You Still Can’t Soften Water Without Salt
NOTE: This is an UPDATE to the Blog The Hard Truth About Salt-Free Water Softeners written on February 8, 2015.
For over a decade, marketing companies have been selling customers on the idea of salt-free water softeners. This is unfortunate because of the fact that salt-free water softeners don’t really exist. You heard that right. There is no such thing.
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A study of how water treatment infrastructure compensates for growth in housing and industry.
The first eight years of my life, I lived in a city that had relatively soft (5-6 GPG) water, and I was a kid, so I really didn’t know what soft water was. However, when I was nine, we moved to the country and I was introduced to very hard water that had a lot of iron. My father worked for Water Refining Company (Miracle Water, Servisoft, and Refin-A-Matic Brands) and shortly after we moved, he installed a water softener. Every Saturday, he would regenerate it, which involved taking off the cap, draining some water out and pouring salt into the top of the tank and then backwashing and rinsing through opening and closing valves.
- Many American families have a water softener in their homes. In fact, 85% of Americans have hard water, while only 25% of households report having a water softener installed. From mildly inconvenient to plumbing and appliance ruining, hard water can have a lasting impact on you and your home. If you have well water, then you know that almost every house with well water has hard water.What Is Hard ...
Depending on where you live, you may have heard the terms “hard water” and “soft water” before. So what is hard water and why is it so bad?
- Tannin has been a perplexing foe to water treatment specialists for decades now. There has been essentially one tried and true method that has stood the test of time, but to be honest, it’s a bit of a pain in the neck.What is tannin? Why is it so challenging to remove?Simply put, tannin is dissolved organic material. It appears in surface and groundwater from dissolved plant tissue and veget...
- I think a better question is “why would you not want a water softener controlled with a Smartphone App?” Some people will say “Well that is just too fancy for me.” Humor me for a second: If you have ever had a water softener and the power went out and you had to re-program it, how did that go? “Do I push the do...
- If you have ever visited a campground, you already know that many of the water supplies you find make Flint, Michigan look like a walk-in-the-part. Iron, nasty tastes, rotten-egg odor, stains, high chlorine and just plain horrid water is commonplace across campgrounds all over North America. Add in the fact that even water that tastes OK, can be chemically or bacterially cont...
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- To many families the joy of home ownership is sometimes spoiled when they find out that their "Home Sweet Home" has water that is less than desirable. For the record, that happens to be a pretty high percentage of the homes in the United States. However, no matter what the water problem(s) might be, "Point-of-Entry" water treatment is simply the best solution, whatever the problem(s) might be. ...
- 278. that is the number of zip code areas with lead poisoning levels twice that of Flint Michigan. This number will continue to increase. As of 2019 The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimated the total cost of water infrastructure repairs needed is 3.6 trillion dollars by the year 2020. According to the American Water Works Association there are approximately 240,000 water main brea...