The most popular hard water solution is to use a water softener which changes the mineral salts content in the water using beads, resins and salts. For example – Culligan, Raynewater and Ecowater to name only a few.
But is it the best method?
The problem with equipment that softens water is that they replace existing minerals (calcium) with other minerals (such as sodium). Sounds harmless enough, but in the process it produces a very harmful by-product – brine or salt water.
Now with 96.5% of the water on the earth being salt water you wouldn’t expect this to be a problem, but it is. Because salty water is unusable to humans, plants and animals and eventually causes death!
As people are becoming more aware of the ecological problems excessive salt causes many countries around the world are actively seeking water softener alternatives. Legislation in 16 US states even have bans on technology that uses salt or creates salt in the discharge of their by-products.
What is the Best Water Softener?
According to marketing experts a product must fulfill 3 criteria to be considered the best in the market.
- Safe – the product must be safe for the consumer and safe for the environment.
- Effective – the product must do what you bought it for – it’s got to work.
- Value for Money – the product can’t be priced too low otherwise one of the other criteria will suffer.
Water softeners were a good solution for a short period of time, but now the best hard water solution is not technically a water softener – it’s a water conditioner! A SofterWater Conditioner to be exact. Claiming they are the best hard water solution is no idle marketing ploy. Let’s measure it against the 3 criteria listed above.
||Ordinary Water Softeners|
|SAFE||YES – for people & the planet||NO – not for people, plants or animals|
|EFFECTIVE||YES – always||Yes – but limited|
|VALUE for MONEY||YES – economical to purchase and no ongoing costs or maintenance||Maybe – to purchase yes, but ongoing costs & maintenance make them expensive|
So the evidence is clear, SofterWater Conditioners are the best hard water solution (You can compare technical features of all types of water softeners here.)
SofterWater Conditioners developed their original water conditioners over 30 years ago and the SofterWater Conditioners are still the most advanced yet natural solution for hard water problems on the planet.
The use of water softening technology in homes is well known as anywhere equipment comes into contact with hard water, problems will eventually occur. Right across the board from industry to agriculture – pipes, tubing, pivots, pads and seals get scale buildup which causes equipment failure and adds billions of hours and dollars to maintenance costs.
The SofterWater Conditioners can be used in all circumstances, whether residential or commercial and across all industries.
In fact the Softer Water Conditioners require
- no chemicals,
- no salts,
- no magnets,
- no electricity,
- no backwashing, and
- no maintenance!
Not only is your hard water made soft it will also pull old scale from existing pipework! Scale that has formed over months and years of use dissolves in a few weeks or months, depending on your pipes condition. No ordinary water conditioner or softener can do that!
Check out the range of SofterWater Conditioners to solve your hard water problems here.
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