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"Checked water quality and filters and replaced primary filter. was prompt, courteous and efficient. Also explained" the system's needs in clear understandable terms. Will call him again for any water quality info or servicing.

-John A M.

" has been doing my water softener and system ever since we had our home built back in 1993- His company started out" small and now has grown, but the quality of service, responsiveness, or the attention to detail has never waivered. Not only is knowledgeable in his field, he also is a very decent person. I have recommended to at least 10 of my family/friends, all have had nothing be good things to say about him and his products and service. and will keep on servicing my and all my water softener needs as long as I have them.


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3 tips to select the best water treatment

Don't overpay for the wrong water treatment system. One highly rated provider offers some tips to help you choose the right system for your home.

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Water Softeners

Even if your tap water comes from a reservoir, chances are it previously passed through underground caverns where it absorbed mineral deposits. Water with a high concentration of minerals is referred to as "hard" water. It's safe to drink but can harm your plumbing and appliances.

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We all know the sound of a soda being opened — the fizz of trapped air escaping a tight, pressurized space.

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The mineral buildup in your water could be impacting your appliances.

A water softener sits next to several other appliances in a utility room. (Photo by Photo by Summer Galyan)

What do you do when the water softener that came with your new house isn’t currently being used? How do you turn it on?

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Do you really need a water hardness test to determine which softener to buy?

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I actually just replaced my Pelican Natursoft "water softener" with an more-traditional ion exchange model.  I used the natursoft for a little over 4 years, and I can say it worked as advertised.  When remodeling a while back we decided to get a tankless water heater.  All the documentation indicated that hard water with the tankless heater is a no go.  We had to do somehting, but since I'm lazy (didn't want to deal with the salt or plumbing in a drain) and my wife didn't like soft water, the salt-free model looked attractive.  I too was somewhat skeptical, but the reviews I found looked good, and I know enough about the science of nucleation (I was a material science major in college) to know that what they said made sense, so I bought one.


One thing needs to be made clear - the natursoft system is NOT a water softener!  It contains a media which nucleates some disolved metalic salts out of solution.  These crystals, once formed, remain in the water, and still react with oils, detergents, etc. in the same manner as the disolved salts.  They also continue to form scale wherever water is allowed to evaporate, such as faucet nozels and shower heads. In fact, it's possible that evaporative scaling was even worse than before we installed the system.


Importantly, however, once in crystaline form, these salts do not stick to pipes, or in my case, heat-exchangers.  My tankless heater has a sensor to indicate when it needs to be descaled, and the manual indicates that for my water hardness and hot water use I should have had to descale approximately every 6 months.  In four years with the natursoft the descaleing indicator has never gone off.  For further evidence, when I installed my new softener a few weeks ago, I had to cut sections from the copper pipe on both the inlet and outlet side of the natursoft.  Both sections of pipe were installed at the same time as the natursoft, but while the pipe on the inlet side was green and rough on the inside, the outlet pipe looked and felt like new.


As such, if you want or need a salt-free system for some reason (low-sodium diet for blood pressure, don't like the feel of soft water, can't easily plumb a drain into the softener location, or can't carry heavy bags of salt to the softener), then I can unequivocably recommend the natursoft.  If, like my wife and I today, you want soft water, that feels soft on your skin, creates less soap scum, rinses cleaner in the dishwasher, etc., then the natursoft probably isn't for you.


I bought a home with a 9 year old Kinetico in it in 1989. With our family of 6 the Kinetico used 1/2 the salt of two other brands we owned in previous homes, even though the water was harder in the home with the Kinetico non-electric system. When I sold the home in 1993, the buyer insisted I leave them the Kinetico. I bought a new one for my new home, my family grew to 8 and now after 21 years, it has only needed one repair (new resin) 5 years ago.

