12 January 2018
Mushing is usually associated with cube-stayle salt. Occasionally, if you use salet pellets or cube-style salt which are too loosely compacted, they may revert back to tiny crystals of evaporated salt - not unlike table salt. You want hard compaction in your pellets. There loose crystals may bond, creating a thick mass in your brine tank. This mushing may interupt brine production, which is the key element for refreshing the resein beads in your water softener. Without brine, your softener can't work effectively.