Carefree?

Vibrations, energy fields, and vortexes are stock-in-trade in the snake-oil business, owing probably to the fact that in the ill-defined contexts in which they typically appear, they are basically meaningless but convey enough mystery to appeal to the credulous public. I won’t waste much time on this one, because none of that nonsense makes any sense.

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Green Water

Green stains are often a sign of electrolysis, which is when copper is being leached from the copper tubing. It will eventually cause leaks. You need to have your “treated water” tested for copper; and
If your water softener is working properly, you should not have any scale. It may not be working properly or is not programmed correctly.By the way, you have spent almost $6,500.00 on your rental equipment which you indicate is less than satisfactory. Renting equipment is a great deal… for the water treatment dealer, but bad for the consumer!

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Which Doctor?

It is not my intent to speak badly of nextScaleStop, but you asked the question and I have answered it. In fact, I have heard that nextScaleStop is no longer using the media that they used after switching from the DVGW-512 media. Yet, in their Watts One-Flow literature, they continue to refer to the DVGW-512, which is no longer applicable and more than a tad misleading.

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Will a Saltless Water Softener Work?

Unless you have low pH, a water softener (using salt) will not shorten the life span of the water heater, copper and brass plumbing potable water system and some appliances. Absolutely not! In fact, it will dramatically increase the life of these things. There is no credible evidence to suggest that a water softener shortens the life of these appliances.

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Iron, Sulfur, Manganese and Arsenic

If you treat your water right, you should have no problems. Assuming your pH is close to 7, I would recommend a hydrogen peroxide system. It will oxidize the iron, manganese and sulfur all in one shot and most likely bind the arsenic to the iron in the process and remove (or greatly reduce) it as well. Then a simple water softener and reverse osmosis system should give you exceptionally good water.

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