So you’re looking for a new water softener to eliminate hard water issues and are considering EcoPure.
You’ve come to the right place.
EcoPure has great systems for those that are looking for an efficient water softener that is in the middle of these products’ price spectrum.
After reading this review you should have enough information to determine if an EcoPure water softener is the best one for your needs.
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EcoPure is a division of its parent company Water Channel Partners, LLC. A company that was established in 1925. So it brings with it almost 100 years of experience working in water-related industries. Other divisions that fly under the Water Channel Partners, LLC banner include Kenmore and Brita.
The brand that some of their model water softeners remind me of the most is those made by Whirlpool. That does not come as a shock because Whirlpool is also a subsidiary of Water Channel Partners, LLC.
EcoPure Water Softeners Reviewed
Here is a chart that gives a quick description of each water softener model that EcoPure offers:
|Best Use||Model||Highlight Features||Cost|
|Works well for families of up to 4 people in a home that has 3 or fewer bathrooms||EcoPure EP31||Check Price|
|Works well for families of up to 6 people in a home that has 4 or fewer bathrooms||EcoPure EP42||Check Price|
|Works well for families of up to 4 people in a home that has 2 or fewer bathrooms||EcoPure EPHS007||Check Price|
|Works well for families of up to 6 people in a home that has 4 or fewer bathrooms||EcoPure EP7140||NA|
|Works well for families of up to 4 people in a home that has 2 or fewer bathrooms||EcoPure EP7130||NA|
The EP31 is one of EcoPure’s most popular water-softening models. Its highlight features include efficient salt-based ion exchange hard mineral removal, a single cabinet design, proprietary salt-saving Autosense Technology, a simple control interface, and it comes with NSF certifications.
This 31,000-grain water softener model works well for families of up to 4 people in homes that have 3 or fewer bathrooms
This is an identical model to the EP31 except it features a larger 42,000-grain capacity, so it can be used in households with more people and more bathrooms. It has the same style single cabinet design, salt-saving Autosense Technology, and simple control interface as the EP31 along with also being NSF-certified
It’s best used for homes with up to 6 people that have 4 or fewer bathrooms.
This is a very interesting whole home hybrid softening/filtration system that’s made for use in apartments, smaller homes, townhomes, and condos. Although it uses the same effective salt-based ion exchange hard water mineral removal process as the other EcoPure models, it’s the only one that has a bonus carbon filter to remove chlorine and a sediment filter to screen out large particles.
It can handle the water softening and chlorine removal needs in homes for families of up to 4 people that have 2 or fewer bathrooms. This system also works well with both city water and well water that has 3 ppm of iron or lower.
This is an EcoPure water softener that looks different from those mentioned above. It features a more modern and streamlined single-cabinet design. The control head is also completely embedded at the top of the unit. Since it has a space-saving single-cabinet design it can be used in more places than the three water softener models above can and looks good while doing it. This water softener also features EcoPure’s proprietary salt-saving Autosense Technology.
It has a 40,000-grain capacity and it works well for families of up to 6 people in a home that has 4 or fewer bathrooms. It features very similar technology to what’s found in their sister company’s Whirlpool line of water softeners.
This unit may be in the process of being phased out as it is no longer available on Amazon (The only place EcoPure lists it as being sold) and no price is given.
This EcoPure model water softener is identical in every way to the EP7140 but features a smaller grain capacity. That includes it having the same sleek single-cabinet design, embedded control head, and salt-saving Autosense Technology as the EP7140.
It has a 30,000-grain capacity and it works well for families of 1 to 4 in a home that has 2 or fewer bathrooms.
This is another water softener model that may be in the process of being phased out as it is no longer available on Amazon (The only place EcoPure lists it as being sold) and no price is given.
EcoPure Customer Service and Guarantees
A thorough search of customer reviews reveals few negative comments on EcoPure’s customer service. On the contrary, the company’s prompt, helpful, and courteous customer service team was often cited as a positive of dealing with EcoPure.
The guarantees that the company offers on its water-softening models would be considered standard for the industry or worse. That’s because the initial warranty is only one year but can easily be extended to 5-years by registering a purchase and showing regular EcoPure ECPL cleaner purchases.
EcoPure Water Softener Problems
To be honest there are not many complaints that can be found when searching for common problems on EcoPure water softeners except for two. That’s the durability of the thinner and lighter plastic that the valves on them are made of and the encapsulating shell of the unit. Probably not a deal breaker given their medium price range and easily extendable warranty.
Does EcoPure Compare to Competitors
EcoPure vs Culligan
These are very separate and distinct water-softening models. Culligan water softeners are at the higher end of the cost spectrum, feature dual-tank softeners, and are sold in a mainly proprietary way. That’s a stark contrast to EcoPure’s mid-price range products, wide availability, and encapsulated single-body construction.
EcoPure vs Whirpool
If you think whirlpool water softeners and the EcoPure EP7130 & EP7140 models could be close cousins, then you would not be wrong. Each features a single encapsulated cabinet design, has middle-of-the-road pricing, and are basic water-softening models that work very efficiently.
EcoPure vs Aquasana
While Aquasana water softeners are excellent products, they are a different animal altogether than EcoPure softeners. That’s because they just ‘condition’ hard water minerals to prevent scale formation. A water softening method that does not work nearly as well as an EcoPure water softener’s ability to remove a majority of the hard water minerals that cause scale formation and other problems.
EcoPure vs Springwell
While EcoPure is a good water-softening product and is priced affordably, it simply does not compare to a Springwell salt-based water-softening system. It has basic controls, a smaller single cabinet design, and a standard industry warranty. On the other hand, Springwell water softeners have sophisticated Bluetooth-enabled control heads, large dual-tank capacity, and come with a lifetime warranty.
If you don’t mind paying a little more for a top-notch water softener, then you can check out Springwell’s model here.
There definitely is much to like about EcoPure model water softeners. They are simple to operate, are very efficient when it comes to water and salt usage, and most find them to be affordable softeners too. I don’t have any problem recommending them to those that are looking for a basic water softener that works well. Are they among the best water softeners that we have reviewed? Certainly not, as many come with more bells and whistles, but if these fit your needs, then you can’t go wrong purchasing one.