Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?The simple and easy answer is NO, because in actuality, what many companies call "Salt-Free Water Conditioners" simply do not soften the water.
By definition, a water softener is any device that reduces the hardness to below one (1) grain per gallon (gpg). If it doesn't do that, it's not a water softener. We have tested the following systems as to whether they are "water softeners" or not and here is what we found:
- Pelican Naturesoft - The water we tested coming out of the device was not soft.
- NuvoH2O - The water we tested coming out of the device was not soft.
- Aquasana - The water we tested coming out of the device was not soft.
- Apec Futura - The water we tested coming out of the device was not soft.
Yet, all the above companies persist in calling their products, "Salt-Free Water Softeners." You know, if what I am saying is untrue, they could get together and sue me for liebel. They can't however, because their products actually do not soften the water.
Let me make it clear, that I am not saying they don't work. What I am saying is that they should not call their products a water softener if they don't soften the water. HELLO! It's really simple, it either softens the water or it doesn't. I can scientifically prove that they don't!
Why would they call their products water softeners when they do not soften the water? It's simple - people actually think they are buying a water softener that doesn't use salt so it allows them to recruit more customers... even if their claims are untrue.
Pelican, Aquasana and Apec Futura are all similar technologies to the old Green Wave "tank-type, media-based" water conditioners that US Water Systems used to sell
. I say "used to sell
" because we have discovered a better and much more economical method.
On May 1, 2016, US Water Systems released their new line of Green Wave Systems that work better ands cost less than any other system on the market today.
The new Green Wave salt-free water conditioner is the New Standard by which all salt free systems will now be judged!
The Green Wave is the new revolutionary and economic way to deal with hard water. The Green Wave system uses a unique and patented dosing system which adds a small amount silicopolyphosphate (a food grade material) to the water, effectively "sealing" Calcium and Magnesium. Silcopolyphosphate is a "food grade" product and is safe for human consumption according to the WHO and FAO recommendations. It meets all FDA requirements for being "food grade."
However, with so many chemicals, pesticides, rocket fuel, pharmaceuticals and 35,000 other potential contaminants in the water, we recommend that you utilize a reverse osmosis system for drinking water. RO takes out the silisopolyphosphate as well as all the rest of the "bad stuff." Reverse osmosis removes the largest spectrum of contaminants of any water treatment process.
The Green Wave prevents calcium and magnesium salt deposits on sanitary systems, faucets, hot water appliances and inside pipework. The Green Wave water treatment method is environmentally friendly, uses no electricity and 100% safe for drinking water.
Hard water is also bad for your skin. Dermatologists and specialists often recommend that patients treat hard water as this is gentler to your skin. Skin irritations and infections can be prevented or considerably reduced by treating hard water before use. By using the Green Wave, no Calcium deposits are left on your skin and soap residues are rinsed off easier and cleaner. Your skin knows the difference.
- No Salt
- No Electricity
- No waste water
- No carbon footprint
- Environmentally friendly
Salt free water conditioners exist for the purpose of preventing hard water scale, often called lime scale. The Green Wave Solo is small, but mighty. It prevents scale better than any salt-free system we have ever tested and is backed with a ONE-YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
How we got here is important:
US Water Systems has been at the forefront of salt-free water treatment movement for the past decade. We started into the salt-free water conditioning industry over a dozen years ago and soon began using the nextScaleStop TAC
(Template Assisted Crystallization) media, the concept of which was from German engineering. We used it for a few years before switching to the Filtersorb SP3 NAC
(Nucleation Assisted Crystallization) which was also of German engineering and in fact, was made in Germany.
While we felt SP3 was superior, we were not satisfied 100% with the performance, so we kept looking at the different available technologies around the world.
We looked at systems that used wires wrapped around pipes, like Easy Water, giant magnets, which are sold by a number of companies, and adding citric acid to the water to lower the pH by companies like NuvoH2O
. In our opinion none of these technologies were as good, than our GreenWave system using the SP3 Filtersorb media… but we weren’t satifsfied.
In 2014, US Water became aware of technology that utilized a very compact system for the prevention of limescale buildup from the Netherlands. We started testing it and we were very impressed. Now almost two (2) years later, on May 1, 2016, we are incorporating that technology into our new GreenWave. We believe that this is the ultimate salt-free water treatment system in the universe. It is called The GreenWave System
. Not only is it compact, but it works more effectively at preventing limescale than any other product we have EVER tested! It also is the most economical – Systems start at $399.95.
It does not eliminate the Calcium and Magnesium in the water; however it seals the Calcium and Magnesium so it will not stick to surfaces or heating elements to prevent the buildup of lime scale.
The Green Wave preserves the Calcium as a crucial mineral for the human body, but totally prevents lime scale. Furthermore, unlike traditional water softeners, the Green Wave does not use salt, does not waste water, uses no electricity and is environmentally friendly.
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