Water Softening Systems
What is Hard Water?
Rainwater is naturally soft but once it has fallen it percolates through the soil and rocks. Rainwater which falls on chalk and limestone dissolves and collects hardness minerals but when it falls on rocks such as granite it remains naturally soft. The hardness of main water is therefore dependent on where you live in the country. Hard water (300 mg/l as Calcium Carbonate equivalent) used in an average 4 person home contains 70kg of potential scale. Untreated it will cause damage and expense.
What are the Benefits of Softened Water?
Softened water saves time - independent studies have shown that considerable cleaning time is saved by using softened water. It can also save some 50% of washing powder and toilet soap consumption and similarly cut the use of shampoos, conditioners and cleaning products.
Softened water makes washing the car easier and will reduce streaking and spotting. Water softeners are installed in nearly all commercial laundries, kitchens and car washes in hard water areas.
Softened water rinses completely away without leaving scum behind. It makes laundry softer and brighter and makes dishes sparkle and shine.
Softened water has a clean, silky feeling. It makes bath time a luxury without the need for bath oils or bubble bath liquids. It also helps to make hair soft and easy to manage.