Asked on Mar 18, 2012

Iron in water - Whole House Filtration and/or Softener

Brenda REasyWaterRep C


We moved into a 20 year old log cabin in NC and there's a lot of iron in the water. The house has an old water softener along with a whole house filtration system. However, it's inadequate and frankly I'm having a hard time remembering to fill up the softener with salt. Does anyone have any suggestions? Has anyone tried the no-salt systems?
5 answers
  • Pamela C
    on Mar 19, 2012

    yes that is what i was looking for the salt is what I wanted to stay away from. So I found a filter system that dose a good job. I have had it set up for about 5 years now. I am very pleased with the system. I got it from a water sofening company. Of course they wanted to sell me a salt system, I held tough and I got the filter system.

  • Patricia D
    on Mar 19, 2012

    We have the Culligan for our cabin and love it, have had no problems for about 15 is outside, under the deck and we never have to do a thing to it. It is comparable to a city filtration system just on a much smaller scale.

  • Rep C
    on Mar 19, 2012

    Culligan International actually has a home solution page-- . You can enter your problem(s), and it'll come up with an assortment of filtration systems to choose from, along with descriptions of each for better understanding. If you have already decided on a no-salt system, just be careful to which one you choose. Many companies promote salt-free devices like magnets and magic beads as alternatives to traditional water softeners. But independent third-party lab tests show many of these products do not deliver the benefits of soft water, nor do they reduce scale and calcium buildup in pipes and appliances; i.e. . Hope this helps! Feel free to contact me directly at or @CulliganMan. I'm pretty much online all day!

  • EasyWater
    on Mar 19, 2012

    Brenda, you might want to try the EasyWater Iron Shield. Iron Shield is salt-free, and made specifically to remove up to 10 ppm of iron. The best part is that it's very low maintenance!

  • Brenda R
    on Apr 14, 2012

    Rep C - I checked out your link and found the "Culligan High Efficiency Iron-Cleer® Whole House Filter". Based on the description it appears it takes care of both my problems - Iron and Softening. Would that be your conclusion as well? Thanks for everyone's responses.

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