Our local PBS station had a man on today named Haley that has written books on household hints. I confess I had never heard of him, but he did have a host of good ideas. One of the things he used in a lot of his preparations was water softener. He had the box covered so I could not see the brand name, but he said you could find it in the laundry section of the grocery store. I absolutely don't recall ever having seen water softener in that section. Is it just something I have missed and is water softener sold as such or is it actually called by another name?