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Morton Potassium Chloride Water Softener Salt Pellets (40 lb.)

  • Designed to reduce buildup in the water pipes
  • 99% sodium-free pellets help to soften the water
  • Easy-tear opening and handle allows convenient pouring and use
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Product Overview

Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets are a 99% sodium free choice for your water softener. For the many households that have hard water, it is a natural solution for softer water that provides many added benefits. When used, Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets help not only decrease the buildup hard water can cause in pipes and appliances and make dishes easier to clean, but also leaves hair and skin feeling softer after washing and bathing. To continue to see the benefits of Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets, it is recommended that every other month you add between two and four new bags to your tank, depending on the number of people in your household. In order to make carrying and pouring our 40 lb. bags easier, this bag features a sturdy plastic handle and an easy-tear opening.
  • 99% sodium free: soften your water using 99% sodium free pellets
  • Less buildup: Morton potassium chloride pellets help to decrease the buildup that hard water can leave inside your pipes and appliances that use water
  • Easier cleaning: soft water leaves your glasses, dishes and faucets sparkling clean and virtually spot free, making cleaning a breeze
  • Conveniently designed: this 40 lb. bag features an easy-tear opening and sturdy plastic handle, making it easier to lift, open and pour
  • Made by Morton, the salt experts: each of our water softener salt options is specially formulated to meet your hard water needs with quality you can trust since 1848
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Product Depth (in.)
4 in
Product Height (in.)
21 in
Product Width (in.)
13 in


Works with all water softeners
Pack Size
Product Weight (lb.)
40 lb
Salt Type
Potassium Chloride

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


Buying y or more do I get on line discount

Asked by Harry December 14, 2020

Are bulk prices available in store too?

Asked by Mama23 September 16, 2020

Can this be used as a fertilizer for vegetable gardens? Potassium is essential to a lot vegetable...

Asked by Dirkphilly June 28, 2020

No. Chlorides should not be used to fertilize your plants. Other potassium salts are OK and available at your garden center.

Is this a product of Canada?

Asked by Chuck May 18, 2020

It depends. When products are sourced outside of the United States you'll see 'Product Of' followed by the name of the country.

Did this product replace Nature’s Own Potassium?

Asked by JM May 1, 2020

Hello Jim, Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is a store exclusive and not offered online. You can check your local stores stock by plugging in your zip code to the store selector. If you have any doubts or questions about the stocks you can call the store in question to confirm the stock. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

Will regular salt pellets kill the flowers on your lawn, and are potassium pellets better to use

Asked by Thomas October 9, 2019

The potassium chloride is healthier for you and your plants.

does potassium chloride pellets last any longer than the salt pellets

Asked by Nan November 3, 2018

No. But they are better than using sodium chloride. Sodium chloride will damage faucets and fixtures, and the only way to clean off the the salt residue it to use an old tooth brush dipped in some diluted with water (50/50) CLR and SCRUB...repeatedly and rinse. And if you have copper water lines in your home (those were used in older homes, like mine)...the sodium chloride will eat away at the copper plumbing, causing it to, eventually, leak. And don't forget about your hot water tank...if you use sodium chloride pellets you have to remove the sacrificial anode rod in the tank, because the sodium chloride will eat away the rod (it screws in from the top and needs to be replaced every few years. That job requires you to shut of the water in the house, drain the tank, unscrew the rod using a socket and a ratchet, and replace it with a new one). You should drain your hot water tank every years, anyway...that removes the sediment in the tank, that settles to the bottom.

Customer Reviews

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  • 85% recommend this product
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I do recommend this product but this is NOT the product that was loaded into my car. I requested ...
I do recommend this product but this is NOT the product that was loaded into my car. I requested it be loaded by a store employee because I'm seventy years old and just can't manage it anymore. I did not discover until I got home. Not going to haul 400lbs of the crap they gave back to the store 30 miles away. See the pic for what I ended up with from the North American Salt Company... not the Morton... and It rates inferior as it pertains to performance and softener equipment compared to the Morton.
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Exactly what I needed. Convenient same-day delivery from my local...
Exactly what I needed. Convenient same-day delivery from my local Home Depot. Thank you!
Good job on the potassium chloride salt pellets....
Good job on the potassium chloride salt pellets.
by HomeDepotCustomer
by SR
Been using for years...
Been using for years
by Sy
Both bags had large lumps of pellets stuck together. ...
Both bags had large lumps of pellets stuck together. Was difficult to break up especially when trying to pour into water softener container. I had cut more than on third of the top and when pouring the pellets could not get thru the cut top because the lumps were so large. I had taken one bag down to my second home in Palm Springs area too with the same results.
by HomeDepotCustomer
I love potassium chloride as an alternative to sodium chloride...
I love potassium chloride as an alternative to sodium chloride for my water softener. these particular bags had some water contamination and the pellets were overly clumped together and would not pour smoothly out of the bag. I had to break up some big clumps of about 1 to 5 lbs.
by Paul
curveside pickup so good!
Thanks so much for loading all heavy 6 bags of salt. Working as charm!
by socky76
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