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Can I Use Iodized Salt In My Domestic Water Softener As It Is Cheaper Than Pelleted Salt Water Softener Salt?

We don’t drink the water, so it is really a question of whether iodide can harm the machine or reduce its effectiveness.

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  1. Comment by imadrian
    February 2, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    The iodide/iodine will not harm the machine. Iodized/table salt is made of smaller granules and will dissolve more quickly and may cost more money in the long run. Pellets will last longer and disburse more properly in the unit and leave a smaller amount of residue. Go with the pelleted salt for the unit.
    I’m sorry to say that I’m against using water softener units. All they do is add salt to all the household water. If you have hard water, all you have to do is add a small amount of table salt to your laundry load. This will allow the suds to maximize.
    Using a water softener unit only adds unwanted salt/sodium to drinking/bathing water. You might want to avoid this. Please research further. Water purification is much more important.
    Signed,
    Been There, Done That

  2. Comment by Hasnain
    July 29, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    We by mistake had used iodized salt in my softener of 1.5 cu.m capacity and now the hardness is not appropriate. Softener person says to replace the resins. Should I?

  3. Comment by Berhanu
    April 2, 2015 @ 7:45 am

    We are using Iodized salt for resin regeneration in our softener. Does the Iodine affect the life time of the softener. In general what conditions affect resin performance?
    Kind Regards,
    Berhanu

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