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Most people know they have hard water by the residue left on their dishes or shower head.

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I actually just replaced my Pelican Natursoft "water softener" with an more-traditional ion exchange model.  I used the natursoft for a little over 4 years, and I can say it worked as advertised.  When remodeling a while back we decided to get a tankless water heater.  All the documentation indicated that hard water with the tankless heater is a no go.  We had to do somehting, but since I'm lazy (didn't want to deal with the salt or plumbing in a drain) and my wife didn't like soft water, the salt-free model looked attractive.  I too was somewhat skeptical, but the reviews I found looked good, and I know enough about the science of nucleation (I was a material science major in college) to know that what they said made sense, so I bought one.

 

One thing needs to be made clear - the natursoft system is NOT a water softener!  It contains a media which nucleates some disolved metalic salts out of solution.  These crystals, once formed, remain in the water, and still react with oils, detergents, etc. in the same manner as the disolved salts.  They also continue to form scale wherever water is allowed to evaporate, such as faucet nozels and shower heads. In fact, it's possible that evaporative scaling was even worse than before we installed the system.

 

Importantly, however, once in crystaline form, these salts do not stick to pipes, or in my case, heat-exchangers.  My tankless heater has a sensor to indicate when it needs to be descaled, and the manual indicates that for my water hardness and hot water use I should have had to descale approximately every 6 months.  In four years with the natursoft the descaleing indicator has never gone off.  For further evidence, when I installed my new softener a few weeks ago, I had to cut sections from the copper pipe on both the inlet and outlet side of the natursoft.  Both sections of pipe were installed at the same time as the natursoft, but while the pipe on the inlet side was green and rough on the inside, the outlet pipe looked and felt like new.

 

As such, if you want or need a salt-free system for some reason (low-sodium diet for blood pressure, don't like the feel of soft water, can't easily plumb a drain into the softener location, or can't carry heavy bags of salt to the softener), then I can unequivocably recommend the natursoft.  If, like my wife and I today, you want soft water, that feels soft on your skin, creates less soap scum, rinses cleaner in the dishwasher, etc., then the natursoft probably isn't for you.

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#1 Plumbing Company Inc

816 Wegner Rd
Mchenry

123 Heating and Air

8625 South Austin Ave.
Burbank

A & C SNELTEN INC

5 HILLVIEW DR
Barrington

A & D Total Plumbing

5N151 Gerber Rd
Bartlett

A master plumber rich

1653 Valley Forge Ct.
Wheaton

A Plumber in An Hour Company inc.

12006 spalding school dr.
Plainfield

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago

A-Z REMODELING

9112 Basswood Dr
Tinley Park

Adam's Water Treatment Inc

700 Auburn Ct
Crystal Lake

Advanced Geothermal Plumbing & Heating LLC

323 S Commonwealth Ave
Elgin

Affordable Plumbing & Sewer, Ltd.

8626 Harms Road
Skokie

ALENIA EXTERIORS

6891 CATALPA ST
Hanover Park

All American Plumbing and Sewer, Inc

1209 Spring Creek Rd.
Elgin

All Quality Inc

6348 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

All Services

359 Chaparral Cir.
Elgin

Angel Water, Inc.

214 S Hager Ave
Barrington

Aqua Flow Plumbing Corp

120 Easy St
Carol Stream

Aqua-Pur Water and Air, Inc.

18W200 Butterfield Rd
Villa Park

Aquatech Systems LLC

1307 W Meadowbrook Ave

Arka Plumbing

1222 N Noble
Chicago

Around The Clock Home Service

10 S 290 Schoger Dr
Naperville

ARS Rescue Rooter

731 District Dr
Itasca

Aspect Plumbing & Heating

151 Heritage Ln
Streamwood

At Water Plumbing Co

2330 17TH STREET
Franklin Park

AWE Air Water Energy

295 Carlton Dr
Carol Stream

B & H Water Purification

16350 W Arsenal Rd
Wilmington

Bates Water Solutions, Inc

120 W Traube Ave
Downers Grove

Bayer Builders

4356 Prescott Avenue
Lyons

Best Air Chicago

2500 W Fitch Ave
Chicago

Big Wrench Plumbing

1540 E 168th St
South Holland

Bladel and Sons Home Maintenance

P.O. Box 5210
Glendale Heights

Block Plumbing

640 S. Charlotte St
Lombard

Blue Crystal Plumbing & Sewer, LLC.

