6 Different Types Of Water Softeners

Water Softeners

To start with

You cannot be too careful about ensuring the water delivered to your home is soft water.


You can only help yourself out by being proactive enough to purchase water softeners to eliminate the hard particles in the water delivered to you.


It can only get better when you choose the type of softener that fits best in your situation.

In that case

Here’s an explicit review of 6 types of Water Softeners your home can accommodate. Also, see this complete list of best options selected by Water Filter Guru.

Let’s get started:


The Salt-Based softening system is one that most people prefer, and are familiar with. They help to supply soft water to the whole house and control the rate of water flow. The Salt-Based Water softeners use filters, so no chemical components are attached.

How do they soften water?

The Ion-exchange process ensures that the magnesium and calcium from your water are replaced with sodium ions. You can as well recharge your resin using salt when you run out of sodium ions.

However, it cannot remove bacteria or chemicals inside the water, it will only complicate everything. Plus you might need to continuously purchase bags of salt for weekly upkeep.


The Salt-free systems do not need regeneration or recharge of salt, hence they are free from continuous upkeep, unlike the Salt-Based systems.

How do they soften water?

They do not naturally remove hard components in water, all they do is neutralize the buildup of hard minerals in the water, preventing them from sticking together. Hence, bacteria and chemicals do not stand a chance with this process. The actual system is expensive, but not as expensive as continuous refilling of salt bags. 


Portable — transportable — it gives you a chance of having soft water wherever you go. They are perfect for travelers and retailers on business trips. They do not require electricity, unlike the other softeners.

All you need is just a frequent addition of table salt in recharging as a softener.

However, they do not have as much capacity as standard-size softeners. Due to that, they are less expensive than their bigger counterparts.


Showerheads also supply the entire house with soft water. But, they do not cost much, unlike a random water softener. Additionally, you get to enjoy the luxury of its little cost, since you get to take your bath with it. Your skin and hair would enjoy the cost; you’d feel soft and hydrated. Plus, your shower walls will not have to accommodate water stains and spots, and if they do, they fade out easily after cleaning.

They are installed very easily. All you just have to do is to replace the old one by unscrewing it.

How do they fortify your water?

They use cartridge filters to remove the hard minerals.


Reverse Osmosis generally stirs and strips the water of the buildup of hard substances. Here, you might need to feature extra steps of introducing healthy components for the water to be efficient for drinking. They use high pressure to force the water through an RO membrane, which would filter to little, microscopic stages. It also ensures the water passes through other filters in order to totally get rid of impunities.


Just got introduced to the market, and pretty affordable! They do not fight against hard components in water, but just like the salt-free systems, they prevent the buildup of hard minerals and keep them soluble!

They are easy to install, and you don’t necessarily need to cut pipes.

However, they use electricity, so the magnetic force would condition easy passage of the water.

And that’s a wrap.