If it’s a Salt-Free Softener, Why Doesn’t it Soften the Water?

January 22, 2019

QUESTION: Hello, We have well water that was tested 4 days ago; No iron, ph 7.1, hardness GPG 29. We tested a second sample that was treated through a whole house system from Aquasana. The treated water tested 21 GPG hardness. We are miserable with this product. My hair is damaged, skin is dry, fixtures are coated. There is sandy grit in the water and we have 3 sediment filters…

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“But Does it Really Soften The Water?”

January 9, 2019

That’s the question you need to ask if you are considering the purchase of a “salt-free water softener.” Don’t beat around the bush, pick up the phone and call whatever company is saying that they sell a salt-free water softener and just ask them: “But does it really soften the water?” If they say yes, then I will call them and buy it for you.  I’ll pay for it! It’s…

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What is your take on Magnetic Water Softening Systems?

March 3, 2018

I received this question today: Hi Mark, What is your take on Magnetic Water Softening Systems? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sustainable-water-softener#/ They claim that no salt, no backwashing is needed for life. “Fix it once and you are done”.  I’m sure you must have heard of Magnetic Water Softening, and I wanted to know your take on it, since you are an expert. Personally I dont find it convincing. Thank you! S_____________ ANSWER: Thank…

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Compare US Water Systems To Aquasana

February 25, 2018

Q.  [Can you compare] prices for a whole home carbon filter and water softer and the specs? We are about to buy the AquaSauna 1,000,000 gal carbon filter and their saltless softer but I want to compare it to others and their prices too. Thanks — Deanna A.  It’s impossible for me to compare our systems to Aquasana salt-free water softeners and their carbon filters for a few reasons: We…

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A Real Case Study: Aquasana Rhino Salt-Free Softener

January 13, 2018

Recently, a prospective customer walked into our US WATER SYSTEMS World Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana and said that they had some horrible water problems that they were not able to solve. They proceeded to explain that about six months earlier they had installed the Aquasana Rhino Well Water System and that it seemed to work well for a few months, but then the water comning out of it was worse…

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How to Prevent Scale in Tankless Water Heaters

August 3, 2017

Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity all over the country for a variety reasons, but the Top Two Reasons undoubtedly are (1) saving money on energy; and (2) never running out of hot water.  To me, unlimited hot water is the biggest deal.  If you have several persons in your family, especially teenagers who may take long showers, then you know that the last man (or woman) often gets a…

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Who Is Treating Your Water?

That may seem like an odd question, but it is one that you really have to consider.  There are several water treatment companies that have popped up across the internet the past few years.  These companies were started by slick marketing and business people who have taken an idea and parlayed it into big business.  Most of this centers around “salt-free water softeners” which are close cousins to Santa Claus…

December 21, 2016
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Preventing Scale in Tankless Water Heaters

Most tankless water heater manufacturers have a disclaimer in their warranty. One major tankless water heater manufacturer says this: “Warranty shall be void in the event of an occurrence of any of the following:…. Any damage caused by local adverse conditions including but not limited to hard water deposits, lime or mineral build-up…” Plbg.com has a blog on Basic Tankless 101 written by M. Scott Gregg which is very insightful…

November 24, 2016
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Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

The simple and easy answer is NO, because in actuality, what many companies call “Salt-Free Water Conditioners” simply do not soften the water. By definition, a water softener is any device that reduces the hardness to below one (1) grain per gallon (gpg).  If it doesn’t do that, it’s not a water softener.  We have tested the following systems as to whether they are “water softeners” or not and here is…

May 8, 2016
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