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Whole House Salt-Free Water Softener

Whole House Salt-Free Water Softener

1-3 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:   NS3
Warranty:   Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:  $2,624.00
OUR PRICE:  $1,499.00
Savings:  43% OFF

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4-6 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:   NS6
Warranty:   Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:  $3,114.00
OUR PRICE:  $1,799.00
Savings:  42% OFF

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The maintenance-free Pelican NaturSoft system is a premium whole house salt free water softener featuring a limited lifetime warranty on tanks and parts. Other benefits include:

Softener. Conditioner. Anti-Scale
Not just a SOFTENER, the best of all three! Learn more
  • Zero waste water
  • Leaves in beneficial minerals
  • Does not require electricity to operate
  • Naturally softened water without salt
  • Conditioned water without the slippery feel
  • Prevents / removes hard water scale from plumbing and appliances
  • Proven third party tested no salt water softener
  • A no salt water softener saves you money, learn how!
  • Great for lawn and gardens; Better drinking water for pets
  • Can be installed inside OR outside (If protected from freezing weather)
  • Simple installation, system comes ready to install
  • Confidence in buying from the leader in salt free water softener technology
  • 89% of America has hard water, do you? Click here

  Pelican NaturSoft Other Water Softeners
Salt Free: Yes Uses Salt
Keeps Beneficial Minerals: Yes No
Electricity: No Yes
Wasted Water: No Yes (6,200 Gallons /Yr)
Monthly Maintenance: No Yes (Salt)
Eliminates Slimy Feeling: Yes No
Yearly Operating Cost ($) $0 $566 /Yr*
Requires RO System: No Yes
RO Operating Costs: $0 $100-$200 /Yr.

"People who care about their appliances, choose Pelican!"

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Water Filter and Salt-Free Water Softener
Upgrade to a spa-like experience with our combo system!
If you are interested in salt-free water softening/conditioning along with whole house filtration
you may want to consider the Pelican Premium Filter & Softener Combo Series. Learn more

Accolades back to top

Newport Green Home Whole House Water Filter
Pelican Water Systems is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the Newport Green Home. Located in Corona Del Mar, one of Orange County's most expensive areas in Newport Beach, CA. This is a LEED® for Homes registered project and is aiming for the Platinum Certification. The custom home is a single family residence, approximately 4,211 sq', and is being built for homeowners, Wayne and Shannon. The builders and homeowners chose Pelican Water Systems as a perfect match for their 'go green' initiative.

Champion Canine Frisbee Champion Gets 'Paws' on Pelican System Whole House Water Filter
Thank you Pelican Water because just after using the Pelican Filter and NaturSoft Combo for 60 days now, my husband has no signs of gout returning, which has been a constant battle for several years. Now, I can comb my hair without gobs and gobs of conditioner. The hard water crusty white build up has disappeared and cleaning my show, shower door, and faucets are a breeze and takes 75% less cleaning time.

So, thank you for one of the best family house investments we have ever made to better our health, my dog's health, and yes, no more dry flaky skin in my house.

Award Winning Products and Services
Whole House Water Filter
Our goal is to create excellent products and combine them with great, knowledgeable customer service. Find out what our satisfied customers have to say by reading our customer reviews.

Now in my third week of using the water softener, I am noticing a significant difference in how easy it is to clean the showers and bathroom. I really like the way the water feels when I wash my hands and take showers. so far it is a purchase that I am very happy with.

- Jon Shadowens Peoria, AZ

We are very happy with our NatureSoft system. We love the fact that we are not adding additional salt into the environment. Our skin and hair look great! And our dishes come out sparkling clean. No more water streaks! In addition, we have discovered that the Pelican Water System company provides great customer service. When it was time to change our filter, we received an email to remind us! When we called Patrick to make sure we were changing the filter correctly, he walked us through it! Thanks Pelican!

- Wendy Long Beach, CA

I have had the NS6 for nine months. I have noticed that my kitchen faucet does not have a build-up of crust at the base of the faucet. Also, my grout in the shower stall is gradually losing the build-up of calcium and the true color is coming thru again. I am extremely satisfied with this product.

- Donald Howe Denver, NC

"It's great not to add salt and no more backwashing.
No more wasting water. We have a well so water is precious!"

System Includes back to top

NaturSoft System Prefilter / Mounting Bracket
More Info
Bypass Valve / Fittings
More Info
Owner's Manual
View Manual
Money Back Guarantee Best Warranty

"Installation was easy. Pelican provided me with everything I needed to get the job done!"

