Culligan Platinum Ion Exchange water softener
by Jeff L.
(San Diego, Ca.)
I bought the Culligan Platinum Ion Exchange water softener back in 2002, it's now 2010. It has had several problems over the years and required warranty service more and once and out of warranty once.
That's not my gripe with it, and the salt hauling doesn't really bother me at all. The problem I have with it is that it kills my water heaters.
In the 8 odd years that I've owned my house, I've had two water heaters. One that was replaced under warranty with a leaky tank and another that is now nearing death, this one after only about 2.5 years. Obviously, this isn't going to work long term.
The Culligan Platinum Ion Exchange water softener works well, it makes the water soft and does so economically on salt so no complaints there, but the water heater killing is not something I want to deal with long term. so it goes, I need something else.