1. A Softener Protects an RO Unit:

Reverse osmosis membranes are fragile. Although there is usually a small sediment filter in front of the RO, reverse osmosis has a hard time removing or reducing calcium and magnesium–the minerals that make water hard. So by installing a water softener with an RO drinking water system, the water softener or conditioner will reduce the water hardness, thus acting as a protective barrier for the RO system keeping it from fouling and extending the life of the membranes.

2. Quality Water:

Many people who choose to install a home water softener system also elect to install an under-sink reverse osmosis system in the kitchen. Such a system can be installed to service the kitchen tap, the lines leading to a refrigerator-freezer, or both.  In other words, a reverse osmosis system goes a step further than your water softener, ensuring the water you drink is even purer. 

A softener and an R.O. system are a great combination because while the softener will give you soft water throughout the entire home by removing minerals that make your water hard, an RO system will give your household outstanding drinking water by removing most impurities (including hydrocarbons, sulfates, cadmium, pesticides and more).

3. Cost Savings: 

Most water softener owners have found that with the savings in energy costs, extension of appliance lifespan, and lower soap/shampoo/detergent usage–a water softener can pay for itself pretty quickly. And not to be outdone–RO system owners find they save money, too. After installing an RO system, they eliminate the cost of bottled water from the family budget (as RO costs pennies per gallon), not to mention that most families save money by buying fewer sugaring drinks after an RO unit has been installed).

Thus, a softener and RO are a great pair that will reduce your expenses, plus provide you with outstanding, quality water.