No. Potassium kills plants, grass, etc.
I have never had that problem while using this product.
Short answer, yes. You can use them in most water softeners, but check your users manual.
Yes, I believe there was a price increase.
There must be other minerals in your water that the potassium doesn’t remove.
I think it may be possible that some water softener systems are calibrated specifically for Sodium, and will not function correctly using Potassium, as I’ve read that Potassium is “less efficient” than Sodium at removing minerals from the resin bed (you need more to do the same work). So that efficiency factor may be part of a systems calibration.
I've ever used that product but in my opinion Nature's own is the best.
there are others but the main factor is how pure your salt is.this is the ticket.if on the top of your water softener tank, you see Dirty bubbles your salt is not pure enough.