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Waterboss

Model 900

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36,400-Grain Water Softener System

$466.00 /each
  • 36,400-grain capacity makes the softener ideal for large families
  • High-efficiency design helps conserve water and salt
  • Consumer-friendly controller for easy use

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The Waterboss 36,400-Grain Water Softener features a built-in sediment filter for clean operation and a safety shut-off system for safe water softener use. The water flow rate helps provide minimal pressure drop to your shower and appliances, and the 36,400-grain capacity makes the softener ideal for large families. The high-efficiency tank design helps conserve water and salt and also saves space so you can easily find a place for it in your home.

  • 10 GPM water flow rate at 15 psi drop helps provide minimal pressure drop to your shower and appliances
  • Built-in sediment filter for clean operation
  • Safety shut-off system for safe operation
  • Factory-installed bypass helps extend filter longevity
  • Regeneration uses 14 Gal. in 20 minutes to help save water and time
  • Space-saving tank is designed for convenience
  • Do-it-yourself installation DVD included to help make installation easy
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does the water boss 900 have a bypass valve so I can water flower and vegetable plants

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January 14, 2016
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Yes.
There is a knob on top of the valve. There is an arrow on top of this knob. If the arrow on the knob is turned so that it is pointing at the word 'service' this means that water is flowing through the water softener. If the arrow is pointing at the word 'bypass', water simply does a U-turn inside of the valve and does NOT pass through the Waterboss.
A few people suggested flushing the water Read More
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There is a knob on top of the valve. There is an arrow on top of this knob. If the arrow on the knob is turned so that it is pointing at the word 'service' this means that water is flowing through the water softener. If the arrow is pointing at the word 'bypass', water simply does a U-turn inside of the valve and does NOT pass through the Waterboss.
A few people suggested flushing the water through the water lines as it will already be softened. This is true. However, the volume of water stored inside of your internal plumbing is very small and would only take a few minutes to flush. In other words, this is not a problem. Read Less
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It has a bypass valve so that untreated water can bypass the unit (this occurs automatically when the unit is regenerating). However, as another person mentioned, all the lines downstream of the unit will still be full of treated water. It would be wasteful and time-consuming to flush the treated water down the drain before watering your plants with untreated water. Instead, you should have a tee Read More
It has a bypass valve so that untreated water can bypass the unit (this occurs automatically when the unit is regenerating). However, as another person mentioned, all the lines downstream of the unit will still be full of treated water. It would be wasteful and time-consuming to flush the treated water down the drain before watering your plants with untreated water. Instead, you should have a tee connection before the unit to have access to untreated water for plant irrigation purposes.
Also, the treated water doesn't taste as good as untreated well water. It is very slightly salty (this is what makes it bad for plants). If you have the money and expertise, it is better to run a dedicated untreated line to your refrigerator ice maker and kitchen sink Read Less
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September 8, 2015
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Yes it does have a bypass valve. Lift off the top and turn the knob.
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August 14, 2015
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Yes it does, but the water in the lines will still have treated water. I personally installed a separate water line with a valve before the inlet line to the machine, so I could water plants as needed.
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you need to creat a bypass
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Is it a self contained system?. Does it need a discharge hose or a seperate container for the salt?

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Lake Havasu City, AZ
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May 31, 2016
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The Waterboss is a self contained system with three connections required:
1) the Water inlet from the main supply.
2) the Water outlet back into the home system
3) is discharge tube which is vented to drain when the unit cycle flushes.
Ther is no separate resevour for the salt just the one unit.
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Another person answered this question correctly. There is a lid on top of the unit that slides back. This exposes an open area inside the unit between the tank and the shell containing the tank. Pour the salt in this area. The salt sits outside of the tank but inside of the water softener cabinet.
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It's a self-contained system. The salt goes in the main unit. However, it still needs to be plumbed to:
1. Untreated water in
2. Treated water out
3. Regeneration waste water to drain
4. Overflow to drain
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What is the weight in box of Waterboss 900 model?
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Marysville, OH
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total is about 100lbs., w/o salt
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Ours had a shipping weight of 90 pounds.
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The info sheet claims about 105 pounds. But if filled with water and salt it could be as high as 190 pounds.
Most floors will support this weight.
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will it filter any amount of iron?

