How Much Salt Will My Softener Use?

You can easily calculate the amount of salt your softener will use with just a little information.  Salt consumption is based on a few parameters, such as:

  • How many people are in the home?
  • What are the average daily gallons used per person?
  • How hard is the water?
  • How often is your softener set to regenerate?
  • How efficient is your softener?

Use the chart below to estimate the amount of salt your softener should be using:

How many months will a bag of salt last?

# of people in home

Des Moines

West Des Moines

1

11

8

2

5

4

3

4

3

4

3

2

5

2

2

6

2

1

 

If you live in Ankeny, Pleasant Hill, Windsor Heights, Clive, or Urbandale use the Des Moines calculations.

 

If you find that you are using more salt then the average amount calculated, please contact us to look at your softener.  It could be your settings are incorrect or there could be something wrong with you softener that needs service to remedy your problem.