“But Does it Really Soften The Water?”

January 9, 2019

That’s the question you need to ask if you are considering the purchase of a “salt-free water softener.” Don’t beat around the bush, pick up the phone and call whatever company is saying that they sell a salt-free water softener and just ask them: “But does it really soften the water?” If they say yes, then I will call them and buy it for you.  I’ll pay for it! It’s…

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8-22-2018 Mailbag

August 22, 2018

Question #1: I need a recommendation for a “water softener” that uses neither salt of potassium? I have kidney disease and my doctor says I need one that does not contain either of these. Pelican tells me what they have PSE1800 is the answer. Is this correct? R.W. Answer: The PSE1800 does not soften the water.  Oh, I know they call it a “water softener” but ask them if the…

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Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

May 6, 2018

Actually, before you ask that question, you really should ask “Is there really such a thing as a salt free water softener?” You see, some companies are selling what they call “salt free water softeners” as well as “salt water softeners.”  That begs the question:  If salt free water softeners worked, why on God’s Green Earth would they sell salt water softeners?  No one would buy them. Salt water softeners would…

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Questions and Answers

January 8, 2018

Q.  I have iron bacteria and my well company gave me a backwashing carbon and some other white media that goes on the bottom is that going to eliminate my problem? A.  Based upon what you have told me, I would say there are two chances:  Slim and None!  Before you do anything, do this first: https://www.uswatersystems.com/us-water-lab-water-test.html  _______________________________________________________ Q.  We have professionally installed ecco water softener ph system in our…

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Pelican Water is Attempting to Change Our Understanding of the English Language

November 14, 2017

If you Google “Hard Water” you will find that it is “water that contains an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals (like calcium and magnesium). Soft water… is treated water in which the only ion is sodium.”  One dictionary says that soft water is “Water containing little or no dissolved salts of calcium or magnesium, especially water containing less than about 85 parts per million of calcium carbonate.”  Wikipedia says this: “In the UK, water is…

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Who Is Treating Your Water?

That may seem like an odd question, but it is one that you really have to consider.  There are several water treatment companies that have popped up across the internet the past few years.  These companies were started by slick marketing and business people who have taken an idea and parlayed it into big business.  Most of this centers around “salt-free water softeners” which are close cousins to Santa Claus…

December 21, 2016
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The Best Way Prevent Limescale in Water Heaters

Anyone who has hard water knows about “Limescale” in pipes and appliances, but did you know that limescale rarely forms in the cold water plumbing?  Ask any plumber – they can tell you that limescale is prevalent in hot water lines, hot water heaters and the hot water side of appliances and plumbing fixtures.  Why is that?  It’s very simple – when hard water is heated, the hardness precipitates to form insoluble…

December 13, 2016
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Salt Free Water Softener Deception

For the record, if you Google “Salt-Free Water Softeners” you will find quite a few companies who say they have them.  Therein lies the deception because they don’t.  Aquasana, Futura, Lifesource, NuvoH2O, Pelican and several others say that they have a salt-free water softener.  The only problem is that they don’t!  Salt free water softeners are fiction.  It is simply not true.  It’s a deception. What would you think, if…

October 31, 2016
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The Hard Truth About Salt-Free Water Softeners

February 8, 2015

For about the last ten years salt-free water softeners have become the dream of many marketing companies.   It’s not like they haven’t always been out there – I’ve been in the water treatment business for 42 years and I have seen plenty of these types of companies come and go – but they are now here en mass. I have often wondered why it seems that there are so many…

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