The truth about salt-free water softeners is surprising. Despite the name, salt-free water softeners don’t exist in the UK or anywhere else! Instead, what we call “salt-free water softeners” are water conditioners. Here are the pros and cons of salt-free water softeners.
How Do Salt-free Water Softeners Work?
The water softener removes the excess minerals in hard water and replaces them with sodium ions. Salt is a critical tool in water softening systems for ion exchange.
Salt-free water softeners like Springwell Futuresoft (also called water conditioners) are water filtration systems that crystallize excess minerals (magnesium and calcium) in hard water. So, while salt-based softeners do the whole job of getting …

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