I've been thinking of a water softener because I'm tired of scrubbing lime off my sinks and tubs. I've read some of the suggestions about using wax on faucets and was wondering if your happy with this alternative? I have a shower filter that works great for taking out chlorine but I don't think it does much for lime. I also have a heavy duty counter top filter that attaches to the faucet for drinking water.
I have heard some people say that by softening the water you take out minerals that your body needs. Then another site I was reading says that most of those minerals you get from regular food and you would need to drink a bathtub full of water to get your requirements so it doesn't matter anyway.
So what do you think? I was looking at a cheap whirlpool model and the reviews seem to be better on those than the boss menards sells.