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  • Introductory Rate of less than $16/mo.

Is Your Municipality in San Diego Banning Salt-Based Water Softeners?

Introducing a salt-free solution to save you money while reducing scale damage with zero waste.

  1. Expert Installation. Easy To Use.

    Culligan has been in the water treatment service business for more than 85 years…and it’s all we do. Your local Culligan dealer in San Diego delivers, installs and maintains your water softener system for you, so you don’t have to! We’ll take care of bringing it straight to your home so you don’t have to worry about shipping damage, unboxing, or installation location. Just schedule an appointment, then relax and enjoy soft water throughout your home!

  2. A Salt-Free Softener Still Pays Itself Off.

    How can a salt-free water conditioner pay for itself over time? Find out with Culligan’s Salt-Free Conditioner, which uses technology that naturally conditions water and minimizes scaling without the need for backflushing or salt. This results in savings in your water bill with virtually no impact on the environment.

  3. It Works Just Like A Water Softener.

    Unlike a traditional water softener, a salt-free water conditioner does not eliminate hardness-causing minerals, but reduces their ability to form that costly scale. Its anti-scaling media protects your home’s major appliances and plumbing, making it easy to clean out your tub or sink. Likewise, NO salt purchasing is ever required!

  4. Why Price Tags Are Deceptive

    Unless you were an expert installer, you wouldn’t buy a water heater directly off Amazon. However, big box retailers, both in-store and online, take this transactional approach to homeowners for water softening products. They offer you low price tags for incentive. But what they don’t tell you about are the installation hassle, the third-party customer service on both ends, and how you’re left to your own devices to maintain your system – don’t forget, your home is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you truly want to save throughout the life of your system, go with the expert!

Problem Water

San Diego Water Issues

According to the City of San Diego, drinking water in San Diego averages about 16 grains per gallon (gr/gal) or 276 parts per million (ppm). The USGS classifies more than 180 ppm as “very hard” But what in it actually makes it hard? It’s generally the magnesium and calcium content.

Soft water improves your hair and skin — it’s a proven fact! Learn more about the myths of water softeners.

You can Access the City of San Diego’s annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This is also known as a consumer confidence report, and provides detailed data on the composition of your municipal water annually.

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We serve Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, La Mesa, El Cajon, Chula Vista, Lemon Grove and all of San Diego County.

Product Benefits

With The Culligan Aquasential Smart Series Water Filters You Get:

Brighter Laundry

Clear Drinking Water

No Odor

Reduced Staining

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Culligan Salt Free Water Conditioners

Aquasential™ Salt-Free Conditioner

  • Scale reduction protects your home’s major appliances and plumbing
  • Eases cleaning of showers and sinks
  • Reduces carbon footprint – zero waste water or electricity needed
  • Cost savings include no salt purchases EVER, reduction of hot water bills and scale damage repair costs.
  • Virtually maintenance free — media replacement every 3 to 5 years
  • Neutralizes calcium and magnesium
  • Extends the life of water-using appliances
Culligan Portable Exchange Water Softeners

Portable Exchange Water Softener Service

Culligan handles every aspect of your service, from delivery to maintenance. With flexible scheduling, you can arrange a convenient time for installation. Whenever your tank is ready to be exchanged, we will return to swap out the expended tank for a fresh, recharged unit. The regeneration process happens at Culligan, so there is no salt discharge at your home or in your community.

What’s In Your Water?

Get A FREE Water Test!

• No mailing — fast results!
• Test any tap in your home
• NEW flexible sample pickup options

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Salt-Free Conditioner FAQ

We Have Answers!

Why Are There Restrictions On Salt-Based Water Softeners?

While the evidence suggests that the economic benefits of brine restrictions are grossly overstated, some communities around San Diego have chosen to prohibit the installation of conventional water softeners that require the use of brine. You can learn more here.

What Are The Benefits Of Salt-Free Water Conditioners?

A Culligan Salt-Free Water Conditioner is virtually maintenance-free while reducing the potentially damaging effects of pesky compounds like calcium and magnesium. No salt in your system and no salt discharge in your community. Plus, no salt bags, ever!

Does the Salt-Based System Require Electricity?

No. In fact, a Culligan Salt-Free Conditioner reduces your carbon footprint with zero waste of water and no electricity required.

Does A Salt-Free Conditioner Cost More Than A Traditional Water Softener?

The answer is, it depends. A more advanced Salt-Free Conditioner system will run more in price than the most basic of water softening systems. At Culligan, every estimate requires an inspection of your plumbing to ensure installation can be performed. Culligan takes into account the size of your home, the number of people, and the number of bathrooms to determine the right system for you and your family. Many of our customers prefer to finance their system due to our great financing specials. For example, your local Culligan dealer has finance options as low as $15 a month*.

What Type Of Media Is The Filter?

Depending on the model, your conditioner can have both activated carbon as well as anti-scaling media. Culligan can also install pre-filters for sediment and compounds that can affect the appearance, taste, and odor of your water.

* Based on financing a $1500 system to qualified buyers. See dealer for complete details. Offers and participation may vary.