The Truth About Salt Free Softening Only water softeners soften water. Don't be fooled by magnets and magic beads!
Many companies promote salt free devices as an alternative to traditional water softeners. While the concept is a nice one, laboratory tests by independent third parties suggest that these products do not deliver the benefits of soft water.
Magnet based devices also claim to reduce scale and calcium build up in pipes and water based appliances. Third party research has consistently concluded that these products do not work in all water conditions nor in a consistent predictable way.
*contaminants may not necessarily be in your water.