Does the Nuvo water softener work?


Has anyone used the Nuvo water softener system?


It is a citrus based system. The initial cost is MUCH less than the system I got. And I think it must be easier on plants. I may try one in my next house.

Any ideas?


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12 Responses to Does the Nuvo water softener work?

  1. Dave N says:

    It works pretty well for us (and stops the “brining” of the septic system – which can inhibit bacterial growth in the leach field) – our only complaint is the price (but Nuvo appears to be the only game in town – really simple chemistry, but they own the patent) & for the first month, there was lots of old crap coming out of the pipes (so you should filter the water coming out if you are using it on old pipes). 2 years later, no problems, no build up on shower heads, toilet parts, dishwasher (it was a nightmare before!!). I swear by this system!

  2. It sounds too good to be true. :X

  3. E Long says:

    Wayne, I live in western Oregon, where water from the Cascade Mountains is soft, but where well water may be mildly hard. (5-10 ppm Ca++). Without softening, well water causes significant lime deposition. I have used an ion exchange softener for 20+ years, but dislike carrying salt to the basement (40# bags, 1/month), and then having to pump the brine solution out into the ground.
    If I forget to replenish the salt, things start to lime up again! I replaced the softener 9 months ago, replacing it with the medium sized NuvoH20 filter. About 6 weeks after installing the NuvoH20 filter,
    noticed that lime was diminishing on sink surfaces and faucet spouts, and that the remaining lime was soft and easy to remove. After 9 months, I am very pleased with how much lime/scale has disappeared, and with how easily I can switch out the old citrus filter for the new one. Filter cost is about equal to salt cost, but the filter weighs 1-2 pounds rather than 40#, and I no longer have to pump brine into the basement drain. My cost for the NuvoH2O was ~$600, whereas the ion exchange softener cost me $2500 in 1990. Overall, a very nice product. They do need to come up with a simple way for the homeowner to test tapwater for the presence or concentration of the citrus chelant (ie, is the filter exhausted yet or is it still working).


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  5. Ralph says:

    It sounds too good to be true. We really need something to take out the calcium in our water. Has anyone had a poor experience with this.?

  6. Such a great and informative post. I am looking forward on this kind of method.

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