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Fleck 5600SXT Water Softener Review


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Many things in life come down to pure luck. Whether it be the lottery, catching your phone before it falls to the ground, or even just finding the last parking space in the car park, everything can normally be attributed to luck. The same can be said about water. If you are one of the unlucky people who live in an area which has hard water then you’ll know the pains of having lime scale build up on almost everything! This review is here to help and it will be looking at the Fleck 5600SXT Water Softener to do just that!

What features does it have?

The first and probably most important feature of this machine is that it is a household water softener. You won’t have to worry about anything as the Flecks system can take care of all of the water outlets in your home. It uses high capacity, extra long life resin to ensure that the water will come out soft, and the ion exchange process used internally means that the calcium and magnesium that normally cause hard water are removed. It is a relatively simple machine to use too as it has a backlit LCD display, touchpad controls, 48 hour internal power backup, and the system comes with a ten year warranty on top of all of this!

How confusing is it to set up and use?

I can sympathise with anyone who is worried that their handyman skills are going to be put to the test as soon as they hear the words “install the system in your home.” Fortunately, with some basic plumbing skills the Fleck can be installed in only 1-2 hours so the panic should be lessened. As for using the machine, the touch control buttons and backlit LED screen should mean that the options are always clear and easy to figure out!

What are the positives?

The fact that this appliance can ensure your whole house’s water supply is soft and it has an element of controllability over this process means that this machine is a very useful water softener. It is easy to install and the wide list of features which were mentioned above should make for a very straight forward piece of technology.

What are the negatives?

Due to its functionality and the job it is supposed to do, this water softener is big. It comes in at a whopping 150 pounds, so once you have installed it in your attic then you’ll have little desire (or need) to move it. The size is the only down point to this machine as it has not received any other complaints of note from its users, and the size isn’t really a bad thing at all. If you want to compare this to water softeners with some real bad reviews, then check those out now!

What’s the conclusion?

With all things considered, Flecks water softener is a very sharp and useful piece of kit to have in your house. It can make all of the water in your house soft and help prevent lime scale form building up, so you would be silly not to buy one! Just think of all the time saved scraping the scale off…