Water Boss® Water Softner (900)

Item no: 4043048 | 725296937006
$519.99
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  • Grain Capacity: 36400 Grain
  • Product Type: Water Softener
  • Tank Length: 8.75 in.
  • Iron Reduction: 10 ppm
  • Water Required For Regeneration: 14 gal.
  • Output Between Refills: 3500 gal.
  • Maximum Hardness Removal: 90 Grains/ Grains/gal.
  • Programmable: Yes
  • Voltage: 12 volts
  • Maximum Pipe Size: 1" in.
  • Installation Kit Included: Yes
  • Tank Width: 14.75 in.
  • Indicator Light: Yes
  • Regeneration Time: 20 min
  • Permanent Settings Memory: Yes
  • Alarm: No


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3.9

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to install (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Clean taste (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Improving water quality (3)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

We've had this product for six years and it has been exceptional. And most importantly, if a part fails, it
can be replaced. Very easily! Manual comes with very
clear schematics and...Read complete review

We've had this product for six years and it has been exceptional. And most importantly, if a part fails, it
can be replaced. Very easily! Manual comes with very
clear schematics and troubleshooting guide. We were not
unhappy with the softener that we had for 25
years, but they were too expensive and the other ones that we looked at were too flimsy. We have very
hard city water.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible Product

Had the 900 installed 3 years ago. The brine tank is overflowing. Contacted Water Boss for someone to fix it. They would not send anyone and instructed me how to fix it myself. ...Read complete review

Had the 900 installed 3 years ago. The brine tank is overflowing. Contacted Water Boss for someone to fix it. They would not send anyone and instructed me how to fix it myself. Each time I do what they say and it is still not fixed. Each time I apprise them it is not fixed they give me another step. Finally I was referred to someone to come and fix it. He said he can't touch it because I accidently used one of my own screws once when reassembling. This is why I wanted someone to come out in the first place. 1. For only being 3 years old, unacceptable product performance. 2. You better be an expert at fixing things if you contact Water Boss product support

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4.0

Mine died

By Jan

from Cedar Hill, MO

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

        Ours was 10 years old in January '13. The tank is guaranteed for 10 years, so ours worked just passed the warranty June '13. We heard a loud noise like something burst in the basement and the softener was overflowing. We thought our pipes were vibrating for about 2 weeks but it must have been the softener about to blow. We had been happy with it up until it flooded the laundry room. The tank is leaking at the seam. Nothing last forever, so since we have such a small area, we will probably replace it with another one. We are just glad we were home when it happened. We will always turn the by pass on from now on when we go on vacation, that would have been a disaster.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exceptionally good water softener

        By Vic

        from Potosi, Mo

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Pros

        • Clean Taste
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Install
        • Long Lasting Filter

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Improving Taste
          • Improving Water Quality

          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

          I am on my second Water Boss softener, the first one in another house. The current one being a replacement for another brand which was totally worthless. Both performed as expected and I am very happy with them. Have not had any problem with either one.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          replacement for 18 yr old WaterBoss

          By DA

          from NC

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Excellent Service Life
            • Replacement

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

            compact unit fits tight location. No problem to install w/proper tools. Low water consumption

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Overcoming Unexpected Surprises

            By Bob

            from Ada, Oklahoma

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clean Taste
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Long Lasting Filter

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Improving Taste
            • Improving Water Quality
            • Replacement
            • Upgrade

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

            Although pictures on the box show hoses, the supplier had gone bankrupt. I was replacing my Water Boss and had 3/4" hoses but needed to get to 1" for the Model 900. Galvanized steel galled the plastic nozzles which Water Boss replaced with a new bypass unit. Then, the downstream plastic part leaked and was replaced. I found the leak was a tiny o-ring pinched at the factory. Then my old rubber hose ruptured. A hose specialist told me they used tubing that didn't match any standard hose sizes. He could cut out the rupture and reconnect with a brass union crimped in. In effect, I supplied my own hoses.
            We are a family of two but went to the 900 Model this time. Water Boss regenerates on demand. I reasoned that the larger resin capacity would increase the time between regens. and last longer than our first Water Boss. In our rural town, there was no one who could repair water softeners, but now I've become my own Softener repairman.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this unit!

