Today there are thousands of products claiming to solve the problem of “lime-scale”.

How do you choose from so many products and methods of treating “hard” water?   The original way to treat hard water has been around for decades.  That process involves removing magnesium and calcium from the water and replacing it with salt or potassium.   Now we have “activated water”, “Activated Hydrogen Systems”,  magnetic water treatment, oxygenated water, electromagnetic water treatment, ultraviolet light treatment,  sound wave treatment,  depressurization, precious metal catalytic treatment, and many many more.  Most are scams.  Some have validity in specific situations.  Some actually work in a lab but in practicality, fail to perform past a momentary reaction. They range in price from $100 or less to $9000 or more. Let’s narrow it down to some legitimate few that The Trusted Plumber has done in depth research on and found to be worthy both scientifically and from the customer’s reviews.


Salt and Potassium Systems

This is definitely the ONLY way to get “soft” water without reverse osmosis.  If your purpose in treating your water is so you can “feel” the difference in the water, this is the way to go.  The slippery feel after a shower can only be duplicated with salt or potassium systems.  There is a substantial trade off though.  You need to filter this type of softened water to drink or cook with it.  The beneficial minerals that are needed by your body are removed from the water during the softening process.  It’s chemically impossible to remove those minerals without replacing them, so salt or potassium are the replacements.  Salt also negatively affects your plumbing.  Water heaters are quickly damaged by the salt in a salt water softener. In addition, most people do not need additional sodium in their diet. To regenerate, these systems also need to flush between 50 and 200 gallons of water weekly and dump it into the public waste water system or the ground water.  This affects our water supply negatively.


chelationChelation involves the binding, or stabilization, of the magnesium and calcium found in hard water.  I’m going to try my best to explain in non-scientific language what that means.  When the water hits the chelant agent (the Nuvo H2O®™ product uses citric acid as the chelant), the mineral ions “attract” to the citric acid and form a sort of “ring”.  Once this occurs, the minerals cant “cling” to your fixtures and pipes to form scale.  In addition, because the process actually reduces alkalinity in water, it has the added effect of removing any existing scale over a period of time.  Citric acid is in many fruits naturally and is approved for use by the FDA.  Although the scientific principles ares sound, we don’t have actual scientific testing on this product.  We offer the Nuvo with a full 90 day money back guarantee and our customers have all been very satisfied with the product.

Template Induced Crystallization

product_saltfreesoftener4_295x306Our premier water conditioning system is manufactured by Enviro Water Solutions, Inc.  Their process involves a patented media that essentially crystallizes the hardness molecules in your water and restricts them from adhering to surfaces.  Not only does it stop them from attaching to fixtures and appliances, it also removes existing deposits.  The most attractive part of this system is the lack of need to replace media or filters.  The system uses no electricity, does not have to regenerate and waste water, it does not damage the environment, and is completely maintenance free.   The Natursoft®™ product actually has independent scientific documentation that confirms it does exactly what the manufacturer says it will do.  It also has a lifetime warranty on the tank and the media.  We feel so confident in the product that The Trusted Plumber offers the Natursoft with a 2 year 100% satisfaction or your money back guarantee.  For further information on the NaturSoft®™ product you can visit their website at

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