Salt free water conditioners are a great choice for people who have hard water but do not care for the many drawbacks of softened water. Hard water can cause excessive wear and damage to your appliances, build-up in your hair and on your clothes, and other problems. Softening with a salt system can eliminate those issues, but presents problems of its own. If you are looking for a different option, a water conditioner may be a great choice.
Problems With Water Softeners
Water softeners use salt to soften the water. This means that you must physically add salt to the unit regularly. Wrestling with a 50-pound bag of salt is not easy or realistic for many people. Also, a salt-based softening system wastes water, as the softener uses a backwashing system to clear out minerals that accumulate.
Location can also be a challenge because the softener needs to be located where it can both be plugged into an electrical outlet and connected to a drain to flush the backwash. The softener unit itself is often large and unwieldy, which makes it difficult to find the perfect installation spot in your home.
Even if you can handle the installation and maintenance of a water softener, you may be unhappy with the results. Softened water has a very distinctive, slippery feel that many people find off-putting. Salt free water conditioners use a process that changes the composition of the minerals in the water. While the minerals are still present, they do not cause the build-up, skin drying effects of unconditioned hard water. If you are interested in salt free water conditioning, get in touch with Isopure Water to get details about the system that would work for you.