Wed 18 Feb, 2009 12:42 pm
Did not like the $$ to replace the bacteriastat every year. Considering a KDF/GAC filter and Flect 2510 combo. Second choice is a salt free unit from AquaCera rs-city-cj8. This is newer technology and don't know if I should trust it? Any recommendations?
Also like info on Pelican PSE2000, another salt free unit with good reviews
Salt free units do NOT soften water. If you like the feel and benefits of soft water do not waste your money on the salt free units. The best they will do is reduce/prevent scaling. They are receiving lots of positive press but the unvarnished truth minus the hype is they do NOT soften water.
I recommend a local water treatment professional who can test your water and offer you a professional opinion as to what is the best treatment unit for your water. Clack has a good valve and good electronics but I'm partial to EcoWater equipment. It may be more costly in the short term but will save in salt and water efficiency in the long term plus offer many years of good, sound, reliable soft water.
A good second choice is units sold at Sears, Home Depot, or Lowes. However, you will get absolutely no service from these places and will deal with people who really don't know how to solve your water problems. Sears does offer some "service" but nothing like what you will get from a local professional.
I also recommend a reverse osmosis unit for quality drinking and cooking water.
Kirt R. Poovey
Certified Water Specialist, CWS V