So, we are currently renting in Mid-Missouri, and we have noticed that the water is a bit on the hard side- deposits left in kettles, faucets, interior of the dishwasher. We’re not really in a position to have a salt-based softener installed. However, we have stumbled upon items like the following:
Basically, it clamps to the water supply pipe and has 2 coils that wrap around it, ‘ionizing’ the flow such that calcium and magnesium are chemically changed and so don’t precipitate out of the water and leave residue.
My two questions- does it actually work? And if so, what does that mean for the water we ingest?
Any help, either from folks with water softeners or chemistry expertise, would be much appreciated.