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Old 05-05-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on a salt free water softer. Have you ever used one, why and what brand. Don't for price.

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Location: Ohio
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I use the potassium chloride pellets in my regular old Culligan water softener. They cost at least 5x as much than salt per bag, but potassium-softened water is better for our bodies than drinking salt.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Well Bo.......let's agree to disagree there....

There's more sodium in 2 slices of bread than a gallon of soft water. Potassium Chloride was a GREAT alternative to salt - until the prices went through the roof. Now if you're on an anaerobic septic system, you DO need to use PC, otherwise the salt will do the job just fine - and at a much lower cost.

However - as a practical matter, either can be used on any given softener. I've seen no difference in capacity or longetivity on the softener, so it's a "your choice" kind of thing from that standpoint.

Bottom line - ANY softener will operate with either regenerant, so anyone trying to tell you how theirs is somehow better because it's "made to operate with X regenerant" is either an ignoramous, or lying through their teeth. You choose.
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