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Free Reverse Osmosis System with Purchase & Installation of a Water Softener/Conditioner*Water Softeners Cincinnati OH - Home Water Filtration, Culligan Water Softener - Ohio Valley Pure Water - ro_system_image
 
With the purchase and installation of any water softener/conditioner, you will receive a free 6-stage alkaline reverse osmosis under-sink unit installed in your home!

*Certain custom installations and fixtures may be extra. Both systems must be installed at the same time

*Purchase of a Water Softener includes a free Reverse Osmosis system at a value of $449


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32,000 Grain Metered Water Conditioner
 

Ideal for water hardness between 5-15 GPG 

(Better Than a Water Softener)

$1,499.00 Cash

$1,599.00 Check or Credit Card

  • 9 x 48 pressure tank filled with 1.0 cubic feet of 10% cross-link resin formulated for chlorinated water with a 3/4 inch meter valve & a 2.5 x 20 carbon block filter, standard installation included

* Purchase of a Water Softener includes a free Reverse Osmosis system at a value of $449

 

 

48,000 Grain Metered

Water Conditioner

Ideal for water hardness between 15-30 GPG

(Better Than a Water Softener)

$1,899.00 Cash

$1,999.00 Check / Credit Card

  • 10 x 54 pressure tank filled with 1.5 cubic feet of 10% cross-link resin formulated for chlorinated water with a 3/4 inch meter valve & a 2.5 x 20 carbon block filter, standard installation included

* Purchase of a Water Softener includes a free Reverse Osmosis system at a value of $449

 
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Water Softener FAQ's 

 

 
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is water that contains an appreciative quantity of dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium. As water makes its way through the ground and into the waterways, it picks up minerals like chalk, lime and high levels of calcium and magnesium. The more minerals that are dissolved in the water the harder the water becomes. Most families in the Cincinnati tri-state eight county area have very hard water (9-14 grains hard) like Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Clermont County, and Dearborn County and others like it. Some have extremely hard water (over 14 grains hard) like in Butler County, Warren County, Loveland, Lebanon, Trenton, and Monroe. 
 

How can I find out my water hardness?
Simply call your local water department where you pay your water bill. Just ask, "What is my water hardness in grains per gallon (G.P.G.)?
What are the benefits of owning a water softener?
Studies show that going from water that is 7 grains hard to -0- grains hard will save the average family $100.00 a month or more.
 
Save up to 90% on all your soap and cleaning products like laundry soaps, bar soaps, shampoos, dish soaps, liquid soaps and liquid cleaning products.
 
Skin and hair will be softer and smoother with every shower.
You will use less lotion because hard water dries your skin so you will have a better skin complexion with soft water.
Clothes are cleaner and will last up to 33% longer.
 
Soft water uses up to 33% less energy in water heaters.
Soft water saves you money on your plumbing pipes and appliances like water heaters, washing machines, dish washers, toilets, faucets and more. Soft water prevents scale buildup so they last longer.
How does a water softener work?
The resin beads in the water softener system removes calcium, magnesium and other minerals that make the water hard as it goes through the water softener. During the ion exchange process, the hardness ions in the water are replaced with sodium (salt) ions in the resin bed, resulting in soft water. As the resin beads in the water softener become coated with calcium and magnesium ions, their capacity to soften hard water decreases. Every so often, salt water is backwashed over the resin beads sending the hard water ions down the drain and putting the water softener back to a soft water state.
What kind of salt should I use in your water softener?
A clean pellet or nugget style salt is recommended. Other types of salts will also work but are not the most efficient. These salt pellets are sold at most all grocery, hardware and home improvement stores.
Is there any concern about corrosion from the salt in the water?
No! But you should still drain your water heater every six months.
What if I'm on a sodium-restricted diet?
If that is the case, you should not be drinking tap water either. Why? Tap water has sodium in it also because the county/city has to soften it to a certain degree before it comes into your home. All people regardless if they are on a sodium-restricted diet or not should be drinking alkaline reverse osmosis water which removes up to 95% of the 100% of contaminants in water. Go to FAQ reverse osmosis for more information.
What do you think about water softeners that do not use salt?
Magnetic water conditioning units have been on the market for years and are not a new product. You will not find this kind of product sold by any water treatment dealer in the Cincinnati area. Why? Because your water hardness has to be less than 7 grains hard (moderately hard) to be effective. If you lived down South, then this would be a great idea. Many of our customers have bought a no salt water softener before on-line until they realize it didn’t work. Great idea if you live in the right place.
How much water does each backwash or regeneration cycle use?
About as much as it takes to wash a load of laundry.
How much electricity does the water softener use?
As much as a digital alarm clock.
Where do you install a water softener?
The best location would be by your main shutoff coming into the home. For most families that would be in the basement. That way every faucet in your home will have soft water. Note: the water softener should not be installed in a location where it can freeze. Note: the water softener also comes with a standard by-pass valve when watering the grass.

