Kinetico has packed the power and ease of non-electric operation into a single-tank water softener. Essential Series systems will handle basic water conditions without the need for a timer, clock or computer. Thanks to its sleek, compact design, it's the perfect solution where a more robust system isn't really necessary but reliability is.

Kinetico Essential Series Highlights

Saves Time and Money

Non-Electric Operation

Non-Electric OperationLike other Kinetico products, Essential water softeners operate using water power, not electricity.  So you can forget about clocks and timers. No more setting, adjusting or repairing, and no more headaches. It’s that simple.

Rapid Regeneration

Rapid RegenerationRegeneration occurs in a fraction of the time it takes other softeners to come back into service.

AccuDial® For Optimum Efficiency

Specifically Designed For Your Home

AccuDial®With the patent-pending AccuDial feature, Kinetico Essential Series models are calibrated to function with fine-tuned efficiency. It’s like having a water softener that’s custom-designed specifically for your home – without the custom price.

On-Demand Regeneration

On-Demand RegenerationLike other Kinetico water softeners, these systems monitor your water usage and regenerate (clean themselves) only when necessary.

Essential Series® Water Softener Models

Contact your local, authorized Kinetico Water Specialist to ensure you get the proper model for your home and lifestyle. Below are our most popular models. "Daily Capacity" is total grains-of-hardness removal capacity based on an average of 3 demand-generated regeneration cycles per day.


Essential Series

Dimension (height, width, depth) 24"x12"18"
Max Hardness 42 gpg
Max Daily Capacity 3,660 grains
Water Per Regeneration 6.6 gal
Salt Per Regeneration 0.8 lbs
Regeneration Time 15 min
Max Efficiency (grains per 1 lb salt) 4,574
Product Specifications


Essential Series

Dimensions (height, width, depth) 40"x9"x9"
Max Hardness 50 gpg
Max Daily Capacity 5,000 grains
Water Per Regeneration 9.5 gal
Salt Per Regeneration 1.25 lbs
Regeneration Time 15 min
Max Efficiency (grains per 1 lb salt) 4,000

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