Well known for its water filters, Aquasana also offers a salt free water softener that goes by the name SimplySoft. The system works by releasing phosphates into your water that are designed to stop hard water ions from binding and forming scale. Aquasana also says the phosphates form a protective anti-scale barrier in your pipes.
If you’ve researched other saltless systems that operate through the process of chelation, this should all sound familiar. Like those systems, the SimplySoft softener does not use electricity, but does require filter replacement every six months.
As with other Aquasana products, the SimplySoft system comes with a 90-day money back guarantee (no questions asked). It also comes with a one-year warranty that’s valid as long as the system is installed by a licensed plumber.
The SimplySoft system itself is reasonably priced when compared to similar systems such as NuvoH2O. However, the salt free softener is also sold as part of a more expensive package with Asquasana’s RHINO whole house water filter, which removes chlorine and other impurities. You can order the combination SimplySoft/Rhino system through Aquasana’s website. The customer reviews for this system are generally positive, though it’s difficult to say how much of the enthusiasm is for the softening component vs. the water filter.