Made in China is Not How We Got Our Name

August 20, 2018

The Water Quality Association (“WQA”) is seeking tariff exemptions for Chinese water treatment products that American Water Treatment Dealers are selling.  I guess that is all well and good, but as the tariffs apply to US Water Systems, all I can tell you is that our name is US Water Systems, not China Water Systems, and we have been phasing out Chinese products for years.  So, while most other Water Dealers,…

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It’s Time for the WQA to Enforce Their Own Code of Ethics

June 26, 2018

The Water Quality Association (hereafter “WQA”) is a trade association which, according to their website… “is the leading voice of the residential, commercial, industrial and small community water treatment industry, representing more than 2,500 manufacturers, suppliers and dealers worldwide.” There is an immediate problem in that this “voice” is sometimes blurred and ethics are compromised. Let me explain… On their website (www.WQA.org), the WQA states this under their Code of…

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Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

May 6, 2018

Actually, before you ask that question, you really should ask “Is there really such a thing as a salt free water softener?” You see, some companies are selling what they call “salt free water softeners” as well as “salt water softeners.”  That begs the question:  If salt free water softeners worked, why on God’s Green Earth would they sell salt water softeners?  No one would buy them. Salt water softeners would…

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How Long Does Carbon Last?

March 26, 2018

Question: Tom asked the following question (evidently while also trying to make a statement) about a subject on which he has very litle knowledge: You say you beat Lifesource hands down but nowhere on your site can I see how many gallons your system is rated for. Lifesource Elite is rated for 2.2 million gallons about 12 years for a typical family of three. Your system only indicates 7 year…

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Should I get my water tested?

January 13, 2018

No, you should never get your water tested – you might find out that something in there is bad for you or you might learn how to treat it properly and who wants to do that?  What are you – Crazy?  Treating your water should be hit and miss proposition.  What good is it to do it scientifically and get it right?  Just mess around with it… try this… try…

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Don’t Get Scammed into Buying a Salt-Free Softener

May 2, 2017

… because there is no such thing as a salt-free softener, unless you want to include a whole house reverse osmosis system in that definition. Selling “salt-free water softeners” is a marketing dream, because there are no rules and conventional and usual definitions of certain words can evidently just be ignored.  That might explain why many “marketing” companies are selling devices which they call “salt-free water softeners.”  The truth is:…

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Who Is Treating Your Water?

That may seem like an odd question, but it is one that you really have to consider.  There are several water treatment companies that have popped up across the internet the past few years.  These companies were started by slick marketing and business people who have taken an idea and parlayed it into big business.  Most of this centers around “salt-free water softeners” which are close cousins to Santa Claus…

December 21, 2016
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Salt Free Water Softener Deception

For the record, if you Google “Salt-Free Water Softeners” you will find quite a few companies who say they have them.  Therein lies the deception because they don’t.  Aquasana, Futura, Lifesource, NuvoH2O, Pelican and several others say that they have a salt-free water softener.  The only problem is that they don’t!  Salt free water softeners are fiction.  It is simply not true.  It’s a deception. What would you think, if…

October 31, 2016
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Fleck ProFlo SXT 5000 and 7000 Valves

May 6, 2016

I recently had a customer ask about the Fleck ProFlo 5000 and Fleck 7000 valves.  They wanted to purchase a ProFlo 5000 SXT Softener and a ProFlo 7000 SXT Filter.  I had to tell them that I would not recommend that.  Why? Here’s the thing: Fleck is obsoleting the 5000 and 7000 models on September 30, 2016.  It has been said that they will make parts for 5 more years and then that…

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The Acid-Alkaline Truth Exposed!

July 13, 2015

If you Google “alkaline water”, you will get about 4,250,000 results including all kinds of companies trying to sell alkaline water devices, from ionizers and re-mineralization systems to all kinds of strange things that allegedly add alkalinity to the water.  Of course, most promise amazing health benefits up to and including everlasting life (I am only half jesting). Markus Rothkranz has a website called www.markusnews.com and at one point he used…

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