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parksplace5454 10-07-2012 10:45 PM

Whole House Water Decalcification?
 
Hi,
I am in the process of completing my retirement home. It will be some time before I will be able to put up a garage so for now, the Hot Water heater is installed in a small laundry room. Our water has a very high concentration of minerals and so I wish to install a whole house filter. With space at a high premium, the system has to be fairly small. I have been reviewing the Rhino® Whole House Water Filter http://www.aquasana.com/product_deta...utmk=151644670
which looks like it will fit the bill. Has anyone had any experience with this system and if so, what do you think?
Thanks for your help :help:

NitroNate 10-08-2012 10:17 AM

a water softener removes mineral deposits (i.e. "hardness") of the water. a whole house filter does not.

parksplace5454 10-09-2012 08:00 AM

Is there a salt-free water softener on the market that actually does work? I was looking at the nuvoH2O system reviews; some say it works well but many say it doesn't work at all.

joecaption 10-09-2012 08:37 AM

Why does it need to be salt free?
There's lots of scams out there when it comes to water treatment. If they claim they can use magnets, any form of an electrical coil around the pipe to "treat" the water, it's a scam.
Before you buy anything you need to get the water tested to see what type and how many grains your going to need to treat what's in the water.

NitroNate 10-09-2012 10:02 AM

you can use potassium chloride salt, also known as KCl, as an alternative to sodium chloride. it is more expensive but it adds potassium to your water which is beneficial to plants, your body, etc. i really don't think there are any reasonable alternatives to a salt-based water softener for removing hardness.


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