There are many different methods to soften hard water, and saltless water softeners are one of the best method to do so. Saltless water softeners are gaining popularity among many households because they are very effective water softeners. They produce water that feels and taste like natural water. In addition, their water does not pollute the environment, unlike salt based water softeners which are producing soft water with high salt content contributing to salt pollution.
Saltless water softeners are easy to install in your home. You need to attach the water supply to both ends of the water softener, and the hard water will be softened as it passes through the softener. Saltless water softeners use a type of electronic charge to induce a natural change in the hard water. In the water softeners, there are specially charge resins that contain electrons. When the hard water passes through the water softener, the electrons are released into the hard water. These electrons then create a bond between the hard calcium and magnesium ions, causing them to be attracted to each other.
Calcium and magnesium ions are hard mineral ions that causes the water to exhibits hard properties. They are very reactive and form insoluble compounds with other elements which creates problems for many of our household equipments. One example is the formation of scale, which is a solid material in the water pipes. This causes the water pipes to be clogged as more scale are formed and left behind on the interiors of the water pipes.
With the saltless water softeners, the calcium and magnesium ions are now bind together and they cannot react with other elements anymore. Hence, the most common problem of hard water forming insoluble compound clogging our pipes will not occur anymore. Therefore, the water is softened and does not have any more hard properties.