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Tier1 Advanced Series 48,000 Grain High Efficiency Digital Water Softener

Price $699.00
Availability: In Stock
Certified to NSF/ANSI 44 for hardness reduction, this water softener features an NSF certified electronic control valve with automatic bypass.
Installation Service Information

Price as configured $699.00

  • NSF/ANSI 44 Certified system with five year warranty
  • NSF Certified fiberglass pressure tank and high density polyethylene salt tank.
  • WQA Gold Seal Approved cation exchange resin.
  • 48 hour memory back-up.
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The Advanced Series 48,000 Grain Capacity Tier1 Black Water Softener is the hard water treatment solution your home needs. The Tier1 Resin retains calcium and manganese minerals in your water to reduce the damaging effects of scale build-up that can cause damage to your pipes and clothes as well as the early failure of your water-using appliances. These retained particles are then washed down the drain during the system regeneration cycle to minimize their exposure to your skin, hair, faucets, food, and pipes. Enjoy cleaner dishes, brighter laundry, and more smooth hair that softened water can provide. This system features an easy to use LCD display control valve head which allows maneuverable setting and monitoring of important operational information. With quick-connect fittings on the brine and drain line, and included power cord installation is quick and easy. Take care of your home and protect yourself against hard water with the Series 165 48,000 Grain Capacity Tier1 Black Water Softener.

Experience the Tier1 Difference

Tier1 manufactures high-quality filtration and household products. We take creating and maintaining a healthy home seriously. Products must undergo rigorous testing and meet demanding quality expectations in order to earn the Tier1 badge. Every purchase is backed by the Tier1® Guarantee:

  • Guaranteed Fit
  • Guaranteed Quality
  • Guaranteed Price

Our Tier1 Water Softener

Grains: 48,000
Mineral Tank Dimensions: 10" x 54" (without control valve)
Mineral Tank Dimensions: 10" x 61.5" (with control valve)
Brine Tank Dimensions: 33" x 18"
Cubic Feet of Resin in the Mineral Tank: 1.5 cubic feet of Cation Resin 8%
Control Valve: Automatic Bypass Valve

Grains of Hardness

When a water softener is referring to 'grains' it's talking about how many grains of hardness it can process before regenerating. Grains of hardness processed depends on how large your household is, as well as how hard your water actually is.

For example, a family of 4 with 20 grains of hardness: Your family of 4 will use approx. 300 gallons of water per day (4 people x 75 gallons per person). Since the water has 20 grains of hardness, you'll need to treat 6,000 grains of hardness per day (300 X 20). If you give the softener its full dose of salt, 15 lbs. per cubic foot, you can go about 7-1/2 days before regenerating (45,000/6,000).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the Max. Hardness of the Water (in GPG)? During set-up, the customer customizes the regeneration cycle based on their water hardness level

How much is the max. Clear Water Iron Removal (ppm)? An iron filter is recommended for iron levels above 3ppm

Is it Demand Initiated or Timed? The WS-165-150 is demand initiated, the control valve features a water use probe (impeller), which measures water use

How long does the Regeneration Cycle take? Two hours

Will I experience a disruption in water service during the Regeneration Cycle? No, there will not be a disruption to water service during this time. Most of our customers schedule the Regeneration Cycle for 2:00 AM, ensuring there are no conflicts. While the factory setting is set for 2:00 AM it can be adjusted in the programming menu to suit any preferred time.

How much salt do I use in the 130L square brine tank? We recommend using no more than three 40 pound bags of water softener salt

What is in the mineral tank? The system arrives to you pre-filled, ready for use with Cation Exchange Resin 8%

Does it have an indicator to notify me about low salt? No

What if my home is plumbed with PEX or CPVC supply tubing? Homes plumbed with PEX or CPVC supply tubing may require the use of compression fittings, such as the Sharkbite® brand. Due to varying sizes and configurations, compression fittings are not included with the water softener. If these fittings are required, they can be purchased for a reasonable price at most hardware stores

Package Qty 1
Primary Contaminants Hardness and Scale, Calcium, Manganese, and Magnesium
Used In Brands Tier1
Manufacturer's Id T1W-WS-165-150-BLK
UPC 641945762396
Media Cation Resin
Primary Filter Media Ion Exchange Resin
Filter Life (Years) 10
Operating Pressure (psi) 20 - 125
Maximum Operating Pressure (psi) 125
Operating Temperature (°F) 40 - 100
Flow Rate (gpm) 11.1
Fitting Type FPT
Fitting Size (inches) 3/4 inch
Color Black
Power Requirements 120v
Tank Dimensions Mineral tank (without control valve): 10 x 54 inches, Brine tank: 33 x 18 inches
Certifications NSF/ANSI Standard 44
Reduction Class Hardness
Includes Mineral tank, brine tank, cation resin media, LCD display valve
Primary Filter Media Ion Exchange Resin

Reduced Contaminants

The TIER1_T1W_WS_165_150_BLK reduces the following contaminants:

  • Calcium
  • Hard Scale
  • Hardness
  • Magnesium

Installation Guide


  1. Read the complete installation guide for detailed instructions on installation steps and included parts list.

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