Request a Brochure back to top

Please click here if you would like to receive a brochure and dvd containing information about this product.

Note: For your convenience, the videos on this DVD are also available online. If you would like immediate information on the benefits of installing a premium Pelican System, please watch these videos online.

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Recommendations back to top

If you have Multi-Headed Body Sprayers in your shower you may need a high flow system to accommodate the high volume of water needed to operate the shower system. Since the flow rate on each type of system can vary, please contact sales at 1-866-767-6401 or email us to ensure the proper system is sized for your needs

Water Filter and Salt-Free Water Softener
Upgrade to a spa-like experience with our combo system!
If you are interested in salt-free water softening/conditioning along with whole house filtration
you may want to consider the Pelican Premium Filter & Softener Combo Series. Learn more

Disclaimer: The information on this website has not been reviewed by the FDA. Products offered for sale herein are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. No medical claims are being made or implied.

*Based on 80-100 gallons of water wasted weekly, total electricity usage and purchasing of salt monthly.

Pelican Water Systems NaturSoft Systems are third-party tested through a DVGW certified lab to DVGW W 512 standards for the prevention of scale buildup.

About the DVGW
The DVGW is an organization that establishes standards and test protocols. It also approves or certifies laboratories to then conduct testing according to those standards and protocols. The same can be said for NSF in the US.

The DVGW is located in Bonn, Germany. It has its own laboratory by the name of TZW located in Karlruhe, Germany. Beyond that, the DVGW has certified some twenty plus privately owned laboratories throughout central Europe who are authorized to conduct certification testing. The same holds true for NSF. It has its own laboratory and those certified by NSF like WQA, UL and Pace Laboratories to name a few.

The DVGW also issues test marks or certifications (i.e. the WQA equivalent of a "Gold Seal") like the "W510" standard. Their internal code for the W510 certification is "9191 - Kalkschutzanlage" (scale protection device). In order to obtain the W510 certification seal or certification mark, the applicant has to pass a total of three test protocols: Efficacy (W512), material safety and structural integrity. We have fulfilled the W512 requirements and have also fulfilled the material safety and structural integrity requirements with our WQA certification.

Relating it to the US equivalent, for example a NSF 42 certification for a carbon filter has three components to it: 1) Structural Integrity NSF/ANSI 42-2007a, 2) Material Safety NSF/ANSI 61-2007a Toxicological Extraction, and 3) NSF/ANSI 42-2007a Aesthetic Effects.

About the DVGW W 512 Standard
The DVGW W 512 standard is the most stringent of its type in the world. In order to be subjected to the most rigorous test standard possible, sparing no expense, we have commissioned to have our equipment performance not tested in the US , but tested by a DVGW certified laboratory in the home country of the standard itself, Germany. The test aims to simulate real life conditions over an exceptionally long period of time using some extremely challenging natural well water.

Third Party Certification and What it means
True in both Europe and the US, a certification is a pass/fail proposition. The certification states that the applicant has passed and fulfilled the requirements of the standard. Individual test results are not published in either jurisdiction. Our test certificate (Pruefzeugnis) states that the Pelican NaturSoft System has been tested and fulfilled the requirements of the W512.Furthermore, it also states that the W512 in a certificate of efficacy only and is not a certification seal or mark issued by the DVGW (i.e. it makes the distinction between a certificate and a certification): "This proof of effectiveness alone as documented with this test certificate is not sufficient to obtain a DVGW Test Mark".

That is standard verbiage that is required to appear on any W512 certificate.In summary, Pelican NaturSoft Systems hold a WQA Certification to NSF 61 for material safety and 42 for structural integrity as well as a certificate of efficacy based on the DVGW W512 protocol since there currently is no corresponding US standard.

Note: Just 1/4" of scale build-up can increase heating costs by 40% or more. Observe the scale build up on the untreated side after only 3 days of operation.


WQA Gold Seal Certified and Tested to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for material safety and tested according to NSF/ANSI 42 for structural integrity in all 50 states, including California

Pelican Water Systems NaturSoft Systems are WQA Certified to NSF Standard 61 for material safety and tested to NSF 42 for structural integrity only, making them certified in California and all other states.

About the Water Quality Association (WQA)
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry. WQA maintains a close dialogue with other organizations representing different aspects of the water industry in order to best serve consumers, government officials, and industry members. WQA is a resource and information source, a voice for the industry, an educator for professionals, a laboratory for product testing, and a communicator to the public.

