Water Softeners – Absolutely Not!

June 4, 2012

Question: The Pelican and the Futura state you will use less soap and detergent with their salt free system compared to not having treated water. Are they lying? At least Pelican states you will use even less soap with a salt based system compared to salt free system. Is the green wave basically the same system as these two- meaning media stuff inside? – CT Answer: You will have to…


Anode Rod

April 28, 2012

Question of the day: I was looking at purchasing the Fusion Hybrid Professional Grade and was wondering if your customers have seen an increased need to either replace their hot water tank or to increase the anode rod on a regular basis. I have been told that I will need to replace the anode rod about every three years or replace the hot water heaters every 5-6 years. – Pat…


Water Softeners Verses Water Conditioners

February 16, 2012

You need to understand that when I say “water softener,” I am referring to a water treatment system that utilizes ion-exchange resin which is regenerated with salt to take the water to below 1 grain of hardness per gallon.  That is the generally accepted definition of water softening.  Of course, there are always people who push the envelop (or actually lie) about their products and call them water softeners, when…


Does Easy Water Work On PVC Pipe?

Question For The Water Doctor: Can an Easy Water System (the one that wraps around your plumbing) work on PVC pipe? How does that work? isn’t it based on magnets? If it doesn’t soften the water how is soap use affected? How many other manufacturers subscribe to the technology? – P.A. Dear P.A. , I think a better question is: Does Easy Water work well on ANY pipe?  Yes, it…

December 18, 2011

Water Softeners in California

November 25, 2011

California has been at the forefront of implementing bans on salt-using water softeners. Currently, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, in San Bernardino County, which provides water for  residents in the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario and Upland, along with the Cucamonga and Monte Vista water districts is trying to ban water softeners, and whether they will be successful remains to be seen. This blog post is not…


Water’s Dirty Little Secret

I frequently talk to customers who say “I’ve read testimonials about (you fill in the name) system on the internet.  Do you have any testimonials for your product?” The answer is “maybe, sometimes and no!” Well, yes we do, but I can tell you one thing – all of our testimonials were written by our customers. Every last one. Is that a novel idea you ask? Sadly, yes it is….

November 20, 2011

Alternatives to Water Softeners

Arizona State University recently completed an Evaluation of Alternatives to Domestic Ion Exchange Water Softeners on April 26, 2011.  An overview of that evaluation can he found HERE.  Mara Wiest, Dr. Peter Fox, Dr. Lee Wontae, HDR, and Tim Thomure, HDR were responsible for the study.  The study objective was to:  “identify credible alternatives to ion exchange water softeners that would provide consumers with the ability to reduce the impacts…

October 21, 2011