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NO COMMITMENT TO BUY — never order anything again! Receive regular and FREE filter changes, salt deliveries, and service for all your water treatment systems when they need them. Water Softener, Drinking Water System, and Whole House Water Filter, one low price. Complete the form and learn more!

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Why Choose Culligan Water Softeners For Your Orange County Home?

Our water softeners are second to none. But the real secret: We make water treatment easy.

  1. Expert Installation. Easy To Use.

    Culligan has been in the water treatment service business for more than 85 years…and it’s all we do. Your local Culligan delivers, installs and maintains your water softener system for you, so you don’t have to! No worries about shipping damage, unboxing, or installation location. Just schedule an appointment, then relax and enjoy the soft water!

  2. Choose Expertise Over Generalists

    There are dozens of softener brands. There are hundreds of types of pipe fittings. Your home is unique. Do you trust a third-party plumber to get it right? Your local Culligan knows its product, and is familiar with the homes in your area. Most importantly – we know how to install water softeners – it’s all we do!

  3. Make Your Water Work For You

    On the fence about whether you need a softener? You could enjoy these benefits – that pay themselves off in no time!

    • 24% in energy savings by using softened cool water to wash clothes [1]
    • 30% more out of your water-using appliances when water contaminants are filtered out [2]
    • 50% in reduced detergent costs when washing laundry, hair and body in soft water [3]
  4. Why Price Tags Are Deceptive

    Unless you were an expert installer, you wouldn’t buy a water heater directly off Amazon. However, big box retailers, both in-store and online, take this transactional approach to homeowners for water treatment. They offer you low price tags for incentive. But what they don’t tell you about are the installation hassle, the third-party customer service on both ends, and how you’re left to your own devices to maintain your system – don’t forget, your home is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you truly want to save throughout the life of your system, go with the expert!

Local Resources

Orange County Hard Water

Drinking water in Orange County averages about 6 grains per gallon (gr/gal) or 108 parts per million (ppm). Places like Anaheim are up to 300 ppm. The USGS classifies more than 180 ppm as “very hard”.

Water softeners improve your hair and skin — it’s a proven fact!

You can Access the City of Orange County’ annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This is also known as a consumer confidence report, and provides detailed data on the composition of your municipal water annually.

We serve Irvine, Anaheim, Westminster, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana and all of Orange County.

Water Test Options

Why A Home Water Assessment Is Easier Than Ever

In-Home Appointment

Outdoor Spigot Test

Water Sample Pickup

Drop Off At Our Dealership

Top Products

The Most Popular Water Softeners for Orange County

Culligan HE Smart Softener

Aquasential™ Smart High Efficiency Water Softener

  • Smart brine tank auto-monitors salt levels
  • Convenient auto-bypass valve
  • Reliable non-corrosive valve
  • Worry-free maintenance
Culligan HE Select Plus Softener - Side View

Aquasential™ Select Series™ Water Softeners

  • Affordable design
  • Backed by one of the most comprehensive
    industry warranties
  • Filament-wound exterior and
    non-permeable inner tank shell

The Proof

Why Do Orange County Homeowners LOVE Us?

Shiri N.
Star Star Star Star Star

Best water and best service. Installation date was about a week after the order was placed which was longer than I would’ve liked. I was hoping for immediate next-day installation. But with the quarantine it was expected and I understood. The sales rep, the installer, and the customer service reps (whom I have called twice for billing etc.) have all been friendly and professional. The price is affordable and I’m so happy I don’t have to buy bottled water any more. I can even make my morning coffee with good clean water that doesn’t taste like bleach.

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John P.
Star Star Star Star Star

Great water! We’ve had our system for years, We went to this system when the utility water was unusable. This system has always provided clean, clear water with and a very good taste. Culligan of Orange County has been very responsive to our needs. Staff has been very nice and helpful to work with our busy schedules over the years.

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Elaine R.
Star Star Star Star Star

Great service and installation was done professionally. I love the soft water and super to have great tasting water now from every tap since I also had the whole house water filter installed.

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What’s In Your Water?

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Best Selling Softener Premium Performance Large Households Best Value
HE Smart Water Softener HE Smart Municipal Softener HE Smart Softener Cleer HE Smart Softener Twin Select Series
Benefits Culligan HE Smart Series HE Smart Municipal Water Conditioner HE Softener- Cleer HE Twin and Progressive Flow Aquasential Select Series
Reduces hard water spots and scale buildup
Reduces the amount of shampoos, cleaners, and detergents needed
Helps laundry look brighter and last longer
Softens water and prevents scaling that reduces the life of water-using appliances
Softens and filters water simultaneously
Advanced sulfur filtration and water odor reduction
Targets harder-to-treat iron and sulfur bacteria
Great for removing chlorine
Best Selling Softener Premium Performance Large Households Best Value
HE Smart Water Softener HE Smart Municipal Softener HE Smart Softener Cleer HE Smart Softener Twin Select Series
System Features Culligan HE Smart Series HE Smart Municipal Water Conditioner HE Softener- Cleer HE Twin and Progressive Flow Aquasential Select Series
Daily monitoring and system diagnostics
Third-party certified and backed by a comprehensive warranty
Automatic softener bypass onboard and via remote display
Can be used outdoors
Automatic Service Notifications sent directly to your Culligan Water Expert
Remote water softening control to customize the “feel” of your water
Automatic adjustment to changes in water conditions
Operates even in power outages
Guest Cycle provides extra soft water with the touch of a button
Best Selling Softener Premium Performance Large Households Best Value
HE Smart Water Softener HE Smart Municipal Softener HE Smart Softener Cleer HE Smart Softener Twin Select Series
Sizing and Compatibility Culligan HE Smart Series HE Smart Municipal Water Conditioner HE Softener- Cleer HE Twin and Progressive Flow Aquasential Select Series
Fits small to moderate-size homes with 3/4″ plumbing
Great for any size home with 1″ plumbing
Great for homes with larger plumbing, 1-1/4″ and higher flow rate
Extra-large capacity for large homes and stubborn hard water

You Have Questions

We Have Answers

Will my water taste salty?

No. A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty. The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways. It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium. This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is. In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale. It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no. A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water. They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well. But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses. On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with. However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

*World’s Most Efficient Water Softener based on HE Softener when configured with proportional up flow brining with Aqua-Sensor®