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Category: Salt-Free Systems

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New and Improved Iron and Sulfur Filters

This blog was post in July of 2014 and subsequent to that the Katalox Light media has proven to be highly unreliable.  We no longer use it.  If you are looking for the best method to remove Iron, Sulfur, Iron or Sulfur Bacteria and/or Manganese then here is the absolute best method: A backwashing filter, ...

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Will a Salt-Free Water Softener Work for Me?

Let’s get this out of the way immediately:  There is no such thing as a salt-free water softener!  By definition, to be called a “water softener” a device must take the water to below 1 grain per gallon (gpg) of hardness.  You have to be careful of what you believe… even on the internet (SHOCK).   ...

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Here’s Why We Tell the Truth About Saltfree Conditioners

First of all, we don’t call them saltfree water softeners, because they are not!  We do sell saltfree water conditioners – they are called the Green Wave.   They have their place, but we go to great lengths to tell the customer what they will and won’t do, and calling them “saltfree water softeners” is ...

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Does Nuvo H2O Soften Water?

I received this question from from Joe Smith (real name).  It turns out that he had a Nuvo H2o “Water Softener” already installed in his house.  Of course, we told him that it doesn’t soften water because, by definition, “soft water” is water that has the calcium and magnesium hardness removed from the water to ...

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Can I just mix hot soft and cold hard water?

Dear Water Doctor, We have very hard water (~24 gpg) and dislike the dry skin, holey clothes, and scale deposits on faucets, shower heads, and toilets.   HOWEVER, we also don’t want the slick feeling showers that come with softened water. It seems to me softening the hot water only would help (and running a softened ...

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The truth about salt-free water softeners

I’ve had enough!  I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!  I am sick and tired of hearing companies call their salt-free water treatment systems “Salt-Free Water Softeners.”  I have complained about it publicly for years and now I’m going to do something about it.  This blog is just to put ...

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The latest on salt free water softeners

The latest information is that there is still no such thing. End of story! There are salt-free water conditioners, but not salt-free water softeners.  Salt-free water softeners are like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny – they make a  nice story, but they just aren’t real.  Maybe you shouldn’t tell you kids just yet though ...

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How does a water softener really work?

I often get calls from people concerned about their water softener operation.  I have found that most people don’t understand how a water softener works.  This blog is intended to give a brief description on how a water softener works. Water softeners like the Fusion Professional Grade Water Softener and the Aquatrol Water Softener use a ...

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How do you treat acid water?

Water with a pH of 7.0 is considered to be neutral.  If the pH is above 7.0, the water is considered to be alkaline, but if it is below 7.0, then it is acidic.  In general, water with a pH of less than 7 is considered acidic and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic. The normal ...

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You have water treatment equipment but are you maintaining the entire plumbing system properly?

We often talk to customers about their water treatment needs then recommend equipment and a treatment process but the water treatment is only a part of your water distribution system.  There are several components in your plumbing system from the well pump to the faucets.  Water treatment equipment and plumbing system require routine maintenance to ...

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