            By Myra, the pepper woman

            from Clearwater, FL

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Clean Taste
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Salt use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decreases soapshampoo
              • Improving Water Quality

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

              The quality of water in my neighborhood got so bad that many people blamed their dishwashers and replaced them. on the recommendation of my brother, I boght the Water Boss instead. Without running dishes and glasses through a vinegar soak, I can already see a vast decrease of sediment. Also notice that where I couldn't get suds in the washer, I am now using much less detergent with much better results.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fabulous Product

              By gkinlv

              from Henderson, NV

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                  Had this softener for 5 years and wow - never any issues. Just add salt and it does the rest. Our water quality is great. I just bought another one for my Mom :-) I had it installed by a professional plumber and I recommend that if you are not sure of what you're doing.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Better then box stores!

                  By KATinNC

                  from Elizabeth City, NC

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                      Having gone thru 3 different WS in the past 10 years from different box stores the Waterboss 900 has been a delight! Our water is so clear we no longer have to use additives to keep the whites white (you guys with rusty water know what I'm taking about!). My blonde highlights stay that way instead of turning red. Dishes sparkle! No rusty toilets. Best of all it uses alot less salt. It's also easier to add since the unit is lower to the ground. I recommend this unit. Heck even if it last only 3 years such as other reviewers stated, it would be worth it. My neighbor spent 5k for his & now he's mad since our wells are similar & his water quality is the same as ours only more salt & more expensive.

                      (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Terrible Product

                      By Timbo

                      from Lebanon, Ohio

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                          Had the 900 installed 3 years ago. The brine tank is overflowing. Contacted Water Boss for someone to fix it. They would not send anyone and instructed me how to fix it myself. Each time I do what they say and it is still not fixed. Each time I apprise them it is not fixed they give me another step. Finally I was referred to someone to come and fix it. He said he can't touch it because I accidently used one of my own screws once when reassembling. This is why I wanted someone to come out in the first place. 1. For only being 3 years old, unacceptable product performance. 2. You better be an expert at fixing things if you contact Water Boss product support

                           
                          5.0

                          A great Idea

                          By Rumrunner

                          from Syracuse, NY

                          About Me Handyman

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Whole house

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                            Short and sweet,
                            A1 Product.
                            Very pleased

                            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            After warranty failure

                            By Fiduciaryatlarge

                            from Tampa Fl.

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                              Three months out of warranty and this unit had failures of turbine wheel, electric motor, transformer, printed circuit board( $190.00), drive piston and ribbon conductor.

                              (26 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Avoid for city water use

                              By WMM

                              from St. Paul, Minnesota

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                                  Although the design fits well in small spaces, the unit is promoted as a high capacity system for large families. It is designed for well water systems and not city water (although it is sold at every handyman store located in city water systems). I chose the system based on their position as a system for "Large Families". I purchased the Model 900 on this basis with hope for a long lasting product. My system failed in less than two years. City systems apprently can place more than 1ppm of chlorine in their water and it is bad for the resin bed. I checked my city water testing over the past two years and it never reached over 1ppm. When asking Water Boss to replace it because it failed while operating it within specifications, they refused to. I would recommend purchasing this product with caution.

                                  (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Loved this product

                                  By winig

                                  from Ohio

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Install

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Whole house

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                                  Have had this water softner for 10 years with no problems, use it for whole house. We have a lot of Iron in our water and it is great for taking care of that and the water is so soft. Couldn't ask for a better one. Would buy it again in a Min.

                                  (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By Tyagi13

                                  from Davis California

                                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Install

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Whole house

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Water Boss® Water Softner (900):

                                  We've had this product for six years and it has been exceptional. And most importantly, if a part fails, it
                                  can be replaced. Very easily! Manual comes with very
                                  clear schematics and troubleshooting guide. We were not
                                  unhappy with the softener that we had for 25
                                  years, but they were too expensive and the other ones that we looked at were too flimsy. We have very
                                  hard city water.

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