So Matt, I'm back to my normal state (a little confused). Does the sodium ion poison the soil? I'm watering with 20 gr/gal super hard water as it is. Is the calcium better than sodium? Seems to me that a lot of either could be harmful but I don't have an option to eliminate them both and at least the sodium doesn't clog everything up.Ah, now I understand the comment. I only bring up the “sodium not salt” thing because that is the biggest misconception about them and it is often exploited by certain water conditioning companies that want to sell people very expensive fixed exchange filtration systems (“no salt” softeners). They often use the scare tactic that you’re putting salt in your water and it’s going to wreck your health if you do, etc, etc. So I’m sensitive to the “salt” comments.
PS we got the "scare tactic" sales call shortly after moving in... I kicked them out