For those of us with hard water in your homes the color and texture of all things water lives and dies with your water softener. Diamond Crystal makes a Softener salt pellet that has added chemicals to help keep your softener running more efficent and much longer. The bags can be found in most home improvement stores and comes in a 40Lb bag for around $5.00. The bag has an easy caring handle on it and a nice ready to tear opening at the top corner which makes it a cinch to refill your softener. The pellets themselves are little pillow shaped briquettes of sodium chloride. look for the large brigh yellow bag in your local hardware store and you won't be disappointed. The pellets are also formulated with a rust removing compound that will make it easier to remove the hard water staings on the sinks and toilets.