of Salt for water softener.
Salt is the central part of the water softener, as all the functionality is going around the Salt. Water softeners use ion exchange technology, which means the hard minerals get exchanged with salt minerals (sodium is a soft mineral).
When Salt is being used for ion exchange, it is being consumed daily, or you can say whenever you use the water, it is being used. Now, what is the cost of Salt for a water softener?
There are two parts: how much Salt gets consumed and how much Salt can cost.
Water Softener Salt Consumption:
Salt Consumption depends on the usage of water. If you use more water, it will consume more Salt. It depends on the hardness of water as more hard water and minerals need to be exchanged with the salt mineral.
General Calculation is 7-10 grains per gallon hardness, which will generally use about 10 lbs. of Salt each week. It would equal out to about one 40-lb bag of Salt each month.
Salt Cost for Water Softener
A 40lb of water softener salt can cost from $10 to $60, and it depends on the company’s brand. Now the question is, how much Your water softener is using Salt? This depends on the hardness of water, consumption of water, and efficiency of the water softener.
We can assume if the water softener uses 40-lb Salt every month, then it can cost you $10 to $60, and Here we are taking this cost of a range because there are different qualities of salts available.