Wouldn’t you like a smart money-saving compact water softener? Well, this Morton System Water Softener Review will give you insights into how money-saving this water softening unit is. And how the device will make your water soft, and life so much easier.
Designed by Morton, a top brand in the production of high-quality salt pellets used for water softening, this water softening unit has the latest technologies and said to be one of the best brands out there.
The Morton 30000 Grain Water Softener is an ideal water softening solution that works well for large homes and small homes. Designed with the general idea featured in most salt-based water softening systems, this unit is one of the most efficient water softeners available. It is, however, different from other systems for water softening thanks to the manufacturer’s smart technological elements fitted into this unit enhancing its efficiency.
Its other impressive feature is its large 200-pound tank, so the unit runs for a long time before the regeneration cycle. This tank features a compact design, and it’s ideal to meet the water softening needs of large family homes too.
This Morton M30 Water Softener uses the Morton patented System Saver Technology which increases the efficiency of the system while making your water easier to use with soaps and detergents. It also has technological functions that give the water-softener the ability to predict a home’s water consumption.
What to Expect from this Morton M30 Water Softener?
Being a salt-based water softener that can predict your water consumption, you not only get soft water that saves time and money by protecting your household appliances, but also a water softener that hits the regeneration cycle at the right time, with no inconvenience.
This unit uses the ion-exchange system to soften hard water. The ion exchange system comprises a negatively charged resin tank where the magnesium and calcium ions are swapped out for soft water. The soft water that comes out of this system is gentle on your hair and skin and also prevents limescale on your appliances.
Note that unlike other salt-based water softeners you’ll come across, this water softener comes with only one tank (others have two tanks). The single tank doesn’t, however, affect the softening action of the unit–it actually reports a higher than expected flow rate of at least 11 gallons per minute.
What are the top features of this Morton Water Softener?
Technology-packed water softener
To ensure you have a constant supply of soft water, this unit comes fitted with unique technological installations like the System Saver Technology which makes the use of soaps and detergents a lot more efficient.
It also has another electronic technology which can literally peek ahead and predict your rate of water consumption. This technology learns from patterns of water usage to predict future trends while ensuring that the system regenerates at the right time. Besides timely regeneration, the unit will also use less salt during regeneration.
The other feature that enhances the efficiency of this unit is its ability to handle a moderate amount of iron ions (ferric ions) in water. Unfortunately, it lacks a powerful filter for sediments. So, if the water supplied to your home is heavy with sediments, consider buying an additional filter to deal with the sediments and to protect this water softener.
This unit has an NSF certification for efficiency and hardness reduction.
They designed this Morton M30 unit to survive power shortages spanning up to 8 hours thanks to its 8-hour power interruption backup. So, even without power, the unit will still run for a specific amount of time.
Thanks to its high-capacity 200-pound salt tank and the system’s 30,000-grain capacity, this water softening unit works well for large homes. Despite the large size of the tank, the unit doesn’t take up too much space, only 1.3 square feet of floor space. This makes the unit equally suitable for large and small homes.
Besides its size, the enhanced performance of this unit also comes from its ion exchange mechanism. In this system, the unit swaps out magnesium and calcium ions in a negatively charged resin tank. This resin tank has tiny beads made of styrene or di-vinylbenzene. It will bound the hard water ions (calcium and magnesium) to the resin, and sodium ions (weak positive ions) take their place.
With time, the resin beads become saturated with the calcium and magnesium ions, and it starts a regeneration cycle to reset the system. The reset is important for the efficiency of the unit.
Regeneration takes place in 5 stages/ cycles–brine fill, brining, brine rinse, backwash, and fast rinse. And thanks to the unit’s technological features, you can set regeneration automatically ahead of time.
The automation means less salt used during regeneration, and you could also set regeneration for a specific time of day/ night.
This unit is easy-to-use thanks to its electronic control system which features four buttons for control and a clear LCD screen. Unfortunately, this screen is not back-lit. Also, this interface is less dynamic compared to what’s seen in other units. Note, however, that the unit is better than many other units as it has a one-touch recharge option, a feature missing from many other units available on the market.
This M30’s installation process is easy. You may want to engage a professional for installation and also buy some extra fittings and tubing.
The unit comes with a grommet, hose clamps, clips, an adapter elbow, installation adapters, a drain hose, and a bypass valve.
The maintenance of the unit is easy, but you need to install a bypass valve that stops water flow if there is an issue.
- The unit is NSF-certified
- It hands very hard water
- Works well for large homes
- One-touch recharge function
- Demand-initiated cycle for regeneration thanks to its Look Ahead Technology.
- Uses less salt in regeneration
- 8-hour power shortage protection
- It has high-quality technological applications
- LCD screen not back-lit
- Buy a refined filter to deal with sediments
- Replacement parts are expensive
- It could leak
This Morton M30 Water Softener does what it’s made for, softening water as it should, even when the water being softened has a high grain of hardness. It can also handle ferric ions to a certain level, moderate, and its installation is easy. Unfortunately, it has a few imperfections–the parts are a little expensive.