Water sometimes contains high levels of calcium and magnesium and this can be reduced by a process known as ion exchange, sounds complicated, but the water softener softens the water by absorbing heavy metals in the resin tank.
I quizzed several of my team members and found the On the Go portable water softener system to be the best seller with the Flow Pur running a close second place. Both units retail in the $200 range and will help extend the life of your water heater, water pump and ice maker. In addition, hard water can make you feel uncomfortable leaving you with bad and skin.
I have friends who swear by their water softener system and actually hate going anywhere that has hard water. They claim you use less soap and have fewer spots on your dishes and glass shower doors.
The decision is up to you, but make sure you pay attention to your water usage so you know when to add salt to the system when it needs to be regenerated.
Part #10-0433 On the Go
Part # 10-0435 Flow Pur