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With a salt-based water softener in Phoenix, sodium is added to water to replace the magnesium or calcium minerals that water has absorbed. Adding sodium to the water will completely remove the minerals that exist in water by changing their chemical composition. It means that if your water had 10 grains per gallon (GPG) of mineral content in it, after the water softener in Phoenix treats the water it will have 0 GPG of minerals. That is why you will never have to worry about calcium build up as long as you keep the tank stocked with sodium beads.
One the other hand, a salt-free water softener in Phoenix works differently. The minerals are not removed from the system. They are changed so that they will no longer adhere to anything. It is often called a descale treatment because the minerals are still in the water; they are just in a different form.
Now you see that that there are two different kinds of technologies with a water softener in Phoenix. How do you know which one is right for you? A salt-based treatment will feel different on your skin. The removal of minerals in the water makes it so that soap will lather more and be more effective. The minerals that dried your skin are no longer present so your skin will often be moister with a salt-based water softener in Phoenix.
When all is said and done, it is important to look at the research behind each product. Most dealers will tell you that the technology behind a salt-free water softener remain unproven. When purchasing a salt-free water softener many companies say “buyers beware.”