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Old 03-23-2013, 10:45 PM
 
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Recently purchased a 7 years old house in Sun Lakes. I am spoiled with Great Lakes water, hate the sever lime scale, mineral situation here, also hate the slimy feeling of softened water. Thus, my consideration for a salt free water conditioning/descaling system. Anyone knows whether this system will be effective for Chandler water supply? How do I find out? Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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You can google it.. you'll find ads from people hawking them, and guys in the water business will tell you its a scam.

If you want soft water, you need a softener. If you want great *tasting* water, you want a carbon filter or a reverse osmosis system.

If any system you are looking at is over $1k installed, youre spending more than you have to. This isnt new technology or revolutionary.. softeners and carbon filters have been in common use in households for fifty-plus years. These are appliances, not magic boxes filled with secret, unobtainable materials.. no matter what the salespeople say.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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No, I don't want soft water, I just want the minerals removed from water, which is what the salt free system is supposed to do. I know the brands that offer this type of system. Just want to know whether this type of system will be effective against Candler water supply. Guess I will call the city next week.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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No, I don't want soft water, I just want the minerals removed from water, which is what the salt free system is supposed to do. I know the brands that offer this type of system. Just want to know whether this type of system will be effective against Candler water supply. Guess I will call the city next week.
"Salt free" systems arent effective at removing anything from your water. They are snake oil, usually very expensive snake oil. But if it makes you feel better, its a free country.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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Moved here in 2009 and had the same concerns. Had a lot of calcium build up around the faucets etc. Just wanted to remove the scale. Bought a very inexpensive salt free de-scaler and it worked great for me. I live in Gilbert. I use bottled water for drinking. For what its worth......
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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"Salt free" systems arent effective at removing anything from your water. They are snake oil, usually very expensive snake oil. But if it makes you feel better, its a free country.
I agree. The only thing they ARE good at is separating you from your money.
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