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Performance and value for basic water problems and applications.

Kinetico has packed the power and ease of non-electric operation into single-tank water softener. Essential Series systems will handle basic, uncomplicated water conditions without the need for a timer, clock or computer. Thanks to its sleek, compact design, it’s the perfect solution where a more robust system isn’t really necessary but reliability is.

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Kinetico Essential Series Highlights

Saves Time and Money

Non-Electric Operation

Our hands-off non-electric systems meter water usage with watch-like precision and regenerate only when necessary, resulting in less waste and greater savings. No computers or timers to set, adjust or break. No extra strain on your electric bill either

Rapid Regeneration

Our rapid regeneration occurs in a fraction of the time it takes other softeners to come back into service.

AccuDial® For Optimum Efficiency

Specifically Designed For Your Home

With the patent-pending AccuDial feature, Essential Series models are calibrated to function with fine-tuned efficiency. It’s like having a water softener that’s custom-designed specifically for your home – without the custom price.

On-Demand Regeneration

Eliminates the guesswork of timers and the waste of water, salt and electricity inherent with scheduled operation.

Essential Series® Water Softener Models

Check with your Kinetico Water Specialist to ensure you get the proper model for your home and lifestyle. Below are our more popular models but additional models and sizes are also available. “Daily Capacity” is total grains-of-hardness removal capacity based on an average of 3 demand-generated regeneration cycles per day.

Essential Gold

Dimension (hxwxd) 24"x12"x18"
Tank Size (Qty. 1) 8"x17"
Service Flow 9.5 gpm
Max Hardness (CaCO3) 42 gpg
Max Daily Capacity 10,980
Water Per Regeneration 6.6 gal
Salt Per Regeneration 0.8 lbs
Regeneration Time 15 min
Efficiency (grains per 1 lb salt) 4,574

Essential Platinum

Dimensions (hxwxd) 40"x9"x9"
Tank Size (Qty. 1) 9"x35"
Service Flow 10-15 gpm
Max Hardness (CaCO3) 50 gpg
Max Daily Capacity 15,000
Water Per Regeneration 9.5 gal
Salt Per Regeneration 1.25 lbs
Regeneration Time 15 min
Efficiency (grains per 1 lb salt) 4,000


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