Aquasential® Smart High Efficiency Water Softener

More than soft water: smart water
Benefits of Aquasential® Smart High Efficiency Water Softener

Reduce operating costs by up to 46%*
The patented technology of the Aquasential® Smart High Efficiency Water Softener optimizes your salt, water and electricity consumption.
Always know how long your salt will last
Simply check the Culligan Connect™ consumer app to see exactly how many days remain until you run out of salt, and when you need to refill.
Get "set it and forget it" convenience
With Aqua-Sensor® technology, this industry-leading water softener automatically adjusts to changes in your water conditions, regenerating only when needed to maximize efficiency.
Enjoy greater reliability and unmatched service
Aquasential® water softeners are built to last with a tank that resists UV rays, rust and corrosion. Plus, these smart systems include optional remote monitoring by your local Culligan water expert.
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*HE Softener when configured with proportional up flow brining with Aqua-Sensor®. Financing terms defined by third-party vendor if applicable. Dealer participation varies. See dealer for details.
Aquasential® Smart High-Efficiency (HE) Water Softener

A Culligan Aquasential® Smart HE Softener gives you

Brighter laundry
Brighter laundry
Sparkling, spot-free dishes
Sparkling, spot-free dishes
Softer hair and more hydrated skin
Softer hair and more hydrated skin
Easier cleaning and longer-lasting appliances
Easier cleaning and longer-lasting appliances
Say hello to the world's most efficient water softener*
The Aquasential Smart High Efficiency Water Softener reduces operating costs up to 46%** with patented technologies to optimize salt, water and electricity consumption.
*HE Softener when configured with proportional up flow brining with Aqua-Sensor® technology.
Aquasential™ HE Smart Softener
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How a water softener works

Water softening utilizes a process called “ion exchange” to remove dissolved hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese.
These minerals can’t be trapped by a filter, so a molecular reaction is required. Water softeners have resin beads that hold onto sodium, and as the hard water flows through the resin, the sodium is swapped for the hard water minerals. The hard water minerals are trapped in the softener and a trace amount of sodium flows out with the softened water.

Get greater control over your water with our Culligan Connect consumer app

Now, it's easy to connect and monitor all of your connected Culligan devices, right from your smartphone or tablet. See all your Culligan connected products on one screen. Manage your water softener remotely. Dive into greater detail about your water usage and product performance.
WIFI connected
Managed on your smartphone
Optional remote monitoring by Culligan
Optional leak-sensing technology

Frequently asked questions

Hard water occurs naturally in more than 85% of the water supply in North America. Hard water contains dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium. When this water dries, minerals stick to everything water touches — including your plumbing, hair and skin.

According to the Water Quality Association, hard water contains dissolved minerals above one grain per gallon (GPG), though relative levels of hardness have been established and are as follows:

  • Soft - less than 1 GPG
  • Slightly hard - 1 to 3.5 GPG
  • Moderately hard - 3.5 to 7 GPG
  • Hard - 7 to 10.5 GPG
  • Very Hard - 10.5 and higher GPG

The presence of hard water in your home results in:

  • Limescale buildup around faucets or showerheads
  • Soap scum on shower walls, bathtubs, sinks and other fixtures
  • Plumbing and pipe corrosion
  • Streaky or spotted dishes
  • Stiff, scratchy laundry
  • Irritated, dry skin or dull, lifeless hair
  • Decreased efficiency of appliances and more frequent breakdowns
  • An increase in the amount of soap and detergent needed for cleaning

You don't have to be a water expert to understand the basic principles behind water softening and water filtration. Here's an abridged version of what happens when you soften or filter water.

Softening water involves a process called "ion exchange" to remove dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium that can't be trapped in a filter bed. Softeners contain resin beads with sodium attached. As water enters the tank, dissolved calcium and magnesium are attracted to the resin. The resin swaps the sodium in exchange for the dissolved minerals, helping to remove the impurities from the water.

Meanwhile, filtering water involves the separation of particles from H2O. By passing water through a "filter bed" or "media bed", these granular particles are trapped and cleaner water flows to your tap. Water filters reduce a wider array of contaminants than water softeners.

Yes, for nearly everyone it is safe to drink softened water. Some people are concerned that drinking softened water will increase the level of sodium in their diet. But the amount of sodium added to water during the softening process is low. If sodium levels remain a concern, combining your water softener with a reverse osmosis drinking water system can help to reduce salt and potentially harmful contaminants.

Yes, to continue operating at peak performance, a water softener requires regular maintenance. Having your local Culligan water expert perform an annual inspection on the equipment will not only extend the lifespan of your water softener, but it also has the potential to decrease future repair costs. Part of this inspection will include water testing, which helps to identify other contaminants that may impact operation.

Water softeners are usually trouble-free. Especially if salt levels are regularly monitored. Culligan water can help with scheduled salt delivery service that checks over the unit and saves you from transporting and lifting those heavy bags.

But if you prefer to do it yourself, make sure to use quality solar salt. That should lessen another issue — salt bridging in the brine tank. A salt bridge is a layer of hardened salt crust. If you suddenly lack soft water or your softener stops using salt, you should check the brine tank before calling for service. High temperatures, humidity or poor salt quality can create a bridge and prevent the softener's resin beads from regenerating. In clearing salt bridges, use caution because improper cleaning can puncture a hole in the wall of your water softener.

Water softener size/capacity refers to how much the system can handle before regeneration is necessary. Capacity also impacts the amount of salt needed over time to make sure that the device can continue to treat water hardness.

The exact size/capacity of the water softener needed in your home depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • The hardness of your water
  • The service capacity from your well or municipal water supply
  • Your typical household water usage
  • Overall flow rate

Ultimately, the process of selecting the best water softener for your home doesn’t have to be complicated. Working with your local Culligan water expert is a quick and easy way to find the correct size for your household. Getting this right is important for ensuring the best water quality and maximum efficiency.

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