Will a Saltless System Work For Me?

By Mark Timmons
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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.
July 28, 2010
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Kathy
November 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM
My husband is on kidney stone diet and can not have any salt. We have well water and it is so hard. We have to clean shower heads and coffee pots out with vingear about every two weeks. We get yellow spots on our whites about every other time I wash. We need help and because he is a disabled veteran we have limited income. We had looked online at salt less systems but do not want to try and save up the money and buy one if the do not work. Please give us some ideas we really need some good advise. Thank you
mark
December 6, 2010 at 4:42 PM
Kathy asked: <em>"My husband is on kidney stone diet and can not have any salt. We have well water and it is so hard. We have to clean shower heads and coffee pots out with vingear about every two weeks. We get yellow spots on our whites about every other time I wash. We need help and because he is a disabled veteran we have limited income. We had looked online at salt less systems but do not want to try and save up the money and buy one if the do not work. Please give us some ideas we really need some good advise. Thank you"</em> <strong>The Water Doctor Replied:</strong> Kathy, You have at least two problems: Hard water, and if you have yellow spots, you most likely have iron. No salt-less system will work properly unless you have the iron removed. We do have a system that will work, but it may be overkill. Here it is: https://www.uswatersystems.com/infusion-backwashing-filter-for-iron-sulfur-and-manganese-removal.html https://www.uswatersystems.com/green-wave-pulsar.html However, you may not need all that. The first thing I would do is a complete water test on your water so that we will know exactly how to treat your water. Try this one: https://www.uswatersystems.com/us-water-lab-water-test.html Once we have that, we can guarantee results.