Will a Saltless System Work For Me?Brenda asked: "I have had salt based water softeners in the past and loved them. I now live in a multi-story townhouse, the water source to the unit is in the front, the HOA will not allow a water softener unit in the front. I considered the saltless system because it is smaller and I could possibly hide it, I ‘m still considering it. Another option is to put whatever I get in the garage with the tankless hot water units, meaning only my hot water will be soft. Will this be enough to do anything for my appliances or my skin?" The Water Doctor Replied: Putting a water softener only on the hot water is kind of like putting one foot in ice water and the other in boiling water - on the average you won't like the experience! In your case, I would recommend a saltfree water conditioner. While it may not rise to the level of a water softener (using salt), it will protect your appliances and the carbon filter in the Green Wave Cascade will reduce or remove the chemicals and chlorine which are skin irritants. I would recommend you go with one of these no salt water conditioners.