To answer your question...Kinetico would be a "Mercedes" while others carry the "yugo's." Kinetico offers many models to meet the needs of all families. The single tank Essential unit works well in homes with no iron and 1 or 2 people. Like other single tank systems, it can't provide soft water to your home while it regenerates. However, the Essential only takes 15 minutes to regenerate where electric units might take hours from start to finish. It also carries a full 5 year warranty on all parts. Other systems typically exclude the most important parts after only 1-3 years. All single tank softener can and will occasionally run out of soft water. (laundry day)

The Twin resin tank Kinetico models have several advantages like...5 yr warranty on Signature and Premier models have a 10 year warranty on all parts. So with the twins, you get better water, have virtually unlimited capacity, use less salt, are quiet, use soft water to clean themselves, use no electricity, have no clocks, batteries or computers to ever repair or reset. Power outages & surges have no effect on them. Having a Kinetico sold me on their value. Ask your dealer about renting one, so you can try before you buy. 

P.M. Kalamazoo


Water Softener Installation And Repair reviews in Oceanside


The technician was very friendly. I tend to ask lots of questions because I like to understand how thins work. I also perform minor service of my water filter and I wanted to know what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. He was very patient with me. I will most definitely call in the future. I was very satisfied.
- Les D.

did a great job. He was very meticulous to make sure there were no leaks after he finished replacing all the new parts. He also walked me through the process of flushing the tank, which is necessary when replacing filters.I am very happy with his work.
- Valerie G.

Very lengthy sales pitch. Overly gimmicky. don't really need 10 different water tests to prove city water is bad. On the phone when we set up the appointment they highlighted how they would test our already filtered water at all locations we had a filter ie. Refrigerator, sink. The salesperson completely tried to avoid ...More doing this. When he did text one of our filters it seemed to work just as well as his filter. We patiently stood through a 90 minute demonstration and would have been fine considering his offer after he left. BUT, he tried the hard sell. Questioning my logic for waiting and doing separate due diligence. I really don't understand how he could pressure me to make a $7K purchasing decision after his 90 min. He pushed me for the fourth time, when my wife decided to give him a piece of her mind. In particular, she advised him that he should take our stance and hope for the business later. The worst thing that she scolded him on was the fact that he entered our house so positive, but was obviously irritated with us when we said 'we won't buy yet'. So he received a 5 minute scolding and went on his way.

They offer a gift card for your time, but I think that may be a bit of a scam. I received a flyer where I could mail in for my gift card. Let's see if I end up receiving the card.

Installation was quick, but I'm glad I stayed and watched because he removed my water softer and wasn't planning on reinstalling it, Guess he forgot what we talked about. After a month of sputtering from my faucets, washing machine and shower I called to set up an appointment for , the owner, to check it out. Spoke ...More with his assistant to set up an appointment for that Friday at 12 noon. As of 12:40 on the Friday of my appointment nobody showed up or called. I called the office number and answered and said was still at the office and wanted to speak with me. came to the phone, I told him what was happening and he said there really wasn't anything he could do, never heard of that happening before. So now, a month and a half later I still have the sputtering, which I never had before, and will probably hire someone else to check it out for me. I guess once he has your money he is finished.
- Patricia C.

To find , I researched only Angie's A-rated water treatment companies. However, over the last year, JR , the owner, has given A PLUS service for the same price. The extras he offered were detailed consulting and evaluation on dry wells, relocating my drainage lines, servicing after hours, and restoring ...More my damaged lawn and landscaping.
An example of how JR came through in an emergency was during the worst of all possible water calamities--a complete shutdown of all water, not even a dribble, and on the weekend, and when a shower and flushing were critical for a date. Friday evening when I called JR, he was away for the weekend on the opposite coast of Florida. He listened to my problem, and advised me to call Ed's Wells and Pumps who would handle my emergency on Saturday. At 4 AM, the system woke me up by starting again all by itself. After waking up late, I called JR to tell him, and he said he wondered what happened, because he himself called Ed at Ed's Wells to alert him about my situation. So I called Ed, and he advised me of a possible cause with the pressure plate, and how I could try fixing it myself if it happened again, for free!
This episode was the proof of A-Ratings on Angie's, because Ed's Wells also turned out to be an A. So even referrals from an "A" business were top echelon.
This weekend is installing a state-of-the-art AirGard system which eliminates the frequent chlorine odors. Although he is booked for the entire week, JR will install the new system on Saturday with no surcharge!
- John B.

