Popping the Lid on Bottled Water

Every day many Americans pop the lid on a water bottle and consume the contents.  Ahhhhhhhhhhh!  Fresh, clean water.  Or is it?  Happily, the answer is YES – most bottled water is safe to drink.  Occasionally, there is a report that some bottled water company fails to meet the requirements, and may be unsafe in some manner, but that is the exception rather than the rule.  The bigger question is:…

Read More >>

Removing Sulfur Odor From Water

Mike wrote: We drilled a new well that has both coliform bacteria and high levels of hydrogen sulfide. I have been looking to install a chlorine feeding pump, retention tank and carbon filter. We have used this system in the past at our old house with mixed results. The hydrogen peroxide system looks interesting. Will this system also kill the coliform bacteria and any other bacteria that may be in…

Read More >>

Do Salt Free Systems Really Work?

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.

Read More >>

DVGW-512 – Urban Legend?

More and more people are wondering if it really exists?   DVGW-512 is allegedly the standard for testing salt-free water treatment systems.  In fact, one company (WATTS) is claiming (in a convoluted, round-about way) that their product is approved by DVGW-512.  Check out this LINK if you want proof.  While they don’t actually “LIE” they lead you to believe that their product is 99.6%  effective (as stated in the test). There…

Read More >>

Bait and Switch

The last I heard, using tactics such as the “Old Bait and Switch” was illegal. However, it seems that some water conditioning companies who are up in arms about some of the sleazy tactics used by companies such as Easy Water, are resorting to the old “Bait and Switch” when it comes to salt-free water treatment systems. Shame on YOU! You know who you are.   My next step will be…

Read More >>

GE Merlin: Fact of Fiction?

One of the most popular products in the water treatment business is the GE Merlin 700 Gallon Per Day Reverse Osmosis System.  It delivers nearly a half gallon a minute under idealconditions.  Consumers hear that it is “tankless” and assume it is better than other “tank-type” RO’s and is the latest and greatest in reverse osmosis technology.  While it is an amazing piece of equipment, it does have issues.  First…

Read More >>

The GE Merlin

One of the most popular products in the water treatment business is the GE Merlin 700 Gallon Per Day Reverse Osmosis System.  It delivers nearly a half gallon a minute under ideal conditions.  Consumers hear that it is “tankless” and assume it is better than other “tank-type” RO’s and is the latest and greatest in reverse osmosis technology.  While it is an amazing piece of equipment, it does have issues. …

Read More >>

Easy Water or Sleazy Water?

A few days ago, I had a customer call me who said “Why did you install a salt-based water softener in my house?  There is a technician here from A Plumbing Company who says that’s the old-fashioned way and that I should soften it the new way with ‘Easy Water.’” I don’t respond well to situations like that (where the guy who said it is obviously an ignoramus or a…

Read More >>

Who Do We Believe?

Personally, I believe that calling these products “softeners” brands the seller as a charlatan because they do not in fact, soften the water. An argument can be made that they “condition” the water, but that is also deceptive in my opinion. Most people who have hard water use the words “softener” and “conditioner” interchangeably.

Read More >>