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July 24, 2016
Do I need both systems, 900 and 900if to filter iron?
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This system will filter out up to 10 ppm of iron from your water supply. One should test your water to determine the minerals, including iron, in your water supply. Home Depot has several water testing kits that will take an hour or so to run the tests. My test/s showed 5 to 10 ppm of iron, so this product would work fine for my area. If my readings should increase, then I would need to purchase the iron Read More
This system will filter out up to 10 ppm of iron from your water supply. One should test your water to determine the minerals, including iron, in your water supply. Home Depot has several water testing kits that will take an hour or so to run the tests. My test/s showed 5 to 10 ppm of iron, so this product would work fine for my area. If my readings should increase, then I would need to purchase the iron filter (900if) and install it before the water softener. Read Less
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July 25, 2016
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Yes, this system filters iron. There is no information available for your remaining question.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 102 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible purchase In the two years I've owned this softener, it has worked for 6 months. The first time I contacted customer service, and they took me through a series of tedious and very time consuming tasks that included emptying the entire tank and taking the thing apart. One of the cleaning steps must have worked, and it started to work again. But then it stopped working again. I went through the same series of tedious and time consuming tasks to try to get it working again and it didn't work this time. Customer service was no help after many back and forth emails that took some time to get responses, and of course it isn't under warranty anymore. I've finally decided that I've sunk too much time into this thing and NEED soft water, so I'm investing more money for something better. August 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product! Love the size. A piece of the plastic inside cracked after the salt was put in, but doesn't affect how it operates. Just wish it could be made with something other than plastic...the piece that connects one side to the other is too weak if it breaks when salt is added. We have very hard well water and it definitely softens it up. We bought the larger one due to the hardness of our water...75. We have since turned it down as the water was a bit too soft, couldn't get the soap out! I think we could have gotten by with the smaller version. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Water Softener I did a lot of research before buying this WaterBoss 900. I chose it because of it's low price, small size, and good reviews. It was very easy to install. I can't understand why people pay thousands of dollars more for a traditional name brand. Perhaps it's the fear of the unknown. My only gripe concerns the "96 hour" setting on the controller. When turned on (the default), the unit regenerates at least every four days, regardless of usage. We have very low usage in our household, and I had several back and forth emails with WaterBoss Customer Service before we determined that I could turn this off. That small issue aside, this has been a great softener for us, works well and is trouble-free (at least since the six weeks since installation). December 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Was broken when it arrived could not use it The product was broken when I received it so very disappointed. Would not purchase again this way. July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New install June 2016 Excellent size for my needs. Does a great job! It regulates itself to the amount of soft water we need. June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install water is soft like normal... still waiting for it to regenerate. Just installed it, like it. Still waiting for it to regenerated, The water is soft as it should have been. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product This is the second one that I have bought and installed. I sold my old house so couldn't take the first one with me...It is very easy to install and the water quality is great. I would suggest buying 1 inch threaded pvc to 3/4 inch pvc to install it. It comes with everything you need but I just bought my own. Did not take long to install. The water pressure is pretty much the same and this unit uses the least amount of water during regeneration than any other brand!! June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible customer service at Waterboss Purchased this product and it only lasted 5 years. If you buy this, understand that the entire unit has to be replaced every 5 years because the resin inside expires. It cannot be replaced (like a filter in a water purifier), you have to buy an entirely new unit and have it installed. I called Customer Service at Waterboss, they sold me new resin so I could replace it myself. It was an impossible task and could not be done (that cost $200). They would not allow me to return the resin without charging me a restocking fee of 15%. Since shipping one way was $50, it would have cost me over $100 to return this unusable fix. The customer service rep never told me that I may NOT be able to pull the old resin out. She implied it was fairly simple. It was not possible. If you want a short term product and are willing to pay for a new one every few years, get it. It is not documented anywhere that this product will fail in 5-6 years. Be warned. May 25, 2016
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