One of the owners, , came by in the morning and explained their product options. Clearly he has a lot of experience in the business. We chose the "President" softener because it had more features and a longer warranty than the others. We were limited on time that week, so he agreed that they could do the installation ...More the same day. The workers showed up as expected and went about the tasks in a professional manner. They checked that the water pressure is not too high. When they were done, the lead technician explained the operation of both the softener and the unit.
- William F.

When he said he could do the work and save us the price of a plumber, we asked what price we were looking at. He said it would take about 3 hours and the price would be $300.00, so we agreed. We didn't know that wasn't a quote, it was the fixed price for him to do the work. He spent just over an hour, did a mouse ...More job of it, and charged us $300.00 plus tax. When we contested the bill, he said if we didn't pay he would take us to small claims court.
- Rosalie M T.

, the owner and installer, was prompt and personable. He appeared to be very knowledgeable about water treatment. The system he installed was one of the least expensive ones I saw in shopping around, but it works fine.
- carl C.

Water Softener Companies in Oceanside, CA

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1064 La Mirada Ct.

1st Choice Plumbing Heating and Air

4035 Oceanside Blvd,

A - 1 Plumbing Sewer & Drain Experts

616 Emerald Ave.
El Cajon

A AALL In One Home Improvements

23460 Japatul Valley Rd

A to Z Leak Detection

929 Calle Negocio
San Clemente

A Weekend Plumber

1123 Portola St.

A&P Plumbing

10795 Penara St
San Diego

A.S.A.P. Plumbing / Totally Toilets

5663 Balboa Ave
San Diego

A1 Complete Home Improvement

P.O. BOX 21732
El Cajon

Agape Waters

1154 Barham Dr
San Marcos

AIM Plumbing California

4558 30th st
San Diego

All Phases and Trades Construction Corp

1211 Maryland Pl
San Diego


107 este 7 ave

AllStar Water Systems, Inc

7360 Trade St Suite B
San Diego


1215 S Buena Vista St
San Jacinto

American Tradition Plumbing

PO Box 460741

Ameriserve Repiping

7716 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air

1150 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon

Anthony's ALL Service

Valley Center

Aquatech Systems LLC

1307 W Meadowbrook Ave

Assure Plumbing

240 S Anza St
El Cajon

Avista Technologies

140 Bosstick Blvd.
San Marcos

Berkey Water Hawaii

68-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy

Best Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

PO Box 16587
San Diego

Black Mountain Plumbing Inc

9909 Hibert Street
San Diego

Body, Mind and Soil

1274 Chestnut Ave

Brockmire Plumbing Services Inc

13741 Danielson St

Budget Plumbing & Drain

PO Box 2802

Canyon Plumbing

PO Box 5273
San Clemente

Carpentry by Aaron Home repair expert

409 sunridge pl


PO Box 9973
Moreno Valley

Certified Plumbing

3773 Via Del Rancho

CF Plumbing INC.

3132 Tiger Run Court #109


San Diego

Clover Plumbing

po box 596

CMS Construction Services, Inc.

4425 Larchwood Pl

Colepepper Plumbing

11440 West Bernardo Court
San Diego

Culligan Water of North County Inc

507 W Gannon Pl

Delta Plumbing

1301 Dos Hermanos Glen

Doctor Piper inc , Repipe Specialists

5521 Caminito Roberto
San Diego

Drain Patrol

1507 E Valley Pkwy

Drain Patrol

771 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon

Drain Patrol

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd
Chula Vista

Drain Patrol

711 Mission Ave

Drain Patrol

300 Carlsbad Village Dr

Drain Patrol

1611 S Melrose

Drain Patrol

9625 Mission Gorge Rd

Drain Patrol

310 Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos

Drain Patrol

13446 Poway Rd.


7181 Eagles Perch Dr

ECG Construction Inc

3614 Columbia St
San Diego

EcoWater Systems of San Diego

110 Copperwood Way

EcoWater Systems San Diego

110 Copperwood Way

Euro Construction

P.O Box 2238

Express Water Heaters

PO Box 130324

Family Plumbing Heating & Air Inc.

