A 7-Stage Water Softener/Conditioner is the best your money can buy. It filters your water seven times before coming out of your faucets. If you want the very best drinking water for your family, then you should consider a 7-Stage Water Softener/Conditioner. So, the bottom line is with this water softener, you don't have to live with raw unhealthy, chemicalized, bad tasting, bad smelling water coming out of your faucets. The bonus is, your water will taste better than bottled water.