What happens if I run out of salt?

Water Softener Salt

Don’t worry if you completely run out of salt. All that will happen is that you’ll have hard water again and you’ll stop noticing the benefits of soft water. As soon as you fill the salt chamber again, your softened water will be back. It’s best to check salt levels regularly to avoid running out, but it won’t damage your softener if you do. 

For pre November 2020 Harvey water softener models (HV4) you can check how much salt is in your salt chamber simply by looking through the clear lid of your water softener. The red line inside is the indicator to look for to know when to refill salt in your water softener. If you have a HarveyArc, you can add extra blocks when the Mini Curve salt block reaches the front edge of the casing. 

Refilling your water softener salt is simple. Follow these instructions to refill your water softener  

How much salt will my water softener use? 

The amount of salt your water softener uses will depend on a number of factors such as how many people are in your household and how much water they typically use. Find out more here. 

If you need to order more salt, you’ll find more information about water softener refill salt choices here. 

To keep your water softener running smoothly, you’ll need to replace the salt in your system regularly. Check the salt chamber – if your water softener salt is running out, stock up on pure A-grade quality salt for home delivery from our online shop. Buy now 

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