I have a recent customer whose basement flooded. Everything, I mean everything was destroyed: furnace, TVs, pool table, tanning bed, bar, carpet, lamps, sofa, chairs, drywall, paneling, even the ceiling tiles became moldy and had to be torn out. Everything (well nearly) had to be removed and thrown away.
The Kinetico K-100 (22-years old) worked the whole time-----UNDERWATER!!!! Completely submerged, it provided softened water and even regenerated. No problems with 'potted parts' here I guess.
French??????????? Someone doesn't know how to properly bash other products. Gary, you really need to get that chip off your shoulder.
Centuries old?....more like millennia as the ancient Egyptians use hydraulics and water turbines as a means of reliable power. Please don't underestimate those historical renditions; it’s closer to 4,500 years old. And even more likely, 4,500 years from now, water will still be a mjor power source.
Bill Prior and Jim Kewely created an amazing technology, from scratch in a garage, and it has survived the test of time. I have personally met both of these gentleman a number of times and their intense devotion to their unique invention is only matched by their relaxed personal approach to interpersonal relationships with all levels of their industry, including the competition. True professionals and honorable men don't whine and bicker.