About the WQA Gold Seal Certification Program
The Water Quality Association's Gold Seal Certification Program is dedicated to providing public health and safety services throughout the USA and globally, while maintaining expert service, superior reputation, and fair pricing. The Gold Seal Program offers certification of all products and chemicals that contact drinking water.

Boiler System - Superior Performance Results back to top

Pelican Water Systems proudly introduces NaturSoft media the next generation in hardness control. Years in development and tested in the U.S. under harsh real life conditions the NaturSoft media exceeded all expectations and delivered amazing results. NaturSoft media is produced exclusively in the United States by Pelican Water Systems.

The new era of technology has made many advances in water treatment possible in residential as well as commercial applications. NaturSoft has proven to be very effective in both applications even at high temperatures and hardness levels. The NaturSoft System represents the superior alternative with respect to dealing with the symptoms of water hardness without resorting to ion exchange (salt or potassium) based systems. The commercial grade media is now available for residential consumers. What you will read in this story is an example of commercial water treatment using NaturSoft media. This represents an extreme case far beyond any residential demand or application. The boiler/heat exchanger is just a larger version of a residential hot water heater.

About Boiler System back to top

This stainless steel heat exchanger is part of a boiler system in an industrial application. The energy source for the heat exchanger is a steam generator whose steam heats the interior of the stainless steel tubing of the heat exchanger to 338 Fahrenheit resulting in an exterior surface temperature of 266 degrees Fahrenheit. The source water has a temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit. It travels through the heat exchanger pipe and is heated to 185 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds. The heated water then is supplied to a 13,000 gallon hot water storage tank that in turn supplies all the hot water requirements for the entire factory.

History of the Boiler System back to top

The boiler system was newly installed in August of 2002 with raw water treatment consisting of traditional water softeners (Duplex Fleck 2900 24.X72.). The system was operated in this configuration for the first 18 months.

Numerous Softener failures / service problems combined with the substantial operating cost (salt usage approaching $45,000 worth per annum) and industrial discharge issues caused the owner to look for alternatives.

The first attempt was to try and get by without pre-treating the raw water at all; this proved to be disastrous. After only two and a half months the heat exchanger had scaled up to the point where the hot water supply to the plant had been reduced to a trickle. Pulling the heat exchanger for inspection and cleaning proved to be no easy task. The unit had scaled up so completely that it required the use of chains attached to hydraulic presses to force the coil out of its housing. The scale so completely surrounded the core that it visibly consisted of a big lump of limestone in the cylindrical shape of the heat exchanger housing rather than looking at the stainless steel core. It took two days of careful cleaning with phosphoric acid to restore the heat exchanger to a normal operating condition.

Finally in the spring of 2004, a system using the NaturSoft media was installed (Single tank, in/out in up flow operation. Ever since then, this boiler system has been in continuous service protected by no other water treatment but NaturSoft. Hot water usage in the plant averages 80,000 gallons per day, 6 days a week, and 50 weeks per year. The water treated has a calcium hardness of 446 ppm (26 grains per gallon) and small traces amounts of iron. For the entire service life to date, there have been no variations or drop in the performance / efficiency of the boiler system.

At the time of these photographs, the boiler had already heated in excess of 80 million gallons of water in its service life. More importantly, the photographs show the heat exchanger after one year of uninterrupted service having heated in excess of 24 million gallons of water since the last annual inspection! This spring (2007) the annual inspections of the boiler were suspended indefinitely. Since the previous two inspections had not yielded any need for cleaning and the system was operating within specifications the owner chose not to bother going forward.

No service problem or failure resulting in down time for the plant, no capacity constraints and zero operating costs.

The Photographs back to top

The pictures show the heat exchanger with the insulation removed and the core / heating coil freshly pulled. As one can plainly see, there are absolutely no scale deposits on the element or the heat exchanger pipe. On the bottom of the pipe's interior, there is a small amount of a silt-like deposit of the calcium carbonate crystals produced by the NaturSoft media. The stainless steel surfaces of the heating coil have a slightly dull look which is due to a few micro micron thick haze of 'soft scale' during the process. This deposit is easily wiped off with a cloth or flushed away with a pressure washer . without the need for chemicals of any kind. It is the only evidence of hardness minerals that could be found after one full year of operation.

