What is the Difference Between a Water Conditioner and a Water Softener?

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WATER CONDITIONER

WATER SOFTENER

Reduces scaling in pipes Reduces scaling in pipes
Reduces white or yellow-ish spots around faucets and drains Reduces white or yellow-ish spots around faucets and drains
Does not waste water back-flushing a brine tank Regularly back-flushes the brine tank
Retains calcium and magnesium Replaces the calcium and magnesium with twice the amount of sodium
Does not require regular salt replenishment Eliminates water spots from dishes
Allows soap to lather with ease, reducing soap scum
Allows you to use less soap, detergent, and dish soap
Corrosive to plumbing
Harmful to the environment
New installations banned in many cities across the US