Whether a portable softener is the best choice for you depends on your intended intent. A portable water softener is comparatively little and often is made up of a single tank only. A water softener is a system which gets connected to the present plumbing system, and as we're likely to see shortly, not all of these work the same manner. Sooner or later, a salt-based water softener should run a regeneration cycle to be in a position to continue to do the job. Normally, whole house water softeners have to manage plenty of hard water every single day, therefore their capacity and flow rate is greater than in point-of-use devices.