What is the difference between the Aquablu Soft Shield Softener and Ion-exchange Softeners

Ion exchange resin takes out calcium and magnesium and releases sodium. The Soft Shield crystallizes the calcium and magnesium into calcium carbonate and retains the minerals, requiring no electricity, salt, or wastewater.

Ion-Exchange

Ion exchange resin takes out calcium and magnesium and releases sodium. The process requires backwashing and commonly comes with hefty maintenance. When they are saturated, the resin needs to be regenerated. 

Aquablu Soft Shield

The Aquablu Soft Shield does not require maintenance, salt, electricity, or waste-water. It uses a unique and patented crystallization media that turns calcium and magnesium into calcium carbonate. Hereby the minerals are retained in the water rather than being replaced with salts. For more information on the Soft Shield water softener, please click here