Hot water pipe (left)/ heat exchanger core and stainless steel guide to control internal flow (right)

Heat exchanger and core (left) / Heat exchange core (right)

Heat exchange core (left) / inside of the heat exchanger housing (right)

Video Page

We invite you to watch the videos below to learn more about your water and how you can benefit from installing a Premium Pelican System in your own home. Pelican Water is the leader in premium whole house water filtration and salt-free systems. In this day and age it now more important than ever to filter your water, protect your pipes and appliances from the negative effects of hard water.

Premium Whole House Water Filters / Softener Combo
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Is your water Safe?

Learn about the problems we are facing today with our limited drinking water supply. Also learn about the Pelican solution for your family. Learn how chlorine and chloramines are absorbed through your skin and into your foods, including how to remove them from your water. Water is one of our most valuable resources and its time to start treating that way.


Premium Whole House Water Filters / Softener Combo
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Salt Water Softeners and Reverse Osmosis

Learn about the affects of salt-based water softeners and how they work. Also learn about Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems and how they work. Many people who have a salt or potassium-based water softener do not realize the damaging effects it can have on our planet and our bodies over a period of time.


Premium Whole House Water Filters / Softener Combo
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Safeguarding your water

Learn about the benefits and advantages of owning the Pelican Combo Series. The EPA says it is up to you to filter your water in your home. Adding a filter to your home is the first line of defense against harmful chemicals and byproducts. The Pelican Natursoft system offers a green alternative to water softening that will protect your biggest investment: your home, from scale and the damaging effects of hard water.


Videos About Water Filters

Please watch our other videos to learn more about your water and how you can benefit from installing a Premium Pelican System in your own home. Please watch our videos.


Pelican NaturSoft Salt Free System - Physical Water Treatment
The NaturSoft media has calcium carbonate crystal structures on its surface that will attract excess dissolved hardness and remove it from solution by integrating it into the crystal structures on the media. This results in the crystals on the media surface to grow larger. The movement of water and friction among the individual media granules rubbing against each other will cause fragments of these newly grown crystal structures to be fragmented off the media and released into the passing water.

Those free flowing calcium carbonate crystals then continue to travel through a plumbing system as suspended particles where they perform the same role as the media in the NaturSoft system itself, i.e. acting as seed crystals further buffering the effects of any changes in the scale potential of the water downstream by absorbing excess mineral into their structure and themselves spawning the creation of additional micro crystals.
Learn about the science behind the NaturSoft Softener by Pelican.

Green Water Softening Technology & Beneficial Minerals
The Pelican NaturSoft system utilizes the most environmentally friendly water softening technology, eliminating the harmful effects of hard water scale without the use of salt or harmful brine discharge into the environment. Pelican's advanced salt free water softening and conditioning technology leaves the beneficial minerals in your water and keeps the pH balanced. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) study on the health risks of drinking chemically softened and/or de-mineralized water, it was concluded that calcium and magnesium are essential minerals for your body.
Read full WHO report.

NaturSoft water is naturally softened water. That means all the calcium and magnesium minerals are left in your water to maintain the waters pH balance. Minerals are a very important element in the water we drink and the foods we eat.

Low dietary calcium intake can lead to osteoporosis. If calcium is not supplied in the diet, it can be withdrawn from the bones. The largest study ever conducted on calcium and kidney stones, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993, and another published in 1997, showed that daily calcium intake above 850 mg was associated with decreased incidence of symptomatic kidney stones. Another benefit of leaving the calcium minerals in your water.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that mitochondria (the tiny power generators in your cells) require to help your body produce energy. Most of us don't get enough magnesium because two common dietary habits leach magnesium from our bodies: too much dairy and too much salt. Thus another benefit of going salt-free in your water conditioning.

Installation Diagrams and Guides

Diagram / Owners Manual back to top
Owner's Manual for Pelican NS3/NS6 (link opens in new window)

Specs and Product Information back to top
Pelican Model #:
Tank Width: 9"
Max Flow Rate:
10 GPM
Connection Size:
Operating Pressure:
25-80 PSI
Operating Temperatures:
36-120 F
pH Range:
Hardness range:
up to 75 GPG
(1,282 mg/L or ppm)
Pelican Model #:
Tank Width: 11"
Max Flow Rate:
15 GPM
Connection Size:
Operating Pressure:
25-80 PSI
Operating Temperatures:
36-120 F
pH Range:
Hardness range:
up to 75 GPG
(1,282 mg/L or ppm)

System Includes back to top
  • Sediment pre-filter system with mounting hardware
  • Pelican NaturSoft system preloaded ready to install
  • Bypass valve and fittings (1”)
  • Installation guide

Manufacturer's Warranty Information back to top

Pelican Limited Lifetime Warranty on all filter housings, tanks, in/out heads, and the bypass valves against manufacturer's defects.

