So I’m interested to know if anyone else has had an “opportunity” to sit down with the people from General Ionics. For those of you that have not heard of them, General Ionics is a water filtration company. They’ve got all sorts of special patents, and provide the technology for NASA to turn astronaut urine into clean, clear drinking water on the space shuttle.
I have to think that the astronauts don’t know about that one. I don’t care how good your technology is, I’m NOT drinking filtered pee. Mine or Boris’. No way, no how. Although, I suppose given a choice of death or drinking filtered urine, I’d be slurping the stuff.
Anyways, I had an opportunity to get a visit on Tuesday, to do a full assessment of my “water situation.” I went in just as skeptical as anyone. Surely my city water is fine. Everyone drinks it, nobody’s dying, nobody’s getting sick.
After his demonstration, however, I have to honestly say he swayed me. Our water is gross. It’s not going to harm us, necessarily, but it’s dirty. It’s hyper-chlorinated. And he gave me enough free stuff to make the purchase worth it.
1) 4 years worth of every soap in my home. Bar soap, laundry soap, dishwashing soap, shampoo, body wash, etc.
2) 200 lbs. of water softening salt.
3) A Soda Club machine.
They sent an excellent plumber over the next day to install everything, and I am now the proud owner of a General Ionics full-house water filtration system. And I honestly feel like I made a good purchase. No buyer’s remorse. At least not yet.
So, in the comments, I’d love to know if anyone else has had experience with this company, or any other, and what their thoughts on a device like this are.
Also, based on the demonstrations and my experience with this new device, I don’t understand why they are selling these on an almost exclusively referral basis. It seems to me that this stuff is industry-leading, works-as-advertised. Why is it then that the company that provides water filtration systems for NASA, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and several breweries has a brand name I have never heard?