08 April 2019

What is salt mushing in water softeners?

Salt mushing occurs when the salt breaks down into small granules that don’t fully dissolve. If this happens, it may clog the water intake valve at the bottom of the salt tank. If you see salt mush in the bottom of the salt tank, try cleaning out the tank. Refer to your water softener owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.

If you have frequent problems with salt mushing, trying switching to a different type (crystals, pellets, cubes) of water softener salt.

Diamond Crystal Water Softener Salts


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