Welcome to my website! My name is Mike Wittmeyer and I actually install water softeners for a living. Been a plumber in Detroit, MI since 2010. I wanted to share my opinions on the Fleck 5600 sxt water softener.
Fleck 5600sxt is the latest version of one of the most popular water softener brands used throughout the world currently. The rugged time tested Fleck 5600 SXT offers the user numerous benefits such as unique programing and diagnostic features. Such features were not available in the earlier versions of Fleck.
The on board capacitor helps to keep the correct time during a power outage for at least 48-hours. Water usage can be kept at minimum levels by programing the system’s regeneration sequence individually. The system will keep time electronically so that the drive motor will run only during regeneration. This will save any possibility of motor burn outs. The unit will run more reliably due to this feature.
The electronic meter-demand system of the unit will cut salt water use by at least 40-50%. The meter demand system will regenerate only when necessary. This is quite contrary to time based systems. Fully programmable regenerations will help the softener to achieve even greater performance. This will help to save significantly on both water and salt. In fact, the Fleck 5600SXT is a set and forget system. You will not need to worry about resetting or reprogramming the time.
A high quality, high capacity resin is used in Fleck 5600 SXT. The system will use the ion exchange process in removing calcium and magnesium ions in hard water. Removing hard water will definitely extend the lifespan of your home’s water systems and plumbing appliances. The SXT controller is the latest controller introduced by Fleck. It is built on the tried and tested 5600 valve. The valve has been tested to run for 27-years consecutively. It comes with an outstanding 5-year warranty. the SXT controller offers some salient features like a backlit LCD display, a 48-hour internal power backup, a user friendly interface and touchpad controls.
The structural tank is made in USA with durable poly-glass. It comes with a 10-year warranty. The square brine tank can hold up to 250 lbs. of pelleted salt. The safety float will help to prevent overfilling. The overflow drain will assist in preventing water messes by acting as an additional backup.
The Fleck 5600 SXT water softener is priced at $488. A instruction manual will assist the user to install the unit by themselves. If not, a professional plumber can fix it for you within 1-2 hours the maximum. In conclusion, the Fleck 5600SXT water softener is one of the best water softeners on the market today.