No, Mickie is being dishonest. If this device reduces hard minerals like Ca and Mg, it can't be used as softner. There is no device as of today that conditions and softens your water. This is scientifically true!
Everything you need is included in with the unit. The only additional tool you would need would be a screwdriver to screw the unit to the wall.
Yes Jayson, as the price goes up - so does the output and strength of the systems. Weather proofing is not the only difference between the models.
Scalewatcher systems are designed for easy installation. If you can wrap a wire around a pipe - you can do an install in less than 30 minutes. The manufacturer as well as Home Depot, stands behind this product. Scalewatcher gives a full one year performance guarantee with its products as well as the best warranty in the business.