Frequently Asked Questions

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‘.
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Do I have hard water?

The Central Coast has some of the hardest water in the country.
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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.
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Do salt-free water systems work?

Salt-free water systems will not remove hard water deposits.

Should I use Salt or Potassium?

Potassium is good for gray water systems. Salt is great for when you have a reverse osmosis system. Read more here.

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.

How can I save water?

Upgrade the membrane in your drinking water system. Adjust your water softener. Re-calibrate for today’s hardness level. More water saving tips….

Can I reclaim water?

Yes, much of the water in your home can be reclaimed. Click here for more information

November 20, 2015 – Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Teddy BearDear Mr. Nipper,  Thank you so much for your recent gift to our Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation 3rd Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign, held in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.  The support you have provided is essential to the success of our organization, and truly makes a difference in the lives of families with children that have cancer.  We are thrilled to welcome you as an important new member of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation!  Your investment in Teddy Bear Foundation enables us to provide families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties that have children battling cancer critical financial and emotional support.

Lindsey Lenard, Executive Director

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sol-waveServing Ventura, Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez.  Sol Wave Water will provide you with the solutions to your water softening and drinking water needs.  Salt and potassium delivery,  drinking water system filter changes, service and maintenance for your current water softener and drinking water system.  We offer rental water softeners and drinking water systems.  Sol Wave Water is here to fit into your budget.