Let's establish one thing: There is no such thing as a salt-free water softener! A salt-free water softener is like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny - no one has ever seen one! At US Water, we will not lie to you - we will tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Our Green Wave Systems are "salt-free water conditioners", just like the guys who call theirs "salt free water softeners"... AND OURS WORK EVEN BETTER! We just call them what they really are: "Conditioners" not "Softeners."
Salt free water conditioners exist for the purpose of preventing hard water scale, often called lime scale. US Water Systems has been at the forefront of salt-free water treatment movement for the past decade. We started into the salt-free water conditioning industry over a dozen years ago and soon began using the nextScaleStop TAC (Template Assisted Crystallization) media, the concept of which was from German engineering. We used it for a few years before switching to the Filtersorb SP3 NAC (Nucleation Assisted Crystallization) which was also of German engineering and in fact, was made in Germany.
While we felt SP3 was superior, we were not satisfied 100% with the performance, so we kept looking at the different available technologies around the world.
We looked at systems that used wires wrapped around pipes, like Easy Water, giant magnets, which are sold by a number of companies, and adding citric acid to the water to lower the pH by companies like NuvoH2O. In our opinion none of these technologies were as good, than our GreenWave system using the SP3 Filtersorb media… but we weren’t satifsfied.
In 2014, US Water became aware of technology that utilized a very compact system for the prevention of limescale buildup from the Netherlands. We started testing it and we were very impressed. Now almost two (2) years later, on May 1, 2016, we are incorporating that technology into our new GreenWave. We believe that this is the ultimate salt-free water treatment system in the universe. It is called The GreenWave System. Not only is it compact, but it works more effectively at preventing limescale than any other product we have EVER tested! It also is the most economical – Systems start at $399.95.
It does not eliminate the Calcium and Magnesium in the water; however it seals the Calcium and Magnesium so it will not stick to surfaces or heating elements to prevent the buildup of lime scale. The Green Wave preserves the Calcium as a crucial mineral for the human body, but totally prevents lime scale. Furthermore, unlike traditional water softeners, the Green Wave does not use salt, does not waste water, uses no electricity and is environmentally friendly.