Water softener question

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by jed1154, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. jed1154

    jed1154 New Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Texas
    I have a dual tank water softener. Teh cover says Culligan but its a Fleck 9000 valve. Anyway, it works very well, but my question is, how do the 'non salt' water conditioners work? I cannot find ANY info online on how they actually work for me to make my own assessment as teo whether they are snake oil or what.

    Whats the deal with them? Ive always had a salt style, and it...well...works, always. Can someone tell me how the unit work that do not use any salt?
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    They are not "softeners" because they don't remove any hardness, they are supposed to make water act as if it is softened but they usually don't do that or not much. Those that do allow a whitish film all over surfaces the water is allowed to dry on. So I say don't waste your money and continue your softener that works.
  3. jed1154

    jed1154 New Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Texas
    haha....yes, i figured that was my first guess.

    Im not in the market for a new one. This one is close to 10 years old and hasnt given me any trouble knock on wood. When it craters, I intend on getting another Fleck dual tank model....or rebuild it.
  4. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

    Messages:
    4,540
    Location:
    Riverview, Fl.
    I always thought the non salt units (unless they were magnets) were the units that used Pottassium Chloride instead of Calcium Chloride. Cute sales trick played on unsuspecting consumers by snake oil salesmen.

    bob...
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

    Messages:
    4,540
    Location:
    Riverview, Fl.
    I think your right!

    bob...
Similar Threads: Water softener
Forum Title Date
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Softener appears to be working, but no soft water Yesterday at 5:21 PM
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Installed Water Softener - Still Getting Water Spots Yesterday at 6:51 AM
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Water Softener Pre-Plumbed Prep Tuesday at 6:05 PM
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Kinetico water softener and salty tasting water Aug 10, 2014
Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r Water Softener Control Unit Settings and Documentation Aug 8, 2014

Share This Page