Below are some common questions and facts about water softeners:
YOU CAN’T DRINK WATER FROM A WATER SOFTENER
Some may believe that water from a water softener, because of the use of salt to clean the media tank, contains too much sodium for consumption. In fact, most do not realize how little sodium is in soft water. The average amount of sodium in a quart of water from a properly working water softener is 75 to 100 mg as opposed to 120 mg in a slice of white bread. The addition of a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system to your water softener can be easily installed to give you sodium free drinking water.
WATER FROM A WATER SOFTENER DOESN’T RINSE THE SOAP OFF
Showering in soft water can make your skin feel “slippery”. Showering in soft water may give you the sensation that soap and shampoo haven’t been rinsed away. In fact, by removing the hardness from your water, a softener removes the barrier to the moisturizing agents in soap and shampoo. With hard water, soap residue leaves skin dry and hair dull.
WATER SOFTENERS WASTE SALT AND WATER
WellSoft water softeners are much more efficient than conventional softeners. With the use of patented technology such as directional flow screens, which enable the proper use of fine mesh resin to remove hardness, our systems are efficient and use the right amount of salt and water to give you the soft water without wasting resources or your wallet.
MAGNETIC OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES CAN SOFTEN WATER WITHOUT USING SALT
While many “Salt-Free” or “Salt-less” systems exist in the marketplace, they are referred to as “de-scalers” in the water treatment industry, not water softeners. They do not remove the hardness from the water entering your home. While these devices may help prevent the buildup of scale in pipes and appliances, all other benefits of softened water are forfeited.
BOTTLED WATER IS CONVENIENT, CHEAP, AND PURE WATER
Bottled water may be convenient, but it is definitely not cheap. Buying bottled water can result in paying 240 to 10,000 times more per liter then tap water. Not to mention the negative effects on the environment all those plastic bottles create. Bottled water can sometimes be perceived as “pure water” or “purified water”, but in most cases bottled water is no purer than tap water.