29970 Technology Dr #210

Farella constuction

5350 Toscana way. 213

Gary Faith Construction, Inc

PO Box 26642
San Diego

GPS Plumbing

P.O. Box 1431
Spring Valley



Hunter Superior Plumbing

24439 Corte Descanso


44025 Olive Ave


Spring Valley

JP Engineering

160 S. Johnson Ave


4605B Los Alamos Way

LIFE Ionizers

6352 Corte Del Abeto

Lifestyle Focus Enterprise

921 Bridgeport Ct
San Marcos

M C Welch Plumbing

PO Box 564
Cardiff By The Sea

Mark's Handyman Service

5021 Shore Dr

MC Comprehensive Construction

P.O. Box 1062
San Marcos

MC Construction

1412 Marline Ave
El Cajon


San Diego

My Plumber CA

7150 Convoy Ct
San Diego

Nexus Plumbing Inc

11956 Bernardo Plaza Dr. # 459
San Diego

North County Plumbing

2613 Temple Heights Dr #B

North County Water Heater Services

1720 Elfin Forest Rd
San Marcos

One Water Systems

3508 Seagate Way

Pacific Cleaning Services

3334 East Pacific Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar

Pacific West Construction Group

7703 Convoy Court
San Diego

Payless Water Heaters & Plumbing

27919 Smyth Dr.

Peter S. Rodgers Property Improvement

42550 Granado Place


328 Via Del Norte


PO BOX 231186

Plumbing Plus

12147 Kirkham Rd

Prescription Plumbing Inc.

po box 6378

Proactive Plumbing, Inc

500 Rancheros Drive #25
San Marcos

Pure Water of California

855 K S. Main Ave #130

RamFLEX Builders

PO Box 1012

Rayne Water of Camp Pendleton

112 Cedar Road




San Diego

Ree Construction

739 San Juan Place
Chula Vista

Reliance Plumbing

PO BOX 411

Renewables Company

162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
Rancho Santa Fe

Repipe 1

15791 Rockfield Blvd


PO BOX 15305
San Diego

Roto Rooter Plumbers

2141 Industrial Ct

Runge Building & Consulting

4485 Sunburst Dr

Rush Plumbing & Rooter/Rush Contractors & Eng.

offices in Anaheim, Menifee, San Jose, San Diego

San Diego Pool Master

12191 Cuyamaca college drive
El Cajon

San Diego Pure Water

1042 N el Camino Real Suite B-149

Sanford & Son Plumbing

PO Box 710053
San Diego

So Cal Plumbing Heating & Drains

38340 Innovation Ct.

So California Plumbing Co

PO Box 2321
La Mesa

Streamline Plumbing & Rooter

PO Box 4073

Superior Water - Waterboy Whole House Systems

13230 Evening Creek Drive South
San Diego

Superior Water Service and Sales

253 N Rios Ave
Solana Beach

Surfside Developers, Inc.

4502 Milton street
San Diego

The Lord is My Helper Handyman Service

140 W Pioneer Ave Spc 50

The Man Handy

22806 Supa Ct

The Tankless Plumber

15721 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
San Diego

TLC Plumbing Inc

9920 Prospect Ave

Tom Plumb

469 Summer View Cir

Tony Silva Plumbing, LLC

2150 Pacific Beach Dr Apt 326
San Diego

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys



Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

True Plumbing, Inc

300 Carlsbad Village Dr.

Uva Construction

41785 Elm St #102

Vibrant Water

2575 Fortune Way

Vista Plumbing

623 S Santa Fe Ave


2132 Montemar Ave

Water Purification Systems

3740 Boyd Ave
San Diego


1854 Carriage Ln

We Care Plumbing Heating & Air

41085 Golden Gate Cir


44786 Tehachapi Pass


40575 Cal Oaks Rd.

Zech Plumbing

2240 Summit Dr

ZNTH, Inc. dba Zenith Construction

5755 Oberlin Drive
San Diego

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