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Old 05-15-2019, 04:45 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with a "salt free" softener? They are not supposed to give the slimy feeling.
Our Nova system is salt free. We have the whole house filter plus potassium chloride softener. It does not leave a slimy feeling on your skin, which makes my husband very happy. I will say that it doesn't do as good a job at eliminating water spots as the salt systems we've had in the past (25 years' worth of water softeners from two companies). It requires a little looking after, such as drying off the shower door and kitchen sink & faucet to avoid any water spots. But the water tastes great and doesn't add sodium to our diet. We're pleased with the Nova system.
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OP, sorry to hear you installed and then paid to have your softener removed, you probably could have adjusted the system to alter the amount of hardness. But I tend to agree with several of the above comments, if you never had soft-water it does feel different. We had this for decades back up North, and it was a shock moving here with the relatively hard water. We have a whole house filter and water softener and love both of them.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:37 PM
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OP, sorry to hear you installed and then paid to have your softener removed, you probably could have adjusted the system to alter the amount of hardness. But I tend to agree with several of the above comments, if you never had soft-water it does feel different. We had this for decades back up North, and it was a shock moving here with the relatively hard water. We have a whole house filter and water softener and love both of them.
Actually we didn't have to pay, Had it removed under a satisfaction guarantee. After talking to the Nova guy he said all I needed to do is replace the salt with potassium chloride and the slimy feeling would be eliminated...oh well...After much research I believe the Nova system with softener is the way I'll go...
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:27 PM
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Actually we didn't have to pay, Had it removed under a satisfaction guarantee. After talking to the Nova guy he said all I needed to do is replace the salt with potassium chloride and the slimy feeling would be eliminated...oh well...After much research I believe the Nova system with softener is the way I'll go...
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:51 AM
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The “slimy feel” has nothing to do with the choice of regenerate; sodium chloride vs. potassium chloride. The “slimy feel” is what your skin actually feels like without the hardness that comes from the magnesium and calcium ions in hard water. You are feeling the natural oils on your skin. Water softeners do not add anything to make your skin feel slimy.

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Actually we didn't have to pay, Had it removed under a satisfaction guarantee. After talking to the Nova guy he said all I needed to do is replace the salt with potassium chloride and the slimy feeling would be eliminated...oh well...After much research I believe the Nova system with softener is the way I'll go...
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