Should I Buy A Salt-less Water Softener?

Today’s question comes to us from a guy named Igor Pimpik, hailing out of Potatohead, Idaho. Actually, it came from one of my readers on Quora. It is a question I have been asked a bunch so I decided to jump in and get wet. First of all, there is no such thing as a salt-less water softener. These non-salt devices can be more properly called water conditioners although they…

Home Humidifiers! RO Versus Soft Water

While Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a great purification staple, it does not remove all the solids (minerals, as some call them). On average it removes 99+% of divalent and trivalent ions (Calcium, Lead for example) and 98+ % of monovalent ions (Sodium, for example) If the RO is not fed softened water, and there is calcium in the feed water, then you will also have Calcium in the RO water,…

When Soft Water Threatens Your Health

In keeping with my fundamental water personality, I will say again, water is highly technical and scientific. There are no one-word answers, there is no “one-best” solution or technology, and each water, even in the same neighborhood, is different. I read an article today that I feel was irresponsible, and offered potentially fatal advice about drinking soft water. The author was attempting to help a vendor sell water filtration products.…