A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard.
There are two types of water softeners, a salt-based water softener and a salt free water softener.
Salt based water softeners will give you more of the “slick” feeling in the shower and you will notice the soap creating more bubbles. Other benefits you will see include brighter colors in your clothes, reduced scale build-up on your showers and softer skin. These salt-based softeners require routine back wash and salt tank refill monthly, or depending on usage.