Do Salt Free Systems Really Work?

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By Mark Timmons
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Do Salt Free Systems Really Work?

Tracie asked:
"Just curious as to why you seem to not like or you are not completely convinced that the Salt Free systems really work, yet you sell them. So, is yours the only one out there that really works or are you selling a product that I’ll be 50% satisfied in? I don’t necessarily need super soft, slimmy water, but water that is not causing corrosion in my pipes and on my dishes. I’m also not sure that Salt softners arent for me. We used one a few years ago and it killed my plants. So, if it killed my plants, is it harmful to us and pets?"
US WATER Response You have raised several valid points and we will attempt to answer them one-by-one:
  • We are completely convinced that salt-free systems work.  We just want everyone to understand that salt-free water conditioners are not "water softeners" and that they do not soften the water.  They do an excellent job of preventing scale and our GreenWave Cascade system removes the harmful contaminants while leaving the beneficial minerals.  It's just that we do not want to give the impression that they produce soft water, because they do not.  One of our competitors even says this: " The Pelican™* Natursoft keeps the healthy minerals in the water so you can enjoy naturally softened water." How can we say in a politically correct way that the previous statement is simply not true?  We don't believe in lying to sell our products.  We will always tell you the truth, and the truth is the salt-free or salt-less systems are not softeners, but many people do not like the slick feel of soft water.
  • Is ours the only one that works?  Probably not, but we have been building and testing salt-free conditioners for several years and our MEP Technology is second to none.  It really works!
  • Salt based water softeners add sodium to the water, and although it is not a significant amount, daily watering of plants will build up sodium deposits around the root structures and damage, or even kill the plant.  If you have a water softener, you should not use softened water to water your plants.  PERIOD!  In reality, hard water is not the best either, especially municipal water which contains chlorine and other chemicals, which can also damage plants.  Reverse Osmosis (RO) water which has all the total dissolved solids (TDS), chlorine and chemicals removed will help your plants flourish.  It's also great for your dog... and humans too!
* - Pelican™ is a registered trademark of Pelican Water Technologies. US Water Systems has no affiliation with the company.
July 13, 2010
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