28 August 2020
Water softener salt crystals, pellets, and cubes are all made from (sodium chloride). The difference has to do with how the salt is produced.
Water softener salt crystals: made from evaporating salt water in shallow outdoor ponds. The sun and wind evaporate the water and leave behind a layer of natural salt crystals.
Water softener salt pellets and cubes: made from small salt granules that are compacted together to form
a large pellet (pillow shape) or cube (square shape). The larger size of pellets and cubes may make them less susceptible to bridging than smaller salt crystals.
Water softener salt crystals, pellets, and cubes can be used interchangeably in most water softeners. Be sure to consult your water softener owner’s manual to determine if a certain type of salt is recommended for your system.
Salt pellets are manufactured for use in water softeners to help transform hard water to soft. Salt crystals are fed into a press and compacted into pellet form.
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