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Water Softener and Filter System
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:47:26 AM »
With my solar project wrapping up I'm looking to spend more money into the next project. Anyone have recommendations for a brand or installer for both?

Anyone that have one that swears by it? Regret it? Worth it?

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 11:58:47 AM »
I think there was a water softner thread, but people recommended Diamond Pure Water and So Cal Water.

But I wanted to ask, is the RO filter system removing too much of the mineral? I’ve heard removing too much mineral is actually harmful for drinking. Any thoughts?

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »

Whatever your choice, make sure it's installed indoors.  If outdoors then build an enclosure for it.

We installed a water softener system in the side yard and it deteriorated over 5 years.  Unlike other gardening equipment designed to withstand outdoor environment, these units will crack after prolonged exposure.


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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 12:52:43 PM »
I vetted multiple companies.  I went with Diamond Pure as did a couple of my friends.  I also spoke with SoCal, Crystal Clear, Costco (way too expensive).

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 04:40:15 PM »
We went with GE water softener, whole house water filter and RO from Home Depot and installed it through Home Depot licensed contractors at half the price quoted by other vendors for much better system in my opinion.

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 04:49:59 PM »
So um. What type of price are we talking?
(for the HD and the diamond)

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 09:56:49 PM »
So Cal Water ~3700 for Dual Valves, Carbon, and Softener Tanks, RO system - a lot of yelp reviews stated bad on follow ups, a friend had a bad experience too, also the most expensive
Crystal Clear ~3500 similar to the above (they do offer just a softener and RO for ~2400/2500, believe they were offering this for ~2200 when I asked them about this a couple years ago, but we knew we were going to move on from that home)
Diamond Pure ~3200 similar to the above

Diamond Pure offered a Carbon Tank w/ No Valve and Softener with Valve for 2700, also included the Pentair RO system which is what I went with, the installer I had was great, he was out at my house for 10+ hours due to where I wanted my tanks installed

If you use Diamond Pure, please use me as a referral.   PM me for my name.  I get free filters or $50 check, I'll split the $50 (will paypal you and we can still be anonymous). 

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 11:57:53 PM »
Thanks for your post.
@niv: What’s the H price?

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 07:04:09 PM »
Diamond Pure is the way to go.  Just had my follow up appointment with them and I posted an update in the other thread for continuation purposes.  Each home is different depending on what you need and where you want it installed.

Call them for a free no risk quote.  They have good reviews on YELP and you can pay by credit card.

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 07:20:55 PM »
Diamond Pure is the way to go.  Just had my follow up appointment with them and I posted an update in the other thread for continuation purposes.  Each home is different depending on what you need and where you want it installed.

Call them for a free no risk quote.  They have good reviews on YELP and you can pay by credit card.

So how much did you pay? (Ball park figure)
Also. Is there room for negotiation?

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 07:34:27 PM »
Diamond Pure is the way to go.  Just had my follow up appointment with them and I posted an update in the other thread for continuation purposes.  Each home is different depending on what you need and where you want it installed.

Call them for a free no risk quote.  They have good reviews on YELP and you can pay by credit card.

So how much did you pay? (Ball park figure)
Also. Is there room for negotiation?

My home was pre-plumb and I paid about $2740 for 2 tanks and RO in kitchen. Paid via credit card, the $40 was a tip because the install 2 guys came Friday afternoon and had a long drive home at 6pm to Riverside so I wanted to buy them dinner to avoid the traffic.

Didn’t negotiate because it was straight up pricing and in-line with what I expected to pay.

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2019, 11:06:43 AM »
So no one is concerned about RO water eliminating too much minerals?

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2019, 11:10:03 AM »
So no one is concerned about RO water eliminating too much minerals?

You know what Belly and I would say.
It’s a must to get.
(water and air filter)
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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2019, 11:13:52 AM »
But what's the ROI on it?

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Re: Water Softener and Filter System
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