Switched From Easy Water to a Salt SystemQuestion: "I’m not a plumber or did any big research, just a consumer that purchased an Easy Water over 2 years ago after our very old water softener started leaking, thinking the saltless feature was more environmentally responsible, cheaper to operate, and healthier than drinking salt water. Even though our plumber did an annual flush, our pipes kept getting so built up with scale that the flow rate of our tankless water heater was so low, the heater often wouldn’t kick on when taking a shower, unless we would turn on the water at the sink at the same time. We just now purchased a traditional water softener, and the difference is amazing. Hot showers again, with actual water pressure, no calcium deposits on the faucets, I can comb my hair easier. We definitely wasted our money with Easy Water." - Irmi Swan The Water Doctor Replied: I saw a recent study that tested systems like the the Easy Water and found that they were around 40% efficient. The same study also found that systems similar to our Green Wave MEP models were over 95% effective in preventing scale. Of course, water softeners that use salt are also very effective at removing and eliminating scale. We are one of the few companies that sell both salt-free and salt-based water treatment systems. Both can be effective, depending upon what you want to accomplish.