03:33AM | 06/14/01
Member Since: 06/13/01
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Is soft water safe to drink? Do we still need to put in a water filter? Any suggestions? Someone told me we should have bypassed the kitchen with our softener, but I don't agree - then you would lose all the benefits of washing dishes in soft water! Any advice?


06:13AM | 06/14/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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My belief has always been that "hard" water contains minerals and a water softener removes or reduces those minerals, thereby making the water more pure. What could be wrong with that?


10:26AM | 06/14/01
Member Since: 06/03/01
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Lots of misconceptions about water softeners. Since they use salt to 'recondition' the resins, many believe that you get lots of salt in your water. Not so. It is just used to recondition the resins and then the resins are flushed completely. Good idea to bypass all outside faucets/sprinkler systems and the fill faucet for any hot tub/spa - soft water not usually recommended for them. By all means, use in kitchen and most everywhere else.


03:26AM | 06/15/01
Member Since: 06/13/01
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Thank you both for your quick answers. Do you believe that we still need a water filter for the kitchen for drinking water? Which kind do you recommend if yes?


06:18AM | 06/15/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Water that has been "softened" can still have a bad taste and odor. If you have that problem, I think you would want a charcoal filter for drinking water. If it tastes and smells good, I'd leave it alone.


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