4831 Highwood Ln
Lake In The Hills

Blueline Plumbing

191 Oakland Grove
Elmhurst

Center Guard Plumbing

101 Christopher Way
Fox Lake

CGC MECHANICAL

31 FALBROOK DR
Glendale Heights

Chicago HVAC Tech

757 N. Orleans St.
Chicago

Compass Plumbing

PO Box 326
Lombard

Confident Aire Inc

416 E Wilson St
Batavia

Contractorcorner.com

125 Fairfieldway
Bloomingdale

Contreras Contractors

Melrose Park, Illinois 60160
Melrose Park

Cotton Plumbing Inc

4030 Hycliffe Avenue

CRAFTWOOD LUMBER & HARDWARE

1590 OLD DEERFIELD RD
Highland Park

CULLIGAN OF WAUCONDA

127 N MAIN ST
Wauconda

D & S Handyman Services

2027 pepper valley drive
Geneva

Derkson Home Remodeling

1390 Mulberry Lane
Crystal Lake

Diversey Plumbing & Sewer

2839 W Diversey Ave
Chicago

DRF Trusted Property Solutions

10242 South Bode Street
Plainfield

DrinkFromTheRock.com

7181 Eagles Perch Dr

Dupage Water Conditioning Co

27 W 250 North Ave
West Chicago

Effective Air

2033 Johns Ct
Glenview

Excel Plumbing

1122 Franklin Lane
Buffalo Grove

Expert Plumbing Heating and Electrical

424 Fort Hill Dr
Naperville

Fettes Love & Sieben Inc

4325 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago

Freedom Plumbing And Heating Inc

1172 Sunbury Rd
South Elgin

Georgia & Company Construction Inc

875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago

Geotech Mechanical

441 Highland Ave
Dundee

GreenHome Services Corp.

129 E. State Rd. #844
Island Lake

grunschel construction

2n079 vista
Lombard

GT Plumbing Inc

26921 S. Evergreen Ct
Crete

GURTNER PLUMBING

6912 W 16TH ST
Berwyn

H T STRENGER PLUMBING CO

28915 N HERKY DR
Lake Bluff

H.O.M.E. LLC

Montgomery

Hague Quality Water

19225 Blackhawk Pkwy
Mokena

Handy Men & Mrs Helper

117 S. Cook St.
Barrington

Handyman Jim

Naperville

Handymenders Inc.

