Water descalers, a salt free water softener system, are relatively new technology used to soften water with a magnetic system. Rather than diluting hard water with salts, descalers transform the molecular structure of mineral deposits to a suspended state with nanotechnology. In this suspended state, minerals that cause hard water (mainly calcium, sulfur, and magnesium) are prevented from sticking to surfaces and causing lime scale buildup.
Problems with Conventional Water Softeners
Conventional water softeners add salts and chemicals that can lead to some complications that descalers avoid.
#1 One health concern from conventional water softeners is that added salts in your drinking water will increase your sodium intake, which is not what you’re looking for if you have high blood pressure or heart ailments.
#2 When added salts and chemicals are heated in your water lines, heavy metals can be leached from copper pipes and any soldered joints, which can lead to severe health problems in high concentration.
#3 The added salts and chemicals from water softeners are also corrosive, reducing the life expectancy of your plumbing and appliances.
Benefits of Water Descalers
Water descalers eliminates these issues. No added salts or chemicals are added to your water, providing you and your family with healthier drinking water, with less wear on your plumbing and appliances. Water descalers also do a decent job removing and preventing scale buildup—enhancing the performance of water heaters and increasing the lifespan of your water lines.
Another major benefit of this system is that it minimizes salt discharge into sewer lines and groundwater. Approximately 400 lbs of salt can be added to the ground each year because of water softeners. Salts can be detrimental to the environment, killing plants and affecting the health of animals that drink from it. It is also costly to process water with high salt content in water treatment plants, which your taxes pay for.