What is hard water?
Water with high levels of dissolved calcium, magnesium, and iron is considered ‘hard water’.
What is soft water?
Water with low levels of dissolved calcium, magnesium, and iron is considred ‘soft water’.
Do I have hard water?
The Central Coast has some of the hardest water in the country.
What is a Reverse Osmosis system?
A RO system is a reverse osmosis drinking water system. Water is forced through a membrane to remove impurities. RO water is typically 10 – 30 PPM, compared to Santa Barbara city water which is usually 500 – 750 PPM.
Why do softeners require salt?
Water softeners utilize a ‘salt brine’ to remove hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Potassium can be used in place of salt, but it is more costly and not as efficient.
Do salt-free water systems work?
Salt-free water systems will not remove hard water deposits.
Should I use Salt or Potassium?
Will a softener prolong the life of my dishwasher?
Yes, a softener will prolong the life of your washer by eliminating scale deposits that quickly cause damage to your equipment.
Why does my skin feel slick with soft water?
This is what ‘clean’ skin feels like without soap residue.