Water Conditioners - Saltless Water Softeners
Water Conditioners are similar to water softeners. The main difference is they do not use salt. This is why they are sometimes called saltless or salt-free water conditioners.
The process is also different from that of a water softener. Instead of the process of ionic exchange, water conditioners chemically change the magnesium and calcium in the water. This change prevents those minerals from clinging to surfaces and creating scale. Since the minerals aren't captured in this type of system, there's no need for a regeneration cycle to purge the minerals.