Originally Posted by 2Susan
I've been using water softener salt.
a 50 pound bag is about $4. Yes you have to dissolve it but that really doesn't take long.
Not Salt! OMG totally not good.
Water softener is not salty. Its a liquid that makes water "slippery"
You can not drink water treated with Calgon. It is normally ONLY used for pre-treating hard water to wash clothes.
It may very well be toxic to drink as it binds the minerals in the water into suspension.
SALT is only used in water softener systems to back flush the resin column tank. IT does not soften the water in a softener system; the resin column does. Salt is used to maintain that system.
I highly recommend you stop using any kind of salt in your tanks.
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