Salt Free Water Softeners: Do they really work?
When I search Salt Free Water Softeners on Google, one of the menu items that pops up references a scam. What’s that about?There are quite a few water companies out there who will promise you that their salt free water softener will work better than a salt-based system, plus save you money because there’s no salt to replenish. But the facts don’t bear that out. While Salt Free Water Softeners are indeed salt free, they do not soften water. Just test cold water hardness after a salt-free system is installed compared to a newly installed salt-based system. The salt- or potassium chloride-based system will measure 0 to 1 hardness. The same test conducted on a salt-free system will show no change from or even greater water hardness than before installation. The salt-free system manufacturers and installers will dismiss this as a flush out of built up calcium and magnesium in the plumbing. But if that were true, wouldn’t the test show similar results with the salt-based system? Of course not. In fact, if you look closely at the salt-free manufacturers’ literature, companies that sell these products even admit as much: Their products do not correct hard water. Plus, they are significantly more expensive than salt-based systems to install.
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Benefits of Salt or Potassium Water Softening Systems that you will NOT experience with “salt free” water softeners:
- Your whole family’s skin feels smoother after baths, showers, shaving and hand washing, with less unpleasant dryness.
- Dishes, glasses, crystal and china come out of your dishwasher cleaner and spot-free.
- Clothes and towels are softer, cleaner and brighter, all with less detergent.
- Learn about even more benefits of salt or potassium water softeners here.