Pelican™ and PurHome Saltless Conditioners

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By Mark Timmons
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Pelican™ and PurHome Saltless Conditioners

Kevin asked the following questions:
Mark, I have been reading your replies on www.plbg.com and like the fact that you are so candid.  I am not a salesman for any company nor do I endorse any specific product brands.  I am a homeowner in Bellevue, NE with city water of 10 grains hardness.  I am tired of the scale om my tub, faucets, dishwasher etc.  I am not particularly fond of the slick feeling most water softeners create but would like to condition the water so it is easier on skin (I have sensitive skin and so do some of my kids), clean my pipes (the house is only 8 years old) and appliances, and water fixtures.  I have read about salt-free water conditioners such as PurHome and Pelican. I just read your comment today stating that Next Filtration is the only one that tested to 99.6% effectiveness rating.  After reading the literature on Pelican, Purhome and Next Filtration,  I find them all very similar in technology.  In fact,  the Next Filtration website literature data sheet looks almost identical to the data on the Pelican system and how they claim it works, yet you seem to think there system is unproven (and I would not disagree with you on that).  Do you know of any one that has the Next Filtration system that you have personally seen work or better yet, that would be willing to call me to talk to see how well it actually performs?  I only put so much stock in reviews I read on the web.  I am still very skeptical about salt-free systems and don't like the idea of the maintenance associated with salt water softeners either.  Any suggestions?  It seems very hard to find an unbiased opinion on any specific system as everybody just wants to sell their product.
Thank you, Kevin
The Water Doctor Replied: Kevin, Yes, everyone wants to sell their own products, and we are no different.  The major difference is that we don't resort to lies to sell our product.  The biggest problem I have with Pelican is that they say their system "produces naturally soft water."  NOT TRUE!  They also say that with their system you will use 40-60% soaps and detergents.  AGAIN, NOT TRUE!  When I read that kind of stuff I lose all confidence in a company.  nextScaleStop is not what they say it is (check THIS out).  I would be glad to talk with you.  Please call me at your convenience at 800-608-USWA.
August 29, 2010
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