Fleck 5600SXT 48000 Grain Water Softener System Review
Fleck 5600SXT 48000 Grain Water Softener System
Fleck 5600 water softener is one of the most popular Fleck units. It’s designed with the capacity of 48,000 grains and can treat flow rates with up to 12 gpm. This is a perfect option for homes with water that has medium to high hardness level. The capacity is also suitable for homes with 3-6 people.
The Fleck 5600 water softener comes with an electronic controller on a backlit LCD display. Using the touchpad controls, you can easily program the water softener.
For water softening it uses the standard ion exchange process, during which the calcium and magnesium ions, which are considered the hard ions, are removed from the water.
The regeneration process of Fleck 5600 SXT is meter based, so it regenerates only when it needs to, measuring your water use.
The brine tank of this unit that has a square design, can hold up to 250 pounds of pelleted salt (if you prefer a more eco friendly option, you can use potassium chloride pellets, though check with the manufacturer). The unit also features a safety float and an overflow drain for overfilling prevention.
Fleck 5600 SXT includes two separate warranties: 5 years on the head and 10 years for the tank. Fleck 5600 sxt reviews have mostly good feedback of the unit, mentioning its efficiency and the results it makes to the water in their house.
This 48 000 grain capacity system is a salt-based water softening system, which is hands down the most effective way to soften hard water.
In simple terms, it uses resin beads and salt pellets to soften hard water, and requires regeneration to clean the resin beads every so often.
Sounds like a bit of work right? Wrong – Fleck have designed this system to be maintenance free, with a simple to use meter-based control system– just set your figures in all you have to do is replace the salt pellets every so often.
When you buy this system you get the softening system, and a large brine tank – so you will need a drain, and standard 120v power outlet handy for it to do its thing.
Made for a medium-large home, it’s size is 10″ x 54″ (tank) with a 14″ x 17″ x 33″ brine tank. Quiet a large system in comparison to others on the market, so make sure you have sufficient room before you purchase. As a guide, it will take up about a 3ft X 18 inches wide areas once installed.
Meter regenerated system– Having a meter regenerated system is the easiest system to run and maintain. It regenerates based on your water usage, and another reason this is great is that at time of high or low water usage, your softener will work at the right level- meaning it reduces running costs.
Warranty– you get a 5 year warranty on the system, and a 10 year warranty on tank…not bad!
The flashy Control panel– Back lit LCD display with easy to use touch-pad controls- techy and a little bit sexy!
Easy installation– it Can be installed by a confident DIY installer- if you have some basic plumbing skills, install yourself and save some money
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Easy To Install!
Value– Water softeners of this size and performance level normally cost well over $1000. What your paying for this system represents great value for such a high performing system