Something I didn’t know for white a while was that there is two types of water in the world. No, not still and sparkling, but hard and soft water. Whilst this sounds odd it can actually be a very big issue as hard water is what causes the lime scale which forms around your kettle and taps and eventually prevents them from working. Now 30 years or so this would have been a huge issue but nowadays there is an incredible piece of technology which can help solve this issue. Water softeners play the role of making hard water soft and as a result help all your appliances and for today’s review we will be looking at the Fleck 5600SXT.
What are the features?
For something as simple as a water softener the Fleck has an awful lot of features! It has a digital metered, on demand valve and as it is the newest model it has fully programmable cycles. The complete system also ships in almond or black (fancy I know) and has a ten year warranty on both tanks and 5 years on the electronic elements. Another stand out feature on the fleck is the digital control head with bypass valve and 1 threaded plumbing adapter which really makes it stand out from its competition. It will treat up to 12gpm flow rates and be perfect for household which have anywhere between 3 and 6 people in them, It can easily tackle moderate to very hard water too, so no matter which part of the country you are in, the Fleck can solve your limescale based issues. You won’t have to worry about anything as the Flecks system can take care of all of the water outlets in your home. It uses high capacity, extra long life resin to ensure that the water will come out soft, and the ion exchange process used internally means that the calcium and magnesium that normally cause hard water are removed.
What are the positives?
The fact that this appliance can ensure your whole house’s water supply is soft and it has a huge element of control over this process means that this machine is a very useful water softener. It is easy to install and the wide list of features which were mentioned above make it very good.
What are the negatives?
This water softener is big. It comes in at a huge 150 pounds, so once you have installed it in your attic then you’ll have little desire (or need) to move it. The size is the only down point to this machine as it has not received any other complaints of note from its users.
What’s the conclusion?
With all things considered, Flecks water softener is a very sharp and useful piece of kit to have in your house. It can make all of the water in your house soft and help prevent lime scale form building up, so you would be silly not to buy one! You can take a look at other similar water softeners at Sam’s homepage if you so wish!