Springwell and Matrixx water softeners are two of the best softeners on the market. While Springwell water systems are pretty popular, Matrixx water softener is relatively unknown. However, since we know popularity is not a direct measure of quality, we cannot write Matrixx off for being less popular in the market.

Springwell vs Matrixx Specifications

Springwell Water Softener

  • Operating flow rate: 11-13 GPM (Grains per minute)

  • Maximum operating water pressure: 80 PSI

  • Polypropylene tanks

  • Bluetooth control head

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Matrixx Water Softener

  • Operating flow rate: up to 27 GPM

  • Maximum operating water pressure: 100 PSI

  • Touchscreen dashboard

  • Port battery backup

  • EcoSmart regeneration for minimal water waste

Product Overview

Springwell Softener

The Springwell softener is a salt-based softener manufactured by the popular softener brand Springwell. It utilizes the conventional ion exchange process to eliminate water hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium. As a result, it gets rid of soap scum from faucets, showerheads, and sinks. In addition, it gets rid of scale buildup in appliances, fixtures, and pipes.

Springwell utilized durable, high-quality, and certified materials, including a neoprene sleeve as the covering to protect this system from cold temperatures and humidity. You can’t go wrong with this softener. In addition, it comes with a money-back guarantee period of 180 days and a limited lifetime warranty.

Matrixx Water Softener

This water system has a lot of enviable qualities and features that you can’t find in an average softener. It’s eco-friendly and equipped with smart technology, which gives it an edge over many water systems in the market despite its lack of popularity. The system was designed with superior Vortech tank technology, smart valve technology, and premium high-capacity resin beads.

This softener is synonymous with high efficiency and low energy costs. Matrixx water softener uses either salt pellets or potassium to treat water hardness. It was produced by US water systems.

Performance

Springwell Softener

Springwell has a superior design that also reflects how it operates. Firstly, the kind of materials used to design it enables it to perform at an optimal level and protect it from low temperature and humidity, so there’s no case of freezing or tank sweating, both of which can hamper its performance.

It eliminates water hardness from your water supply and monitors the saturation of its resin bed. This allows it to perfectly time when it regenerates (which happens only when it’s essential), saving you water and salt in the process.

This water system has an optimal flow premium ability. This means its minimum flow rate capacity, which ranges between 11 to 13 GPM is higher than that of the maximum capacity of an average softener.

So with this kind of performance, you can confidently switch on multiple water-using appliances at once without fear of experiencing a drop in water pressure. This system cannot function if the water pressure exceeds 80 PSI.

Matrixx Water Softener

Matrixx water softener features the Vortech tank technology, the top tank technology on the water softener market. It allows for notable improvements in both filtration and softening capacities compared to conventional ones.

The water system is highly salt-efficient. You can save up to 70% on salt yearly. With an unbelievable flow rate of 27 GPM, experiencing a drop in water pressure is almost impossible. Without a doubt, the Vortech tank is the best tank on the water system market.

The beauty of this system is that it comes with electronics/smartphone integration which enables you to control it using an application on your device remotely. It also comes with a 5-micron filter and smart valve. It eliminates dead spaces and channeling, and the media bed elevates during lower flow rates to ensure uniformity in the production of soft water. The system is also designed to be energy-efficient and can function with low voltage.

US water systems outdid themselves with this softening unit. The smart valve is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, enabling it to connect to your smartphone easily. All it takes to control your softening unit from anywhere in the house conveniently is to install the Waterlogix application and pair devices. Then, you will have full access to the system settings and dashboard.

US water systems also developed state-of-the-art leak detectors that you can install anywhere in the house (precisely close to sinks or faucets) to notify you about a leakage.

You can learn more about the Matrixx Drop water softener’s smart technology in this video:

Price

Please note that prices may have changed since the publication of this article in March 2022.

Springwell Softener

The factory price varies depending on the capacity of the softening unit you purchase. Check current prices here.

  • 1 – 3 bathrooms – $1379.97
  • Up to 6 bathrooms – $1590.77
  • 7+ bathrooms – $1822.22

Matrixx Water Softener

The factory price of the Matrixx water softener varies depending on the flow rate capacity. Check current prices here.

  • 7 GPM – $1205.95
  • 10 GPM – $1259.95
  • 15 GPM – $1349.95
  • 20 GPM – $1439.95

Pros and Cons of Springwell vs Matrixx

Springwell

Pros
  • It’s very efficient and one of the best softening units on the market.
  • Easy to install, as long as you have a rudimentary knowledge of plumbing systems.
  • The various units are easily identifiable by the number of bathrooms they can service at once.
  • Salt-efficient and water-efficient regeneration frequency. (Salt-free option available)
  • Comes with a limited lifetime warranty and a 6-month money-back guarantee period.
  • Great value for its price.
Cons
  • Can not operate with water pressure above 80 PSI.
  • Will require professional assistance for installation if you’re a novice with plumbing systems.

Matrixx

Pros
  • The system combines with smart technology and can be remotely controlled.
  • It features the best tank on the market.
  • Matrixx has superb softening and filtration performance.
  • It comes with a limited lifetime warranty, a lifetime warranty for the tank, and a decade-long warranty for the electronic valve.
  • It’s highly energy-efficient and can work with low voltage.
  • It has a higher operating water pressure than Springwell.
  • Very salt-efficient
  • The flow rate can be up to 27 GPM with a 1-inch port.
  • It comes with backup power.
  • Better value for its price than Springwell.
Cons
  • You need to be tech-savvy to get the most out of the smart technology system.

Conclusion

Matrixx and Springwell are obviously both winners, and anyone you go for is the right choice. There’s just a slight edge in specific areas such as maximum operating water pressure and flow rate capacity. Also, Matrixx has the upper hand regarding affordability and tank design.

About the Author

Diana Masson

Diana works as a saleswoman in a hardware store. She knows the smallest differences between the various water filter brands and knows exactly what her customers want. Diana is a mother of 3 children and has been a homeowner for 2 years. Her family can rely on having the purest drinking water because she had a water filter installed herself last summer. Which one? Ask her yourself :)

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