Salt-Free Water Systems
Salt-free systems are not true water softeners. These systems are often called “water conditioners” or “descalers.”
Salt-free systems can help reduce the buildup of limescale, the chalky substance you see in dried hard water spots, as well as other chemicals. Water conditioning systems work by altering the chemical structure of water minerals through the descaling process, which prevents solids from depositing in pipes and water-using fixtures.
Water softener salt removes minerals, including calcium and magnesium — which cause hard water — through a process called ionic exchange and replaces them with soft minerals potassium and sodium.
Is a salt-free conditioner the way to go?
One concern with no-salt systems is they’re not as effective in places where water sits, like in your water heater. Those areas can still get a buildup of limescale. Some nice things about salt-free systems are they cost less to operate and don’t require much maintenance.
Conditioned water also doesn’t have the “slippery” feel you get from a water softener, which can be an advantage or disadvantage, depending on your preference. The operation of water conditioners can also be affected by the types of contaminants you have in your water which can vary by region.
Whole House Water Conditioners
hile most of us rarely think about the water we use in our home or business, have you ever wondered, Is your water too hard? Or for that matter, what exactly is hard water?
Most people may not know what hard water is, but they have probably noticed some of the symptoms:
Now you know about the problem, let us provide a solution.
At Diamond Pure Water Filtration, we have been solving hard water for our customers for years. Our systems are built to last and designed to give you the quality water you deserve.
What Is A Whole House Water Conditioner And Why Do You Need One?
If it is a concern to drink or bathe with the quality of water coming into your home or business, it might be a good idea to consider a whole house water conditioner.
A whole house water conditioner is placed where the water supply enters your home or business and filters the water there. Rather than having a number of different filters at every faucet and water device, a whole house filter allows you to use everything, from your dishwasher to your shower; confident that the water you’re using is clean and safe.
Contaminants can include heavy metals like lead, or radium, which have been found in high concentrations in some water supplies. Bacteria, which can cause illness and a variety of chemicals that have become increasingly prevalent, are also filtered out. All of these can be harmful, particularly over the long term. Most government authorities and local municipalities stringently treat most water supplies, however other chemicals, such as chlorine, are often used in the treatment process. While a little chlorine is a small price to pay for healthy drinking water, it can irritate the skin and body.