NO SALT WATER CONDITIONERS
I see “salt free” water softeners advertise on the web. Are they really water softeners?
Salt-free water conditioners, such as magnets, catalytic water conditioners and systems using a catalytic filter media do not physically remove calcium hardness from water. They may prevent scale from attaching to plumbing fixtures and forming inside water pipes, but hardness minerals are not removed from water. For this reason, many benefits provided by water softeners are not realized.
If you want brighter laundry, reduced soap usage, more manageable hair, no spots on dishes and glassware, “silky clean” shower water, you need proven technology, or ion exchange water softeners and conditioners.
Are there applications where anti-scale systems may be beneficial?
A two tank model with activated carbon in one tank and the anti-scale media in a second tank for whole house filtration and treatment may be beneficial with moderate levels of hardness in city water applications.