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80,000 Grain Heavy Duty Water Softener

  • Ion-exchange resins remove calcium and magnesium hardness
  • Helps preserve the life of water appliances
  • Saves money on monthly energy costs
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Product Details

Enjoy cleaner water with this Heavy Duty Water Softener. It removes calcium and magnesium to treat hard water and is an ideal holistic addition to your water supply. Its ion-exchange resin provides cleaner, brighter water that leaves glassware and silverware clean and with no streaks. You'll also have healthier, softer skin and hair and use less soap and shampoo than with an untreated water system.
  • Large tank size with high capacity resin
  • High flow rate with down flow regeneration
  • Metered delayed backwash for minimal water waste
  • Programmable electronic head with solid state microprocessor with easy front panel settings
  • 3 modes of operation: meter immediate, meter delayed, time clock delayed
  • 5-year manufacturer's warranty on electric head
  • Standard bypass included
  • Double backwash feature, offering optimum regeneration, cleaning and efficiency
  • 36 selectable pre-programmed regeneration cycles
  • Days override featured 1-28 days available
  • Backwash and brining ability to 21 in. Dia tanks
  • Battery back-up with up to 8 hour power carry over
  • 12-volt transformer provides safe and easy installation
  • Provides optimum service and backwash rates



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Specifications

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Questions & Answers

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Q:Under the specifications, it says this device is salt-free. However, it also states that it holds up to 300 lbs of salt. So which is it? Is this a potassium-based system or a sodium based system?
by|Jul 19, 2022
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A:  Andy, thank you for your inquiry. I see what you are saying. A PLS80 is a salt softener and requires use of salt. This item is also discontinued and no longer available for sale. Thanks, The Pentair Customer Satisfaction Team

by|Jul 19, 2022
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    Q:Does this unit work on water that has higher amount of iron?
    by|Jul 11, 2022
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    A:  Suzan, thank you for your inquiry. It will work on water with ferrous iron only. Since ion exchange softeners exchange both hardness and iron together, the amount it can handle is proportional to the amount of iron and hardness in the water vs how often the system regenerates. Feel free to contact one of our water specialist to help you determine which system to select. They can be reached at 1-877-439-0510. Thank you The Pentair Customer Satisfaction Team.

    by|Jul 11, 2022
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      Q:What is the efficiency of this 80,000 grain unit in grains per pound of salt?
      by|Apr 22, 2022
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      A:  Gary Burk, thank you for your inquiry. the unit has the efficiency 4150 (3# per cu ft) with the salt mode in economy. It also has the ability to be set to use water savings methods (on good water quality) to reduce waste water drastically. If you would like to talk to someone for more information please contact us at 877-451-2641. The Pentair Customer Satisfaction Team.

      by|Apr 22, 2022
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        Q:Can this system be used in a home that has a septic tank and how does it affect the septic tank ?
        by|Nov 25, 2021
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        A:  Rafael, Most all brine efficient softeners can be used on septic systems, but can be detrimental if not properly maintained/programmed. You local environmental codes will help you determine if you should plumb directly to the septic or bypass to a dry well. Thank you, The Pentair Customer Satisfaction Team

        by|Nov 29, 2021
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5
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          Response from Pelican WaterAug 31, 2021
          We are not sure why your softener is not working, Normally it is very easy to determine why a salt softener is not working. Please call our Technical Support Team at 877-451-2641 so we can resolve your issue. Thank you, The Pentair Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
            I was happy with the system until I got it installed. All connections are great and to my shockin...
            I was happy with the system until I got it installed. All connections are great and to my shocking surprise there is a leak during the regen cycle. That’s the last thing anyone wants, you complete installation and then it leaks from a faulty head on the tank. Now I have to return it and get a new system.
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            Response from Pelican WaterFeb 24, 2021
            We are sorry to hear that you have a leak, please call our tech support team at 877-207-7380 and we will get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. Thank you, The Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
              Have had installed for a couple months. works great and easy to set up.
              Have had installed for a couple months. works great and easy to set up.
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              Response from Pelican WaterJun 28, 2018
              Hello, Thank you for the nice review! We're pleased our PLS48 48,000 Grain Heavy Duty Water Softener has improved your water experience. Enjoy healthier water and all the benefits of treated calcium and magnesium hardness in your water. The Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
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                3 found this review helpful
                Easily installed and instant results. Living in the country with hard water that destroyed all my...
                Easily installed and instant results. Living in the country with hard water that destroyed all my appliances. Installed this softener and problems no longer. Wish that i would of bought this years ago.
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                Response from Pelican WaterMay 7, 2018
                Thank you for the nice review! We're pleased the PLS80 80,000 Grain Heavy Duty Water Softener has improved your water experience. Enjoy healthier, great tasting water while protecting your appliances from hard water damage. Thanks again! The Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
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                Good salt based whole home water softner....
                Good salt based whole home water softner.
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                Response from Pelican WaterSep 29, 2022
                HomeDepotCustomer, we would like to thank you for the great review! We're pleased we were able to improve your water experience and are certain you will continue to enjoy cleaner, healthier water. The Pentair Customer Satisfaction Team.
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                Works Great
                Works Great. It uses a lot of Salt, but works Great
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                Response from Pelican WaterJan 4, 2022
                Thanks for the great review! We're pleased we were able to improve your water experience and are certain you will continue to enjoy cleaner, healthier water. The Pentair Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
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                  Easy install. Works great....
                  Easy install. Works great.
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                  Response from Pelican WaterNov 22, 2021
                  Thanks for the great review! We're pleased we were able to improve your water experience and are certain you will continue to enjoy cleaner, healthier water. The Pentair Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
                    Great Softener, Easy Install
                    Great unit. I got rid of my leased Culligan softener and put this in. Great decision—a couple pex fitting changes and I was in business. Doesnt use much salt and I tested the hardess at <1 gpg after a couple days of use. Very happy
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                    Response from Pelican WaterSep 2, 2021
                    Thanks for the great review PowerRick! We're pleased we were able to improve your water experience and are certain you will continue to enjoy cleaner, healthier water. The Pentair Customer Satisfaction Team
                      Outstanding! Not hard to install either! HD's people...
                      Outstanding! Not hard to install either! HD's people were the absolute best too...I was getting this done with a broken foot and they really stepped up for us! Thank you one and all! Jim J.
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                      Response from Pelican WaterAug 3, 2021
                      Thanks for the great review Patricia! Shout out to the Home Depot Installation Team! We're pleased we were able to improve your water experience and are certain you will continue to enjoy cleaner, healthier water. The Pentair Pelican Water Customer Satisfaction Team
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