Why an Alternative to Water Softeners with Salt Is Essential
Hard water can wreak havoc on your life. From spotty dishes to bathtub rings to sad, dull hair, those who have hard water know just how much of a hassle it can be. The solution up until recently has been saltwater systems, but we at ScaleBlaster have created a solution which greatly eliminates many of the concerns that come with this form of water softening. Below are just a few of the reasons why we encourage our customers and loved ones to seek an alternative to water softeners which involve salt or any chemicals:
Salt Water Systems Waste Water
In a time when droughts are incredibly common and water conservation is paramount, we do not need any systems that are going to waste this one precious resource. Water softeners that use salt are notorious water wasters. Yes, they are incredibly convenient but they will force you to use more water in the long run.
- Salt in the soil makes it compacted, meaning that it is not able to absorb enough water and that the water will drain more quickly than on porous soil. This means you will need to spend more time watering your lawn, your vegetables, and your other plants to get the same great results.
- The salt will eventually need to be leached from the soil, meaning it will need to be flooded to reach the salt which has shaken deep down into the dirt. This also washes away much-needed nutrients from the soil which will have a negative effect on your plants.
- Individuals are recommended to not drink water softened through salt systems. This means you will need to either purchase a reverse osmosis unit or purchase water to drink at the grocery store.
Salt Water Systems Are Slowly Killing the Environment
The effects of using water softened by salt around the home and in your garden won’t be seen at first. But what homeowners and eco-conscious individuals must realize is that the salt contained in this water will build up over time in the soil. This will ultimately force your plants to die of thirst (this is particularly true if you happen to live in an area with little rainfall).
We advise our customers who suspect their foliage may be dying because of salt in the soil to take a look at the leaves. If there are yellow tips in the end that is a sign of “salt” stress. Some may also have an actual white’ish ring of salt around the tip. If this is happening in your garden, it is time to seek an alternative to water softeners that rely on salt.