6160 W Higgins Ave
Chicago

Hannah's Plumbing & Maintenance

2811 Wisconsin Ave
Berwyn

Heritage Plumbing Co

2112 Stonington Ave
Hoffman Estates

HoffOne Home Improvements

2204 Hillsboro Ln
Naperville

Hogan Plumbing Inc

30 W 265 Yougal Rd
Warrenville

HOME DEPOT

1232 W NORTH AVE
Chicago

HUCKLEBERRYFINNREPAIR SERVICE

308 E South St
Peotone

J & S Plumbing Inc

370 Bond St
Elk Grove Village

JH BOLLWEG AND SON

28W321 WARRENVILLE RD
Warrenville

JLK Plumbing

3610 Sagebrush Court
Johnsburg

John Baethke & Son Plumbing Inc

3511 N Cicero Ave
Chicago

JOHNSON WATER CONDITIONING

220 W SAINT CHARLES RD
Villa Park

JOHNSON WATER CONDITIONING

32W626 Rochefort Lane
Wayne

JOHNSON WATER CONDITIONING

4N826 Mary Drive
St. Charles

JOHNSON WATER CONDITIONING

543 Belmont Dr.
Romeoville

JOHNSON WATER CONDITIONING

10 N. Main Street
Algonquin

JOHNSON WATER CONDITIONING

1 E. Main street
Cary

Lake Cook Plumbing Service Inc

1155 Ensell Rd
Lake Zurich

Lakeside Remodeling

4511 W Deming Pl
Chicago

Landmark Renovations

1234 Center St
Downers Grove

Lifeline Plumbing Heating & Cooling

296 Williams Pl
East Dundee

MEGApros

427 S Harrison St
Algonquin

Mendel Plumbing and Heating

3N640 N. 17th Street
St. Charles

Midwest Salt

1300 W Washington St
West Chicago

Monarch Contract Builders

159 N Marion
Oak Park

Mordini General Contracting

571 Hunter Ln
Lake Forest

Mr. Rooter of Cook County

980 Remington Rd
Schaumburg

Neal Construction

2417 W Cortland st
Chicago

NETZEL PLUMBING

1822 W WILSON
Chicago

NPX Plumbing LLC

25911 S Linden Ave
Monee

Ofenloch Mechnical

4208 N Monitor Ave
Chicago

OZ MECHANICAL SERVICES INC

3447 Prairie Ave
Brookfield

Paladin Plumbing Inc

16754 W. 146th Place
Lockport

Patriot Plumbing Service inc

1121 Breuckman drive

PERMIDT ENGINEERING LTD

10224 FRANKLIN AVE
Franklin Park

PK Plumbing & Sewer LTD

330 Greens View Drive
Algonquin

Plumb-It Inc

1114 W Galena Blvd
Aurora

Plumbing Rescue Inc.

539 N Evergreen Ave
Elmhurst

Prairie State Water Solutions

2400 E Main St
Saint Charles

Quality Plumbing Services Inc

251 Oakwood Dr
Wood Dale

R.A. James Construction Inc

6735 W Stanley Ave
Berwyn

Remus and Sons Plumbing & Sewer

12300 S.74th Ave.
Palos Heights

RIDGE

Arlington Heights

Rimar KS

117 East Quincy Street
Westmont

RJ Graham Plumbing Inc

9735 W 191st
Mokena

Robinson Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc

667 E Lasalle Street
Somonauk

Roby's Unique Services

2608 W Haddon Ave
Chicago

Rogue Plumbing Corporation

456 Spring Ridge Drive
Crystal Lake

S & K PLUMBING CO

PO BOX 6277
Buffalo Grove

SCHMIDT PLUMBING & MEDICAL GAS

682 CHANNEL
Barrington

Schmidt Plumbing & Medical Gas

682 Channel
Barrington

Sharks Plumbing and Sewer, Inc.

831 Milbeck Ave
Elk Grove Village

Simopoulos Construction Inc

3405 Grove Ave
Gurnee

Singh builders

28w425 kenwood ave
West Chicago

StarBright Corporation

1415 W Granville Ave
Chicago

Stephens Plumbing

747 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove

T K Plumbing & Maintenance Company

26181 W Alexander Ave
Antioch

TDK Remodeling and Home Services

21 W 151 Coronet Rd
Lombard

Terry Plumbing Co

5503 S. LaGrange Road
Countryside

THE FAIR PLUMBER

627 N YORK RD
Elmhurst

The OnBoard Group Inc.

19225 S. Blackhawk Pkwy
Mokena

Titan Waters

115 E Ogden Ave
Naperville

Tm Image Construction Inc

7321 Summit Rd
Darien

TMD Remodeling Inc.

68 Siems Dr
Glendale Heights

TMZ Plumbing Inc

12040 S Aero Dr
Plainfield

Tritan Plumbing

10134 Clow Creek Road
Plainfield

U.S.Enterprises, Inc.

6252 S. Knox Avenue
Chicago

United Remodeling Corp

3516 N. Narragansett Ave.
Chicago

Water Solutions Plumbing

8651 Harms Rd
Skokie

We Group Renovations & Improvements, Inc.

9163 S. Harvard Ave.
Chicago

Wendrick's White Plumbing

912 Greenwood
Waukegan

William Regan Plumbing Company

1321 W Glenlake Ave.
Chicago

Your Chicagoland Remodeling

12822 Carriage Ln
Midlothian

Zeesgroup.com

6850 W. Montrose Ave.
Harwood Heights

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