What is considered standard installation for a water softener?
Water line that is 1/2 or 3/4, installed in the unfinished area of your basement by your main water shutoff, no more than 25 feet of backwash line and an electrical outlet no more than 5 feet from the water softener.

How do your water softeners compare to the national brand name systems found in the Yellow pages?
If you are asking about the quality of the water softeners, our customers who have owned both have said, they are the same except our prices are around 60-75% less than the national brand names. Also, they like our up front and honesty on our warranty. NO SMALL PRINT OR DISCLAIMER. Why? As a wholesale company we do not have commissioned sales reps, commissioned installers, national advertising, large retail office space and expensive overhead. That’s why we are “Awarded Best in Cincinnati” for water purification equipment by the US Commerce Association, BBB A+ rating and Angie’s List A+ rating. We are not the biggest in Cincinnati but we are the best when it comes to overall price, quality and service.
How do your water softeners compare to the ones sold at Home Depot and Lowes?
If you are asking about price, our customers who have owned both have said, our prices are about the same but our quality and service exceeds anything they offer. Why? Most people know that Home Depot and Lowes do not service the water softeners that they sell, they refer you to sub-contractors that in many cases have no idea how to service what they are installing because they have been sub-contracting with them for months not years. Keep in mind, you can’t call the BBB and ask, “How many complaints does Home Depot or Lowes have on the water softeners they have sold? Also, the BBB has no way to report on the sub-contractors that Home Depot and Lowes may use so you are left in the dark.
Do you offer financing options?
YES, we offer 12 months no interest with 25% down using any Master Card, Visa or Discover Card auto payment. Specials & manufacturer discounts do NOT apply to 12 months no interest.
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What makes water softeners different from each other?

 

Five things: size, resin, carbon, valve and warranty.

Size: The amount of resin in the filter bed will determine the size (how often it backwashes) which will determine how much salt and water it uses. For examples, our in-stock water softeners come in a 9x48 32,000 grains (1 cubic foot) or 10x54 48,000 grains (1.5 cubic feet). Other size water softeners can be special ordered.

Resin: The type of resin will determine if it is manufactured for chlorinated or non-chlorinated water. 8% Cross-link resin is formulated for cistern/well water that has no chlorine in the water. 10% Cross-link resin is formulated for the city/country water that has chlorine or chloramines in it. If you use 8% Cross-link on chlorinated water, it will ruin the resin within a year and void your warranty.

Carbon: Does your water softener contain carbon and if it does, what type of carbon is it, how often and how much is it to replace? Is the carbon mixed with the resin or is the carbon in its own filter housing?  The reason you want a whole house carbon block filter is to protect the resin from being damaged which will add years of life to the water softener. It also removes any odor or smells in the water which are NOT removed by water softeners. By separating the carbon from the softener as we do, it becomes cost effective to maintain even to the point where the customer can change their own carbon filter if they choose.

Valve: Is it a timer, digital or metered? The timer valves is the least expensive option of the valves because it backwashes every 2 to 3 days whether it needs to or not. The digital valve is the more expensive because there are no moving parts. When the digital valve has a problem you just simply replace the mother board, which is very expensive. The metered valve is the most popular because it counts the gallons of water first before backwashing. Also, they are very cost-effective to service when you do have a problem.

Warranty: Nobody offers a lifetime warranty including parts and labor, so don't be sold by the hype. We offer an honest 10-year warranty on everything except for the metered valve. The metered valve comes with a 5-year warranty. The first year parts & labor are included. After the first year, the customer just pays a small service call fee. The only 3 things that can void your warranty are high water pressure (over 80psi), freezing of the water softener and using 8% Cross-link resin on chlorinated water.


I have additional questions that you did not list?
Sorry, we do our best to keep our FAQ page as short as we can. You are welcome to e-mail (sales@ovpw.net) or call us with your additional questions.

 

 
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