The Fleck 5600SXT water softener and filtration system is a great option for almost any home – and it's hands-down one of our most popular models.
But before you buy, it's important to make sure the system is a good fit for your needs.
Here are some things to consider as you evaluate your options.
Buying a water softener is a great investment, especially if you're in an area with hard water.
Softened water is much better for your pipes, reducing the buildup of deposits and also extending the life of your appliances, such as your washing machine and dishwasher.
Water softeners also reduce the buildup of scum and stains on your sink fixtures, bathtub, and dishes, while also allowing you to use less soap.
But keep in mind, not all water softeners are made equal. When you compare options, you'll want to compare key features such as:
- Manufacturer reputation and ratings
- System efficiency (water and salt)
- Dependability and longevity
With that in mind, let's look at what makes the Fleck 5600 SXT water softener a great buy.
Fleck 5600 SXT Overview
The Fleck 5600SXT is a top-rated water softener control valve, made by one of the most reputable companies in the industry: Pentair.
A key update from the original 5600 metered valve is that the SXT model is digital. This allows for easier programming, and when you buy from us at Quality Water Treatment, we pre-program the meter for you, so there's no guesswork.
We package the Fleck 5600 SXT with top-rated mineral and brine tanks to provide a complete, dependable water softener system, available in a wide range of capacity and efficiency options to meet every need.
Top-rated, economical option
The Fleck 5600 SXT is among our bestsellers, in part because it's both dependable and economical.
Fleck is among the most trusted names in the business, and the 5600SXT is affordable for nearly any budget. Check out the Fleck 5600 SXT reviews here.
Customers looking for maximum efficiency and bigger long-term savings may want to consider our SoftPro Elite Water Softener line, which uses even less water and salt on every regeneration. But our Fleck 5600 SXT packages are also very efficient, and the price can't be beat.
A whole-house system, available in several options
The Fleck 5600 SXT package is a complete, value-added system. Choose from 24,000 to 64,000-grain capacity options to fit your water-usage needs.
You can also select from basic to ultra-high-efficiency systems.
Fleck 5600SXT or Fleck 5600 SXT Specs & Features:
- Fleck 5600 SXT digital metered control valve
- Paddle-wheel design (no more cleaning/removing the turbine wheel)
- Flow Rate: 7 GPM
- 8 x 44 mineral tank with distributor tube
- 15 x 17 x 35" brine tank with included brine line and safety float with brine well
- .75 cu. ft. of high capacity resin
- 3/4" plastic bypass valve
- Easy Installation 18" Stainless Steel Quick Connect Hoses
- Preloaded ready to install
High-Efficiency Resin = Longer Life
Our efficiency-range packages use 10% cross-linked resin for longer life. This resin is more chlorine-resistant and has a stronger bond, which results in an even longer lifespan.
Additionally, this is high-efficiency SST-60 Shallow Shell resin – high-performing water softening resin that is ideal for situations in which minimizing hardness and maximizing salt efficiency are the top goals. This resin can save you 40% on salt consumption and 40% on wastewater.
(Note that our basic package uses .75cu. ft. of 8% high-capacity resin.)
Fleck stands by its products, and so do we.
The Fleck 5600 SXT meter comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty. And the tanks are protected for even longer. Our Fleck packages come with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the mineral tank and a 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the brine tank.
Final Considerations for Fleck's 5600 SXT
For customers looking for a dependable, well-made water softener at an economical price point, the Fleck 5600 SXT is a fantastic option.
If you're looking for even greater efficiency, a smart alternative is our SoftPro water softeners, which use a more advanced upflow system that saves up to 75% on salt and uses 64% less water on each regeneration.
Have questions? We're here to help! Contact us today and we'll be happy to go over all your options.