Solve Hard Water Problems with Joplin’s Most Trusted Water Softener Systems for Higher Quality Water at Home, Easy

Hard water throughout Missouri can cause hard-to-detect harm and hassle all over your home. Save money and stop the issues with Culligan’s advanced line of water softeners.

Since most of Joplin’s water comes from a combination of surface and ground water sources, the hard water problems residents see can vary between neighborhoods, and even individual homes themselves.

While some residents will use surface water from Shoal Creek, others may access water from groundwater wells, or various combinations of surface and groundwater supplies that are used to meet Joplin’s water needs. While this method can provide reliable water for the area, it can also be responsible for a number of hard water issues at home. 

Some of the most common hard water problems Joplin residents experience are early appliance burnout, or the high utility bills associated when water appliances work too hard. Dry, itchy skin, water spots and hard-to-clean residue around sinks, faucets, and fixtures, as well as a metallic or mineral aftertaste from tap water are also common in and around Joplin.

Joplin Hard Water

Minerals from Joplin’s combination of water sources, like calcium, magnesium, and iron can build up over time, and it’s this buildup that causes problems for residents.

In the long term, hard water can drive up your utility bills, since everything from your water heater to your dishwasher has a more difficult time using water with a high dissolved mineral content. In addition to costing you each month, Joplin hard water can take its toll on your appliances, meaning you need to replace big ticket items such as your washing machine or hot water heater.

Hard water damage can also manifest in other expensive areas of your home — like plumbing and fixtures. Untreated water can leave buildup and residue in pipes which can lead to corrosion and clogs. These minerals are also responsible for leaving behind unsightly staining or residue.

Untreated Shoal Creek and water can also contribute to dry hair, and leave it prone to static. Skin, hair and nails that feel dried out, brittle, or easily cracked, as well as tap water that just tastes less-than-fresh are also side effects. You might also notice you need a lot of soap, shampoo, or detergent to wash — that’s hard water minerals working against the lathering quality of your cleaning and personal care products.

Trust Your Joplin Water Softening Experts

If you’re tired of dealing with cleaning headaches, high electricity bills, or tap water that doesn’t taste great, your Joplin Culligan Man has a solution that’s right for your needs, home, and budget.

At Culligan, we know Missouri water. It’s why all of our water softener orders include individual water testing to diagnose your home’s water to find a solution that works exactly the way you need it to, from start to finish.

Our patented water softening technology is proven to remove problematic hard water minerals effectively — leaving you with the softest, highest quality water on the market. So you get water that does its job protecting you and your home’s plumbing, appliances, and more.

Water Softener Benefits

  • Lower utility bills with softer, more efficient water.
  • Extend major appliance life — from the dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, and more.
  • Drink more water when it tastes better, without mineral aftertaste or unpleasant odor.
  • Improve the look and feel of hair, skin, and nails.
  • Help laundry last longer, and look better, with soft water that’s gentler on fabrics.
  • Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.

Culligan Benefits

Joplin residents have trusted their water to Culligan for generations. We’ve worked all over the area learning its unique water needs, which lets us provide the best, local water softening solutions that are completely customizable for your home.

Our customer focus also means we’re committed to finding you the right water softener and ensuring that it runs like new as long as you own it.

  • Free water testing and evaluation are always included.
  • Culligan water softeners also come with professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to help you get the most out of your water softener, for life.
  • We’re proud to offer one of the the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener.
  • We know water, and water softening technology, it’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!

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    Hard Water
  • Dry Skin/Hair
    Dry Skin/Hair
  • Stiff Laundry
    Stiff Laundry
  • Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
    Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
  • Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
    Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Your Water Softener

People around our area have trusted Culligan with their water softening needs for over 80 years. It’s a reflection of our dedication to water softening and the technology and expertise that drives it. After all, it’s not just a water softener, it’s the extensive background in local water and the focus on customer service that sets us apart.

  • Culligan water softeners always include professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and helpful, informed local dealers to help you learn more about your water to find the right solution for your home.
  • Culligan holds more patents for water softening technology than any other water company, one of them for the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener — the most efficient water softener on the market today.

Water Softener Product Overview

Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers a range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.


The Culligan® High-Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient* than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.


It is about more than energy efficiency - it's about intelligence. While using up to 50% less salt, the HE lets you know how many days remain until you need to refill it with salt. Our Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically detects changes in your water conditions and makes softening adjustments accordingly. You can even install an optional modem that will tell your Indio dealer directly if salt or service is needed.


Reduce trips to the basement as the Culligan® HE's remote display alerts you to any problems and gives you control over various functions, like activating the electronic bypass valve. And the Dial-a-Softness® control ensures that your water is always just the way you like it, never too soft or too hard.

*46% less than a time clock regeneration softener

Water Softener Product Specifications 

Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.

  • Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
  • Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
  • Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
  • Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
  • The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
  • Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners

1. Will my water teste salty?

No.  A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty.  The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

2. How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways.  It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

3. How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium.  This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is.  In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale.  It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no.  A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water.  They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well.  But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses.  On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

7. How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

8. How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

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