=Perhaps this URL may help in regard to sodium in softened water:
That's the way I understand it too. If you're on a sodium restricted diet
I don't like the taste either. I have a under the sink ro filter for my
drinking but my ice water is still on sw. They taste different to me. A
little salty. (We've had our machine serviced. When the seals are out it
tastes much saltier.) Right now there is just a hint of salt.
I don't water my plants with sw but I wonder if some actually like the "hint
of salt". I know you're not susposed to use it on the yard because the salt
thank you everyone for the helpful replies. Someone also contacted me
by email claiming the easy water system has worked wonders for them
and that they are not affiliated in anyway. So I started googling.
Some say no way its a gimmick, others say maybe, and some swear by it.
Anyone here have experience with it?
I think getting my water tested will be a good start. I still have
concerns about sodium ions, salt or whatever you call it in the
drinking water. It may not seem like much but you never know after
years of use. Maybe a ro under the sink would work for me but I just
bought one of the nice counter top models with a carbon filter.I'm
curious to see if the shower filter reduces lime build up over time.
Surprisingly I don't think those are a gimmick and feels better on the
skin without chlorine. Maybe the water here isn't really that bad its
just that I want a very minimal effort on cleaning. I just read
another tip that wd-40 does wonders on fiberglass and keeps minerals
from attaching. I may try this but be careful not to get on the bottom
of the tub.
Wrapping wires around a pipe can't change the mineral composition of the
water, IMNSHO. It certainly can't remove dissolved gases. Maybe you
should look up "placebo effect" in Google.
All that being said, our home came with a water softener system that
probably was neglected. We are originally from an area with great
natural water, and really couldn't stomach the slimy showers and swamp
taste of the water. Trying to sanitize the softener didn't work, so we
removed it. Drinking water is made acceptable with Brita filters
(ionexchange and activated carbon in a disposable - expensive -
cartridge). The Brita also takes out lead and other things that are
objectionable, and has some silver in it as a bacteriostatic (see born
with a silver spoon).
As always, YMMV, but watch out for "easy" solutions that don't make
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