Pelican Water (“Pelican”) warrants to the end user (“customer”) that its tanks, valves, in/out heads, bypass’s, fittings and housings (“Covered Items”) will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the life of the system. No warranty is made with respect to defects or damaged due to neglect, misuse, alterations, accident, misapplication, physical damage, or damaged caused by fire, acts of God, or freezing.

Private Well Water Conditions (water supplied from homeowner's private well)
: The water treated shall be free of hydrogen sulfide (sulfur gas / rotten egg smell), oils or high levels of copper (>1.30 mg/L). Any will coat the surface of the media and will interfere reducing its efficiency. If any iron or manganese is present in the source water, you must pre-treat the water. If any of these issues exist, you should employ pre-treatment prior to using this technology. Please contact customer service at 1-877-842-1635 for your pre-treatment needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does the NaturSoft filter out chlorine and chemicals from my water?
No, the Pelican NaturSoft is a water softener/conditioning system. Its sole purpose is to deal with the hardness in your water and not the contaminants. If you are interested in filtering chlorine and other chemicals from your water, you may want to consider the Pelican Whole House Water Filter and Softening Combo.

Q. What makes NaturSoft different from similar technologies?

Unlike other systems on the market, the NaturSoft systems requires only 3 seconds of contact with the water, while the others require 9 seconds or more. The Pelican NaturSoft is unlike any other system on the market. The NaturSoft is made in the USA and is sold only by Pelican Water Systems.

Another benefit of going with Pelican is the lifespan of the NaturSoft catalytic granules. NaturSoft catalytic granules have been rigorously tested in the real world, used in the commercial industry, and made to be non-sacrificial, therefore it requires no "rest time", and requires no replacement. Other similar technologies require replacement every 3-5 years at costs of $600-$1,000 and require you not use their systems for 8 hours a day for proper rest!

Q. Do I need to replace the media in the NaturSoft System?

Unlike other systems on the market, the NaturSoft systems catalytic granules have been rigorously tested in the real world, used in the commercial industry, and made to be non-sacrificial, therefore it requires no replacement. Other similar technologies require replacement every 3-5 years at costs of $600-$1,000!

Q. If the water hardness is tested after the system is installed will the hardness level be different?
If the water is tested after the NaturSoft System is installed the hardness level will not be reduced. The NaturSoft system uses a no salt technology called T.I.C. which prevents hard water minerals from creating scale, while still leaving those benefical minerals in your water. The result is water that is balanced. Because a hard water test only checks for the amount of calcium in the water, and not if it will scale, the strip may still show hard, but the NaturSoft is still protecting your appliances and your home with treated water.

Q. What is the difference between water spots (evaporative deposits) and hard water scale?

Hard Water Scale

Hard water scale buildup is mineral deposits that form inside your water heater, pipes, shower heads and icemakers. This scale occurs because the water is over-saturated with hardness minerals causing those minerals to come out of solution and form scale on pipes and heating elements. This scale can reduce water pressure and damage appliances.

Evaporative Mineral Deposits

Any time water is allowed to evaporate on the outside of faucets, shower doors and counter tops, dissolved solids and minerals are left behind. When these solids are left un-cleaned for a length of time they mix with soap and dirt around them to create a hard to remove water spotting deposit. Since the water has already evaporated, the scale formed is no longer related to the water, and adding a salt water softener will not prevent this, because salt softeners leave sodium in the water, which will also leave water spots.

The Natursoft Solution

A water softener will not stop water spotting. The Pelican no salt water softener will help reduce the amount of heavy cleaning you need to do to remove those spots and will eliminate hard water scale in your pipes and appliances. When treated with Natursoft, minerals that are left behind on surfaces when the water evaporates do not bond or stick to the surface around them, making cleaning easier. With Hard water scale prevented , the no salt water softener has protected your appliances from damaging hard water.

Q. How will the NaturSoft System be shipped?
The NaturSoft Systems are shipped via UPS Ground in the highest quality doubled walled box with side cushions and a custom top piece. No expense has been spared to ensure your system arrives in factory fresh condition.

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